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« on: December 23, 2015, 11:34:53 am »
Moxibustion also originates from China and today also still commonly used even becoming more and more popular world wide. It is an effective natural treatment and also often used as an alternate method to acupuncture for those who are afraid of the traditional acupuncture needles.

Moxibustion very much used the same way as acupuncture but instead of using needles to stimulate acu-points on the body the practitioner uses a stick made out of herbs, very much resembling a large cigar and the slow burning of this herb stick is used to warm up points or areas on the body. The heat also opens up the pores on the body letting in the healing properties of the herbs from the moxa stick, further assisting with treatments.

Moxibustion is very effective for pain and aches, by warming these areas help blood and other body fluids to flow properly assisting the body in healing or slowing down chronic problems.

There are more variations of moxibustion such as combining it with acupuncture needles. In this case the practitioner inserts needles in the body and also applies moxibustion by the needles, increasing the effectiveness of healing and cutting down on healing time.

Moxibustion originates from North China where the weather is harsher and using heat for warming helped with healing even more. It is, however not restricted to colder areas, today it is widely used at any parts of the world and still a preferred method for many people for healing.