Moxibustion for Infertility
Moxibustion is an ancient technique which involves burning of a herb (mugwort) on or close to the skin to eliminate cold, strengthen the blood, stimulate the flow of Qi and maintain general health. Moxibustion uses many of the same points for treatment as acupuncture. In fact, acupuncturists often will add moxibustion to their sessions when treating infertility patients in order to help get more of their herbs into the body. When used correctly, moxibustion allows the practitioner to treat specific areas while simultaneously cooling down or warming up other parts of the body—which helps balance out entire body system.
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” Medical literature is full of anecdotal reports of women who decide to use moxibustion to treat infertility and had amazing results. You can also use Moxibustion to treat infertility”.
Historically, this plant is grown, dried and pummeled into a solid cloud like ‘punk’ which was burnt on the skin ( direct moxibustion ) or used in the end of a needle ( indirect moxibustion ). Moxibustion is known for its ability to sooth menstrual cramps and regulate a woman’s monthly cycle.
Moxibustion is fantastic for all aspect of fertility, pregnancy, birth and even after the birth of your beautiful baby. To assist with fertility it can be used to warm and increase blood flow to the uterus, improve thickness of the uterine lining and aid acupuncture treatments to encourage smooth movement of Qi through the body. Modern medical research suggest that moxibustion can improve ovarian function and is often used in gynecologic uterine cold caused by infertility, menstrual pain, and metrorrhagia.
While pregnant, moxa can be effective in calming the stomach and alleviating morning sickness, encouraging the development and growth of the fetus, and helping with any aches and pains. The most well-known action of moxibustion in relation to fertility and pregnancy is its ability to turn a breech fetus. When warmed with moxa on a specific acupoint, it can encourage a breech fetus to turn.
- Moxibustion Before Menstrual Cycle:
- Moxibustion After Ovulation
- Moxa for Implantation
- Moxibustion After Giving Birth
Giving birth is an extremely traumatic event for the body physically and emotionally, it will most likely leave you feeling exhausted. Moxibustion helps increase energy levels, improve digestion and metabolism, warm the meridians, and eliminate the coldness during the delivery. Burning Moxa and place it above the body, along the specific meridians and acupoints has also been empirically used to treat mastitis, a painful inflammation of breast tissue.
Putting aside all the physiological aspects of how moxibustion can assist fertility, pregnancy, and birth, it is relaxing and makes you feel all warm and fuzzy, and who doesn’t need some of that throughout the pregnancy experience.
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