Moxa Stick

12 March 2019

Amenities

Moxa Staff

 

The moxa stick is used for dry heat therapy. In Chinese medicine it is practiced on acupuncture points. Moxa is mugwort, a therapeutic plant containing mineral salts and vitamins. It is dried, crushed and rolled into a stick shape. The therapist turns on the moxa then presents it, without contact, to the painful point. It lets it burn until the local appearance of a sensation of warmth, redness and perspiration. The heat released by the moxa acts as an infrared of a particular quality, very stimulating. This dry heat penetrates locally and deeply through the skin. It stimulates the circulation of fluids, increases cellular metabolism, reduces pain and relaxes tissues.

Therapists at the Massotrp Clinic sometimes use it to help conditions such as tendinopathies, muscle contractures, stiffness …

If you prefer moist heat then try the compresses of the hydrocollator.

Amenities

Moxa Staff

 

The moxa stick is used for dry heat therapy. In Chinese medicine it is practiced on acupuncture points. Moxa is mugwort, a therapeutic plant containing mineral salts and vitamins. It is dried, crushed and rolled into a stick shape. The therapist turns on the moxa then presents it, without contact, to the painful point. It lets it burn until the local appearance of a sensation of warmth, redness and perspiration. The heat released by the moxa acts as an infrared of a particular quality, very stimulating. This dry heat penetrates locally and deeply through the skin. It stimulates the circulation of fluids, increases cellular metabolism, reduces pain and relaxes tissues.

Therapists at the Massotrp Clinic sometimes use it to help conditions such as tendinopathies, muscle contractures, stiffness …

If you prefer moist heat then try the compresses of the hydrocollator.