What is that smokey smell? Moxa!

Have you ever smelt a smokey incense smell walking into your acupuncturist’s office? If you did, it was most likely the burning of Moxa - dried mugwort. Moxibustion is the process of burning moxa on acupuncture points, channels, or injury sites to increase circulation, remove toxins, and create healing. Many patients report beneficial results and a relaxing effect to us from moxibustion. It is something that more experienced acupuncture patients will ask about and sometimes choose a practitioner that utilizes this technique over one that does not. Similar to sage and cedar in Native American culture, mugwort smoke is believed to remove negative energy or stagnation from a person or place. We

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