What is Moxibustion?

Moxibustion (Moxa), refers to a traditional Chinese medicine technique involving the application of heat to facilitate treatment of various complaints. The heat comes from burning the herb mugwort (Artemisia argyl) in one shape or form and placing it close to the skin. We mostly use a ‘smokeless’ moxa stick. The stick looks like a cigar and emits a lovely radiant head when lit.

The heat is applied by holding the moxa stick over specific points or areas of the body for a few minutes. This serves to remove any coldness or stagnation, promote and regulate circulation, stregnthen and warm the organs, lift your energy and help restore health.

Moxa heating us usally an adjunct to acupuncture treatments and is more frequently applied during the cooler months of Autumn and Winter. It can be particularly helpful for muscular aches and cramping.

For more information on moxibustion check our FAQ section.

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Nick founded Gardenvale Traditional Chinese Medicine in Brighton.  He is a nationally registered practitioner (AHPRA) of Chinese Herbal Medicine and Acupuncture. He is also an accredited member of the Australian Acupuncture and Chinese medicine Association (AACMA). Now, for over 20 years Nick has been actively working in the field of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM)in the Brighton area.  His work involves detailed consultations with his patients involving Chinese herbal medicine, acupuncture, and nutritional advice.

Nick studied under Professor Zheng at the College of TCM in Melbourne.  After completing his studies, he worked within an internship program at the Hubei Chinese Medicine Hospital in Wuhan, China for one year.  His time in China was spent working within the Acupuncture Department and the Gastro Intestinal and Respiratory Internal Medical Departments. Nick has completed a Master of Traditional Chinese Medicine at the University of Western Sydney, focusing on chronic illness and women’s health.

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Lexi is a nationally registered Acupuncturist and Chinese Medicine Herbalist. She has completed a Bachelor of Health Science (Chinese Medicine) at the Southern School of Natural Therapies in Melbourne. Lexi is also a qualified Holistic Kinesiologist and Counsellor and has been working in this field for the past 15 years.

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