Boosting Immunity + Turning Breech Babies with Moxibustion
Updated: Feb 19, 2020
Moxa or moxibustion is a Traditional Chinese Medicine technique that involves the burning of the herb mugwort. It has been used throughout Asia for thousands of years to strengthen immune system, nourish blood, warm the body, promote circulation, reduce pain, relieve swelling and inflammation, and maintain general health.
Amazing things Moxa can do:
• Turn a breech baby, which would often otherwise result in a c-section.
A study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association in 1998 found that up to 75% of women suffering from breech presentations before childbirth had fetuses that rotated to the normal position after receiving moxibustion at an acupuncture point on the bladder meridian. (swipe to see).
• Double White Blood Cell count resulting in increased immune function.
WBC’s fight off infection are crucial in keeping our immune systems functioning properly. Moxa on St36 (swipe to see) can double WBC count immediately, reaching its peak around 8 hours later. WBC count remains elevated for 4-5 days. When moxa is applied continuously for 6 weeks, increased WBC count can be sustained for up to 13 weeks after discontinuation of moxa.
Charlotte Morgan, L.Ac.