Warnings and Precautions of Moxibustion

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Warnings and Precautions of Moxibustion

Moxibustion is an alternative therapy that involves the application of heat on acupuncture points to obtain a therapeutic effect. The following explanation is simple and informative: “Moxibustion is a focused heat therapy which involves the burning of the herb Mugwort over specific acupuncture points to positively stimulate the body in a variety of ways. Mugwort is the herb of choice as it burns evenly, and its oils and aromas have a positive effect on the body”.

Here are several key benefits of Moxibustion:

  1. Protects the body from contagious diseases. Stops the spreading of infection from acute or chronic diseases, and alleviates pain. Also, expels coldness and blood stasis
  2. Helps in weight loss and weight control
  3. Functions as an enhancement and boosts the immune system
  4. Helps treat health conditions related to a weak kidney or high blood pressure
  5. Helps in normalizing or lowering blood pressure
  6. Helps treat health conditions related to a weak kidney or high blood pressure
  7. Helps weaken cancer cells through the moxa's heat. Studies indicated that applying moxibustion directly on top of the cancer mass will weaken the cancer cells 
  8. Treats AIDS and Virus diseases. Helps multiple white blood cells
  9. Treats sexual conditions such as impotence, pre-ejaculation, and infertility
  10. Strengthens the body's metabolism and helps in restoring the body's youth

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Warnings and Precautions of Moxibustion 

Although it appears inoffensive, the therapy of moxibustion is not for everyone and in some cases it in not advisable and should be avoided.

Below you will find common cautions and contraindications for moxibustion.

1. Patients should never be left alone during moxibustion procedure. The experience of heat from moxibustion will vary depending on your patient’s constitution. Some patients will feel the pleasant warm sensation turn to a burning sensation very quickly, while others will take a lot of heat to cause even a mild sensation. 

2. Moxibustion should not be performed over the face or other sensitive tissues. It should not be performed on patients who do not have the ability to feel heat or pain, due to age or neurological impairment.  

3. The use of moxibustion should be avoided by people suffering from cardiovascular diseases, when there is a disease or febrile illness, nor is it advised for people suffering with bacterial infections.

4. The application of moxibustion should be avoided in pregnant women, or near skin wounds and irritated skin.

5. After moxibustion, you should not take a bath for 3 hours.



Alternative to Traditional Moxibustion -  iJoou Smart Moxibustion Device

iJoou  (From 29.95$, Shop it >> )is the world's first smart gear and app that brings the ancient healing power of Moxibustion to the modern world. With iJoou Smart moxibustion device, you can do Moxa therapy anytime anywhere and hands free, control the temperature via Bluetooth and find out the acupuncture points easily.

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