Treatments

Moxa - Gentle Healing Practice

Moxa München

Moxa is an ancient healing method that predates acupuncture, which is 3,000 years old and better known in the West. In Japan, moxa has held a firm place in medicine for thousands of years as equal to acupuncture. Moxa treatment is performed with the dried and processed Artemisia plant, also known as mugwort. This is formed into small cones and placed at specific points along the patient’s body. The cones are then lit with an incense stick and burn only about a third of the way down until they are removed and allowed to go out. Thus, the treatment is completely safe and free of side effects. I was the only Western therapist to learn this method of moxa application from my Japanese teacher, who taught me the traditional treatment methods. Together with her father, she supplemented the ancient, Far Eastern therapy method with insights from modern medicine. Optimal results are achieved by certain light body movements, which are carried out during the moxa therapy. The effect of moxa on the body can be divided into two categories

Existing
diseases

Moxa is used in Japan for a wide variety of diseases. The basic assumption is that illnesses are due to an imbalance in the body’s energy system. One of these, and probably the best known in the West, is Qi, which is known from Traditional Chinese Medicine. In addition, our whole body is made up of energy channels, which include our arteries, nerves and muscles. Moxa has a profound and lasting effect on all these systems. By applying moxa to the right points on the body, the entire system is regulated and restored to its natural and healthy state.

Prevention
of new diseases

In Japan, moxa has a long tradition for disease prevention. This is because imbalances in the body can be corrected most effectively before they have manifested themselves in various symptoms or even chronic diseases. It is much easier to correct the imbalances of the body before they have manifested as diseases.