Category Archives: Moxibustion

What Place Does Complementary and Holistic Healthcare Have in Modern Society?

What Place Does Complementary and Holistic Healthcare Have in Modern Society?

The practice of healing and paying attention to the body is as old as humans and ancient systems such as acupuncture have their roots set in history going back two thousand years.

Modern medicine has transformed human and technological progress, allowing our population to rise, become stronger and to live healthier lives. With pain relief, development of vaccines and extraordinary reduction in infections and as well as disease control and treatment, modern medicine is the reason we live such relatively comfortable lives.

Moxibustion and Breech Babies: an Overview

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Using Moxibustion for Breech Babies – a Quick Overview

A type of heat therapy used in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), moxibustion is becoming more widely offered across the NHS and in private practice here in the UK, particularly in the case of breech babies.

So how can moxibustion therapy cause babies to shift into the right position, just in time for birth? We’re going to take a look at this question so you can work out whether moxibustion is a service you could begin offering in your practice.

New Support and Appreciation for Allied Health Professionals through the AHP Hub

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New Support and Appreciation for Allied Health Professionals through the AHP Hub

As many AHP services have paused during the pandemic, we are all feeling their absence.
The Royal Society for Public Health has recently launched an online hub for AHPs. On it, you can read blogs, keep abreast of COVID-related developments, access training and read relevant studies.

Working with Auriculotherapy: What Are Ear Seeds For?

Working with Auriculotherapy: What Are Ear Seeds For? Traditional Chinese Medicine has had thousands of years to develop all sorts of intriguing treatments and acupuncture is one of the most popular branches of therapy in the West. Acupuncture itself is a broad and comprehensive practice though, using techniques from massage and moxa all the way […]

Using Acupuncture and Moxibustion for Stress Management

Using Acupuncture and Moxibustion for Stress Management In 2018, 74% of people surveyed by YouGov reported being so stressed they felt overwhelmed. That was 2018, imagine what those numbers would look like in 2020 when the world has been turned upside down? There’s no two ways around it, stress is something that all of us […]

Why Workplace Health Education Is a Much-Needed Service

Why Workplace Health Education Is a Much-Needed Service In the UK, the average person spends 60% of the time sitting down. If you work in an office, that rises to 75%. Those are frightening statistics considering our bodies are specifically designed to move. The health ramifications of our sedentary lifestyles are not lost on physiotherapists […]

Light It Up: How to Choose the Right Moxa

Light It Up: How to Choose the Right Moxa There are more moxibustion products available than you can shake an acupuncture needle at and choosing the right ones for your practice can be tricky. Should you be using stick-on moxa? Loose moxa? Does it matter? Even if you’ve been practising moxibustion for a while, with […]

Why Moxibustion is Becoming More Popular Across the UK

Why Moxibustion is Becoming More Popular Across the UK In the West, we can go for hundreds, even thousands of years without adopting Eastern health practices. Then, seemingly out of the blue, a new trend arrives on the scene and it feels as though it’s just been invented. Often though, Eastern nations have been doing […]

What’s Moxibustion? Get the Low Down on Acupuncture’s Companion

What is Moxibustion? Ever got confused about that weird incense you might’ve seen advertised with acupuncture? It’s called moxa and it’s not just used for the faint smell of marijuana. The Basics Moxa is the dried variant of the plant mugwort. It’s known often as Japanese or Chinese mugwort or Ai Ye in Chinese medicine. […]