Moxibustion works by focussing warmth on certain areas of the body by burning natural compressed Mugwort leaf ( Folium Artemisiae Argyi ).

There are two methods of Moxibustion practised: direct and indirect.

At our Chester and Greater Manchester (Altrincham) clinics we use the indirect method of Moxibustion and use this method in two different ways -

  • One method of indirect Moxibustion is where a piece of Mugwort is attached to an acupuncture acupoint and lightly burnt,
  • Or alternatively a stick of Mugwort leaf is held close to the skin and removed when the skin turns slightly pinkish.

Our preferred method of using Moxibustion is to use Moxibustion and Acupunture in conjunction, so as to combine the effects of warmth, herbs and Acupuncture.

What can Moxibustion Treat?

Moxibustion treatments are used to treat a wide range of medical conditions (see below). It is a particularly popular treatment for pregnant mothers to help ensure a smooth labour and to reduce the risk of a breech presentation.

A brief list of conditions and disorders we use Moxibustion to treat:
Rheumatoid Arthritis and Osteoarthritis.
Neurological conditions including Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Bell's Palsy or fibromyalgia
Sports related injuries.
Upper respiratory tract infections and asthma.
Digestive system disorders such as constipation or Irritable Bowl Syndrome (IBS).
Gynaecological conditions including conditions/ailments such as painful periods and excessive vaginal discharge.
Fertility conditions such as abnormal foetal position, unknown infertility, impotence and assisting IVF.
Flu, colds and fatigue.

Does Moxibustion hurt?

Commonly the patient will experience a pleasant and relaxing warming sensation, which penetrates deep into their skin, but this will not cause any pain or blistering. There is no risk of burns to the body as Dr J Hui is a fully trained practitioner with over 20 years of experience in this field.