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.
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Nick is a nationally registered practitioner (AHPRA) of Chinese Herbal Medicine and Acupuncture, and an accredited member of the Australian Acupuncture and Chinese medicine Association (AACMA).
Nick has studied under Professor Zheng at the College of TCM in Melbourne, completed an internship program at the Hubei Chinese Medicine Hospital in Wuhan, China, and completed a Master of Traditional Chinese Medicine at the University of Western Sydney, focusing on chronic illness and women’s health.
Nick’s time in China was spent working within the Acupuncture Department and the Gastrointestinal and Respiratory Internal Medical Departments.
Nick has a keen interest in helping with the management of:
- Musculoskeletal injury
- Chronic pain e.g. back and neck pain
- Joint pain e.g. Arthritis, tennis elbow, plantar fasciitis
- Period pains and hormonal cramping