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About Acupuncture and Moxibustion Therapy

Acupuncture and Moxibustion are traditional East Asian medicinal therapies, used to both treat and prevent various illnesses.

Acupuncture Moxibustion Chinese Charactors

The word “acupuncture” literally means needle-puncture. In countries such as Japan and China, the practice of acupuncture is referred to as shinkyu (or zhenjiu), meaning AcupunctureMoxibustion (one word).

In the West, only the acupuncture needling is mainly taught and practiced, thus not many people have been treated with moxibustion (form of heat therapy using moxa on acupoint).

From a physiological perspective, acupuncture and moxibustion are known to work differently. While acupuncture is considered to induce a response through action on the nervous system, moxibustion is thought to act more directly on the circulatory or immune system. The combination of the two methods, which act through different physiological pathways, can greatly intensify the potential benefit of treatment.

Many traditional acupuncturists tactically combine these two methods in a variety of ways, depending on the patient’s constitution and presented conditions.

In, we will discuss both Acupuncture and Moxibustion as it has been traditionally practiced in tandem since ancient times.  It is believed that Acupuncture used in conjunction with Moxibustion profoundly enhances each modality’s effects.

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Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) and Acupuncture Moxibustion

Overactive Bladder and Acupuncture Moxibustion

Acupuncture Clinical Trials – Introduction

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Health Conditions that are Commonly Treated by Acupuncture Moxibustion: 

Back Pain, Headaches, Sciatica, Tendinitis, Sports Injuries, Digestive Problems, Insomnia, Urinary Problems, Female Health and Infertility, Anxiety, and more…

(Some health conditions are recommended to combine with other conventional and alternative care such as Chinese herbal medicine, naturopathic medicine, or chiropractic.)