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Moxibustion for Pain, Anxiety, Fertility, Digestive and Immune Disorders

Moxibustion is one of the warm healing therapies utilized by the Traditional Oriental Medicine Physicians. It can be considered as a combination of Acupuncture and Herbal treatments. A special herb, Ai Ye or Mugwort is used in moxa for its therapeutical properties. In Native American culture that predates colonization the Mugwort is also regarded as a sacred plant of spiritual healing. Methods of moxibustion include direct scarring (a skin blister is formed), direct-non-scarring (moxa is removed before the blister is formed) and indirect (held near but never touches the skin). Moxibustion is performed to warm the points and meridians, promote circulation and expel pathogens from the body. Moxibustion is commonly used in chronic conditions especially of a cold and damp nature, including Chronic joint and muscle pain, various digestive disorders, and fertility problems. There also is strong evidence of moxibustion being used successfully for cephalic positioning of the fetus who were in breech position. 

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