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What is Moxibustion?

Moxibustion is a traditional Chinese medicine therapy using moxa made from dried mugwort. It plays an important role in the traditional medical systems of China (including Tibet). Suppliers usually age the mugwort and grind it up to a fluff; practitioners burn the fluff or process it further into a cigar-shaped stick. They can use it indirectly, with acupuncture needles, or directly above the patient’s skin. It is used to warm specific points on the body to relieve pain or reduce the length and severity of labour in pregnant women.

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