Moxibustion is a form of heat therapy in which dried herbal materials called "moxa" are burned on or very near the surface of the skin. The intention is to warm, strengthen and invigorate the blood flow of Qi in the body and dispel certain pathogenic influences.
An increase in the circulation of Qi can help your body deal with a broad range of issues, including digestive problems and chronic pain.
Moxibustion is founded on the belief that blockages in the flow of energy lead to mental and physical health problems. Because of this, it’s used to treat:
One study has found moxibustion to be excellent therapy for chronic kidney disease. Researchers found it to have a great effect on reducing serum creatinine, which is responsible for poor kidney function in high doses.
Hot flashes. A study involving 51 women in their postmenopausal stages tried to establish the effect of moxibustion on hot flashes. The researchers found that undergoing 14 sessions of the therapy helped reduce the severity and frequency of hot flashes.
Breech Birth. Moxibustion is considered a safe alternative to help with breech presentation. This refers to a condition where the baby is positioned with its feet first in the birth channel. This position makes for a difficult delivery.
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