Acupuncture and Moxibustion in Vancouver

Moxibustion is a technique that is often incorporated into an Acupuncture session. Moxa (which is utilized in Moxibustion) is an herbal substance commonly known as mugwort (AiYe in Chinese), which has unique warming/Yang qualities. In order to activate these properties the herb is ignited at about one inch away from the skins surface at the same points used in Acupuncture. The heat warms the Qi and blood in the channels and is therefore useful in the treatment of disease and the maintenance of health. Moxibustion can be used separately or as an accompaniment with Acupuncture.

Moxa is used for pain and deficient conditions, its warming qualities enhance circulation to a particular area. It is clinically effective for common conditions such as: Acute and Chronic Pain (Frozen Shoulder, Back pain, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome), digestive upset (Diarrhoea, IBS), Women's Disorders, and sexual function (Impotence, Decreased Libido etc.)