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At Yanhee Hospital, our skilled team provides Moxibustion, an ancient technique involving the burning of mugwort, to promote healing and wellness. Whether you’re seeking alternative therapies for conditions like autism or struggling with diabetic wounds that won’t heal, Moxibustion can be a valuable addition to your holistic healthcare journey

Overview

What is Moxibustion?

Moxibustion is a form of heat therapy that involves burning dried plant material, known as moxa, near the surface of the skin. This therapy aims to stimulate the flow of Qi (vital energy) in specific areas of the body to dispel pathogenic factors and promote healing.

Chinese Mugwort, scientifically known as Artemisia argyi or Artemisia vulgaris, is the primary material used to make moxa. However, other substances may also be used in the production of moxa. This ancient practice is often used in conjunction with acupuncture to enhance its therapeutic effects.

The Process of Moxibustion

During a Moxibustion session, the practitioner holds a burning moxa stick close to the skin without making direct contact. The moxa material is typically compressed into a stick or pole, resembling an oversized cigar. When lit, the moxa smolders, emitting a penetrating heat.

The practitioner then holds the smoldering moxa over specific acupuncture points, corresponding to the treatment area. The heat from the moxa is applied close enough to the skin to induce reddening and a warm sensation, which is integral to the therapeutic process.

What to expect during Moxibustion Treatment

During moxibustion treatment, many patients report a sudden and pleasant sensation of warmth spreading along the specific pathway corresponding to the jing luo channel being treated. This warming sensation is often interpreted as a positive sign, indicating the arrival of Qi and the expulsion of xue (stagnant or toxic blood) from the channel.

Applications of Moxibustion

Moxibustion is commonly used in the treatment of various conditions, including:

  • Arthritis pain and other “cold” conditions that benefit from heat application.
  • Digestive issues, such as indigestion.
  • Gynecological and obstetrical conditions, including certain complications in late-term pregnancy.
  • Prevention of colds and flu strains.

Many practitioners combine acupuncture and moxibustion in clinic sessions when diagnosis and treatment strategies require both methods. It is believed that these therapies are more effective when used together.

Unlike acupuncture, which requires a trained professional and is typically done in a clinic setting, moxibustion can be easily applied at home. Chinese medical practitioners often teach their patients how to use moxa at home to enhance the effects of their clinical treatments.

The Scent of Moxibustion

One minor inconvenience of moxibustion is the smoke and odor it produces. While some moxa models produce less smoke, the preferred Mugwort-based moxa tends to produce more.

Although the smoke can be noticeable, most Traditional Chinese Medicine clinics are well-ventilated and equipped with air purification systems to minimize any discomfort.

It’s common for TCM practitioners to place signs in their clinics informing patients and visitors about the nature of the odor. The scent of moxa is strong and resembles marijuana, which some may find offensive.

PRICE AND PACKAGES

Procedure

Price (THB)

Moxibustion

650 per session

Pulse Diagnosis

600

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