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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.

benefits of Moxa Therapy

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.*

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