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Moxibustion is a type of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM). It usually involves burning an herb called mugwort just above the skin or on specific skin points called acupoints. There are many types of moxibustion. Moxibustion is used to promote blood flow.

Moxibustion is used for stomach pain, acne, HIV/AIDS, aging, and many other conditions, but there is no good scientific evidence to support these uses.

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Moxibustion is an ancient Chinese therapy thought to help the chi or "life force." Moxibustion involves burning the moxa herb on or close to the body, especially near points used in acupuncture. There are various types of moxibustion.

Moxibustion seems to change the temperature and blood flow around the treatment area. This might help the body make chemicals that reduce swelling and pain. This might also help various parts of the body and the immune system work better.

Moxibustion is POSSIBLY SAFE when administered by a trained professional. Moxibustion might cause some side effects, such as skin burns, stomach upset, headache, and discomfort from the smoke.

Special Precautions & Warnings:

Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Moxibustion is POSSIBLY UNSAFE when used during pregnancy. There are some studies showing it might cause the baby to be born too early.

There isn't enough reliable information to know if moxibustion is safe to use when breast-feeding. However, there's no reason to expect safety concerns when used correctly.

Asthma: Some people with asthma find that the smoke from moxibustion makes breathing more difficult. But other research shows that moxibustion might help people with asthma. Talk to your healthcare provider if you have asthma and are considering moxibustion.

There are no known interactions with medications. Before taking this product, talk with your health professional if you take any medications.

There are no known interactions with herbs and supplements.

There are no known interactions with foods.

The appropriate or safe use of moxibustion depends on several factors such as the condition being treated or the person administering the treatment. Be sure to seek and follow relevant directions from your physician or other healthcare professional before using this treatment.

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