Is an adjunctive therapy performed by burning small cones of dried pressed leaves of moxa (mugwort , Artemisia vulgaris, Ai Ye) on or near acupuncture points; it can be done alone or with acupuncture.

. In ancient times moxabustion was used extensively, and sometimes instead of needles, especially in the coldest regions of China; the Chinese character for acupuncture literally means “acupuncture-moxibustion”.

What are the benefits of moxibustion?

  • Enhances local blood circulation therefore reduces pain

  • Dispels cold from the body

  • Especially helpful for pain that is worse with exposure to cold or damp.

  • Strengthens the energetic function of certain acupuncture points to boost the immune system and help with fatigue, digestive issues.

What to Expect

Moxa has a smoky peculiar odor a bit like incense. It isn’t appropriate to those sensitive to smoke.

It exists in several forms: pressed firm into a long shape like a cigar, cigarette or a small cone; it also comes non-pressed and fluffy like cotton. It can be held directly over the skin, inserted onto an acupuncture needle or put into a device that can glide over the skin. It should always feel gently warm and not hurt.


I really benefited fro the moxibustion technique over several sessions. It helped me regain my vitality. The small cones are painlessly placed in several places on the body (stomach, legs, arms, back, etc).

Thank you Lyn for such a qualitative and sensitive wellbeing approach.


The techniques used have no therapeutic or medical aim. They have no sexual connotation.