Moxibusted with Moxibustion!
So I discovered Moxibustion while taking a class on hydrosols.. weird right?
My most amazing teacher Lisa Kelly owner of The Red Tent out of Florida.
This awesome healing heat therapy is done by burning Moxa also known as the herb Mugwort. I use this herb in lots of your yoni steams!
The intention is to warm and invigorate the flow of Qi in the body and dispel certain pathogenic influences (the things that make ya go ouch!). Iv'e been practicing a lot with these really cool moxi tools to make sure you stay safe.. don't worry... we will even have a safe word. hahaha... I'm serious..
What can I expect to feel?
It is not uncommon for patients receiving moxibustion to report a sudden flooding of warmth that quickly radiates along a specific pathway away from the site of application. This is a good result, as it indicates the arrival of the Qi and signals that the flow of Qi and xue has been freed in the channel. Basically the heat and herbal properties actually help with healing! Isn't that awesome?!?!
When is moxibustion used?
Moxibustion is used for:
Pain due to injury or arthritis, especially in "cold" patterns where the pain naturally feels better with the application of heat Digestive Problems and irregular elimination Gynecological and obstetrical conditions, including breech presentation in late term pregnancy Protection against cold and flu strains
What does it smell like?
There is a small inconvenience associated with moxibustion: the smoke and odor.
The lingering odor produced from burning mugwort unfortunately smells somewhat like marijuana. This is why you will now see signs around the office warning about the smell and why appointments where I use moxa, will usually be scheduled as my last appointment of the day.