moxabustion

moxabustion

Chinese medicine
A variation of acupuncture that uses heat, in which mugwort (Artemisia vulgaris) is rolled into a pea-sized cone, placed point up and burned almost to the skin; the smouldering cone is extinguished after a few seconds, and the warmth passes into the acupuncture needle.
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On November 2nd, 2013 the World Federation of Acupuncture and Moxabustion Societies (WFAS) held the 8th World Conference on Acupuncture at Darling Harbour in Sydney.
Treatments include acupuncture, moxabustion, cupping and Chinese patent herbal medicine.
Liu began to give me a 45-minute treatment that included acupuncture, massage, cupping, and moxabustion.
Acupuncture with moxabustion (a warming herb) is an effective way of nourishing and revitalising the life force of the water element allowing it to flow smoothly and vigorously.
Joan Maynard, of the British Acupuncture Council, says moxabustion is knownto be highly effective.
Some babies turn themselves naturally, but a number of studies have shown that where moxabustion is used, there is an increase in the baby's movement, which then encourages the baby to turn.
But Moxabustion doesn't work in every case, says Vicky, and if the baby doesn't turn itself within four sessions, then it hasn't been successful.
The treatment, based on the principles of acupuncture and known as moxabustion, is said to be able to turn a baby in the womb and spare a woman from the hazards of a breech birth.
As well as moxabustion he was using acupuncture techniques to treat morning sickness and to help during labour.