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Moxibustion Therapy

Moxibustion is a traditional Chinese medicine technique that has been used for thousands of years. It works on the same principle as acupuncture — targeting acupuncture points — but heat therapy in the form of smoldering mugwort replaces the needles. Through moxibustion, we can alleviate both chronic and acute pain, restore balance to the body, and promote overall well-being. 

Who should consider moxibustion?

Because fire (yang) is its central element, moxibustion is most often used to dispel cold stagnation (yin) and the conditions that arise as a result. Common problems from a Western medicine lens that may be loosely associated with cold stagnation include:


  • Hypothyroidism

  • Low blood sugar (hypoglycemia)

  • Sluggish digestion

  • Oversensitivity to cold

  • Fluid retention

  • Lowered immunity

  • Joint pain and arthritis

  • Depression and low mood

Aliona discovered her passion for Chinese Medicine over 15 years ago after experiencing its life changing benefits. Her acupuncture and herbal treatments are custom tailored for each patient and blends all her disciplines into a unique rejuvenating holistic and balancing experience.

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