Mugwort is a member of the powerful Artemis family of herbs and is used widely both in western and eastern herbal traditions, prevalent in Korean, Japanese and Chinese medicine history.
Burning mugwort in moxibustion heat therapy is one of the oldest forms of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) therapy and is used to stimulate the flow of qi (energy) to promote blood circulation, vitality of the body to maintain general health. It is especially useful to dispel cold and dampness of the body. Traditionally, mugwort has an affinity with the female reproductive system and is used as a uterine stimulant to restore a woman’s natural monthly cycle due to irregular periods and treat menstrual cramps or dysmenorrhea.
Relive Cold Sensations, Dampness of the body
“King of Herbs” Mugwort is effective in relieving colds, dehumidification, smoothing the flow of qi. The body’s internal organs, limbs, skin condition, muscle and blood require certain thermal conditions to moisturize and nourish for our body to maintain vitality. Through moxibustion treatment, thermal heat is stimulated to improve the channel pathways in our vital organs, with effects in improving the reproduction systems for both male and female.
By stimulating the male and female hormone levels, the following ailments can be relieved: dysmenorrhea, polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS). This is due to reduced secretion of estrogen which can lead to irregular periods, menstrual cramps, rough skin, insomnia, memory loss, menopause syndrome.
Moxibustion for ovarian wellness will essentially provide healing effects for uterus related conditions, improve abdominal gynecological inflammation owning to pelvic inflammatory disease, cervicitis, uterine fibroids, endometriosis, infertility. Other benefits for women include prevention and modulating breast hyperplasia, mastitis and breast tumors.
Improve Immune system, Anti Aging Effects
Moxibustion can improve the body’s immune system, enhance the body’s replenishment and cell growth to condition a weak body to become healthier. When moxibustion is performed through acupuncture points, infrared stimulation can stimulate the biological molecules through the meridians to produce heightened resonance effect of the body.
This effectively improves the flow of energy through the body channels, with the ability to promote normal cells, prevent the growth of deficient diseased cells activation through improved immune system, correct the pathological state, energy metabolism disorder through regulation of the body’s immune system to inhibit aging cells.
Lots of comparative study has found that moxibustion conditioning effects is more prominent especially in improving the body’s immunity, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, provides anti-fatigue effects, anti-aging effects, as well as providing a comprehensive conditioning of the body system.