Smithtown, NY Experienced Moxa Therapy Services


Our practitioners at Integrative Family Wellness in Smithtown, NY offer moxa therapy which is a type of heat therapy helped the flow of Qi in the body. It can be used in connection to acupuncture or without and alleviate the body of pathogenic influences.

Feel free to contact us to schedule an appointment today at our office in Smithtown, NY at 631-708-3500.

What Is Moxa Therapy?

Moxa therapy is a form of heat therapy that involves the burning of dried plant materials called “moxa.” They are burned very near the surface of the skin. This process is done in order to warm and invigorate the flow of Qi in the body. By doing so it can dispel certain pathogenic influences.

What Is The Moxa Therapy Process

Generally the process of moxa therapy will begin with a practitioner holding a burning moxa stick close to the surface of the skin. The moxa material is compressed within a stick or pole that can be lit. After it is, it will produce a unique form of very penetrating heat.

The burning moxa stick is held over specific areas that can correspond to specific acupuncture points (but not always is this the case). The stick is held an inch or two above the surface of the skin until the area underneath it reddens and becomes infused with warmth.

As a result, patients tend to feel a sudden flooding of warmth that quickly travels through a specific pathway away from the site of application. This result is ideal as it denotes the arrival of Qi and how the flow of Qi and xue have been freed into the pathway.


Moxa therapy is primarily used for:

  • Pain from injury or arthritis, especially when the pain naturally feels better with the application of heat.
  • Digestive problems and irregular elimination
  • Gynecological and obstetrical conditions
  • Protection from cold and flu strains

Some benefits of moxa therapy:

  • Stimulates acupuncture points
  • Builds qi & blood
  • Promotes circulation of qi & blood
  • Warms the channels

A lot of the time acupuncture and moxa therapy are used within the same clinic session. This is only when it is appropriate to the healing process as sometimes the therapies can increase the other’s effectiveness when simultaneously used.*

Along with health benefits, the process of burning moxa can, to some patients, be very comforting. Supplied with warmth ad scent, the process can create an aura of deep relaxation. 

However not always will the smell of moxa therapy be for everyone. There are smokeless varieties of moxa, however, the preferred form of it produces a lot of smoke when burned and the lingering odor can smell somewhat like marijuana. Clinics are well equipped with good ventilation and air purification systems so as to combat the odor that comes with the burning of moxa.*

But don’t take our word for it…here are what some of
our previous clients have to say about our team!

Steve B
August 29, 2022

I went there because my wife made me to. I'm glad she did it was a very positive experience. Dr Anthony and his nursing staff are top-notch extremely friendly very thorough and actually care about your comfort. At the end of my appointment today I'm actually looking forward to my next appointment. I highly recommend this practice. Even if you had a bad experience somewhere else .....GO HERE!! Steve B

Kim Gordon
August 27, 2022

Dr. G and his entire staff are absolutely amazing! Back in May I was desperate for answers about my 15yo son who was having major pains in his foot. My son plays soccer and runs Track and he couldn’t run at all without having a pain level of 10. I had already brought him to two orthopedics, a podiatrist, a chiropractor and gotten MRIs and X-rays and nobody could give us any answers. Over 6 weeks went by and then I finally tried out acupuncture with Dr. G! During his assessment he knew immediately what was wrong with my son! He is so beyond knowledgeable and within 1 treatment my son felt a ton of relief and after 3 treatments my son was back on the track and soccer field! After 5 treatments he was completely healed with a pain level of 0! And absolutely no issues with his foot since!! My son also has hip pain that comes and goes for the last few years - we went back to Dr. G when his hip started acting up again and the miracle worker did it again! I would HIGHLY recommend Dr. G and his incredible staff to everyone!

Jason Young
August 24, 2022

I had 90% pain relief for a month after my first visit. They take great care of you and make sure that they take your concerns and help. I highly recommend this team as they are amazing and treat you like family!

jillian williams
July 13, 2022

I came to Dr. Gordon with so many issues and not much hope of getting better. Just in the short time I’ve been there, I’ve had so much less pain and more mobility in both hands and arms. He’s very knowledgeable at what he does and you can tell that he really wants to help people feel better. Every time I leave the office I feel rejuvenated and in such a good mood. Overall it’s a great place, also due to the fact that Dr. Gordon and nurse Jen are so personable and easy to talk too. They make me feel so safe and comfortable. 5 stars all around ????

Rachael Kirk
March 17, 2022

Dr. Gordon and his staff are personable, respectful and professional. Everyone goes above and beyond. The office is clean and the equipment is state of the art! It really has been a blessing coming to receive acupuncture and the other therapies offered. I have never felt better and I honestly didn’t think I ever would. But this place has given me my life back! Thank you!

Judy Castellanos
March 16, 2022

I can't say enough about Dr. Gordon and his exceptional team, the attention and care they give to each patient is amazing. I have seen Dr. Gordon for back pain, knee issue and most recently foot pain and I have to say every single time I visit the very next day I'm back to resuming my very active lifestyle. I'm so grateful and happy I found this office.

Lizette Torres
March 8, 2022
Duka Koumniotes
February 24, 2022
Estrellita Ammirati
January 19, 2022

One week ago I walked into Dr. Anthony Gordon’s office in Smithtown with chronic low back pain, bilateral hip pain, tingling along my left thigh, right knee pain and left shoulder pain. All of which was limiting my active lifestyle of going to the gym, my daily 2.5 mile walk and participation in my beloved zumba class. After one treatment I found myself standing straighter with decreased back, hip and knee pain and no tingling to my left thigh. I was also able to walk 1.5 miles pain free two days later. Now with three treatments completed I will say that each visit is bringing me closer to fully resuming my active lifestyle. I am grateful for the attention Dr. Gordon gives towards my concerns and appreciate his professionalism and expertise in the administration of various acupuncture techniques for pain relief. I highly recommend Dr. Gordon as he spends time in connecting with the patient by listening and then giving a thorough explanation of his treatment plan. I have already referred him to a friend and find myself telling everyone about the great care I have received.

Nicholas Galletta
December 29, 2021

Dr. Gordon and staff are a pleasure as soon as you enter the door. They are thorough in treatment, not rushing through the process. I am completely satisfied in results and professionalism. Highly recommend to anyone who is in pain and struggling to find an answer.

Nicholas Bozenko
September 29, 2021

I always have Neck and shoulder pain that causes headaches. After just one treatment with the laser therapy I am pain free for 6 days.

mayur joshi
July 21, 2021

Awesome Place, Acupuncture helped my Neck Pain.

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