Moxibustion

“Moxa” is a Chinese herb from the Chrysanthemum family (Folium Artemisiae Vulgaris), commonly known as mugwort.  It is rolled into sticks or cones and burned either on or above the skin.  Burning this aromatic herb (Moxibustion) creates a sensation that is warming and pleasant.  It helps to regulate the body and strengthen the immune system.

It is the primary modality utilized when working to turn a breech baby (best success occurs between weeks thirty-four and thirty-seven of pregnancy.)