Traditional oriental medical technique

Moxibustion is a traditional oriental medical technique; that is burning of moxa, a small spoogy herb, to facilitate healing.

How does moxibustion work? Does it burning and hurt?

There are two types of way of moxibustion: direct and indirect. With direct moxibustion, a small, rice shaped amount of moxa is placed on the protection paper on acu-point and burned or is removed before it burns out.


The guest will experience a pleasant heating sensation that penetrates deep into the skin, but should not experience any pain, blistering or scarring unless the moxa is left on place for too long.

In case you are afraid of burning, we do indirect moxibustion.

We use a moxa bar, roughly the shape of and size of a cigar, and lights and holds it close to the are being treated for several minutes until the are turns red. Another form of indirect moxibustion uses both needles and moxa.

A needle is inserted into an acu-point and retained. On the top of needle, a small stainless basked in which a lump of carbonated moxa is placed, is covered and ignited, generating heat to the point and the surrounding area. After the desired effect is achieved, the moxa is extinguished and the needles removed.