Moxa, Moxa, Man, I want to be a Moxa Man!
Moxa is awesome! What is Moxa you ask? Moxa is Mugwort (Artimesia argyi) that is burned either directly on the skin (commonly the back, shoulder area and belly) or indirectly, as shown on the left. What is it good for? Here are a few benefits of note:
- Back Pain
- Muscle Stiffness
- Menstrual Cramps
- Digestive Problems
This post is just an introduction to make you curious about moxa! Please be sure your practitioner is properly trained so you can relax and enjoy the benefits! My thanks to all of the practioners over the last two millennium and to the Village People. Here is a link to an article on moxa in Acupuncture Today.
Breathe Deep and Be Well!