Moxibustion is a traditional Chinese medicine technique that involves the burning of the herb mugwort, also known as artemesia vulgaris or ai ye in Chinese, to help healing by gently warming the body. Mugwort acts as an emmenagogue, an agent that increases blood circulation to the pelvic area and uterus and stimulates menstruation.

Moxibustion is often used to treat:

• Breech birth
• Menstrual cramps and irregularities
• Infertility
• Arthritis
• Back pain
• Headaches
• Migraines
• Muscle stiffness
• Tendonitis
• Digestive conditions
• Ulcers

Licensed acupuncturist, Mona Chopra, discusses moxibustion:

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