Miracle Herb: Mugwort in Moxibustion
A key ingredient in moxibustion, mugwort have been crowned the “Miracle Healer” for its herbal cure and ability to prevent diseases and ailments since ancient times. Historical records from the medical journal have documented mugwort’s medicinal effect to be both warm and soothing to the human body, effective through the body’s 12 meridians for health deficiency effects due to spleen, liver, kidney. Besides relieving cold, dampness and warming the meridians, mugwort is also effective in enhancing our vitality (qi) and blood circulation, relieve pain , improve body deficiencies. Traditionally, mugwort has been termed the panacea herb for women’s health problems.
Mugwort comprises of various organic substances beneficial to our body, vitamins and essential oils, and is rich in nutrients. Mugwort also contains essential vitamin A, B1, B2, C, etc and a variety of minerals such as chlorophyll, iron, manganese, potassium, phosphorus and other minerals rich in anti-cancer properties. Essentially a pollution-free alkaline plant, mugwort is able to improve ailments due to acidic conditions of the body and strengthen the immune system.
Moxibustion is the most effective way to maximise the medicinal efficacy of mugwort. Primarily, moxibustion therapy is able to improve the flow of our body’s meridian pathways (Jing Luo), enhancing the flow of energy (qi), reduce rheumatism, rheumatoid arthritis, relief pain.
Eliminate Fatigue, Relief Insomnia
After strenuous exercise or labor activities, one will usually suffer from muscle pain, fatigue and other muscular symptoms due to excess accumulation of lactic acid from the muscles. Moxibustion can effectively reduce the accumulation of lactic acid, thus relieving fatigue bodies Through moxibustion, blood circulation around the head and neck regions are also stimulated, improving sleep and thus relieving symptoms of insomnia, absent-mindedness or poor memory.
Achieve Detox, Skin Whitening and Moisturizing Effects
Ailments related to our skin correspond directly to the functions of our lungs. When the lung’s function is affected, the effects are most visible through damages observed on one’s skin and hair follicles. Fundamentally, to achieve proper skin care and anti aging effects, maintenance of our lungs through moxibustion as preventive care plays a vital role for our lungs to function properly and thus improve our skin conditions.
Moxibustion is both a natural and green method to maintain our health. Mugwort leaves emit a fragrant smell for nasal inhalation, clearing any obstructed airway. Extracts of essential oil from burning mugwort during moxibustion also has a direct effect to the body, improving blood circulation, promoting the excretion of body waste and toxins.
The effects of beauty moxibustion can be further enhanced by targeting at specific acupuncture points on the meridians of the body. Though this, the treatment is also highly effective in alleviating the side effects of low-quality cosmetics applied to the skin, for discharge of lead and harmful chlorofluocarbon (CFC). This helps to improve the skin’s water retention rate, achieve moisturizing effect and protect the skin, allowing women who undergoes the treatment to have a natural, healthy and radiant skin.
In addition, biological analysis also indicate that mugwort contains thujone, a variety of enzymes, choline, starch etc. Essentially, Artemisia, wormwood root, stem, leaf body are considered as herbal treasure, rich in properties for the following skin care: skin whitening, moisturizing, anti aging, anti wrinkles, improve acne, anti-oxidant, prevent sensitive skin.