Acupuncture & Moxibustion

ACUPUNCTURE has been used for over 2000 years to effectively unblock, direct and restore the flow of energy through the body. Thin, sterile needles are inserted into precise points along the body’s pathways, opening up a free flow of energy through the channels. Acupuncture works by increasing Qi in areas that are depleted, and by dispersing and redirecting Qi in areas with an excess of energy. The flow of Qi improves the circulation of blood and fluids and the functioning of the nervous system. MOXIBUSTION, often combined with acupuncture, uses the herb moxa (mugwort or Artemisia vulgaris). Moxa is burned and allowed to smolder like an incense stick held above the skin, or positioned on the inserted needle. The conduction of heat warms and stimulates circulation for a smoother flow of Qi and blood. This therapy has been used to raise white blood cell counts in severely debilitated patients and has helped reposition breech babies.