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An Ancient Medicine Tool to
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For certain conditions, your Refuge Acupuncturist may recommend moxibustion to make your treatment even more effective.

Moxibustion uses the warming power of the herb mugwort on acupuncture points to expel cold, enhance blood circulation, and restore proper energy flow.

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Wellness Through Moxibustion in Lower Highlands Denver

Acupuncture therapy sometimes includes moxibustion therapy to help treat certain conditions. Refuge Acupuncture is pleased to offer moxibustion as a companion to our acupuncture services.

In moxibustion, bundles or sticks of the herb mugwort are burned close to certain acupuncture points. This herb bundle is called moxa. Acupuncture sessions including moxibustion enhance the flow of blood and qi through the body. Acupuncture with moxibustion therapy helps qi travel along the body’s energetic pathways, called meridians, enhancing the effectiveness of your session when you are suffering from certain health conditions.

When your acupuncturist at Refuge Acupuncture recommends moxibustion, it is because we believe your specific circumstances would benefit from this therapy. The smoldering moxa near your skin will feel warming. It is never close enough to burn, so you can receive moxibustion therapy with confidence and comfort.

A close up of a hand on which lit moxibustion bundles are placed.
Moxibustion bundles placed next to acupuncture pins

The Benefits of Moxibustion Therapy

With the addition of moxibustion, acupuncture treatments can become even more effective. By including the warming properties of moxa, acupuncture therapy takes on enhanced qualities especially for the following conditions:

  • Menstrual cramps
  • Heavy menstrual bleeding
  • Baby positioning for prenatal acupuncture
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) or other GI issues
  • Immune system enhancement
  • Chronic pain
  • Fatigue
  • High blood pressure
  • Chemotherapy related nausea
  • …and more

By receiving acupuncture with moxibustion, Denver Highlands area residents can find relief from a variety of physical complaints at Refuge Acupuncture. If you suffer from digestive complaints such as ulcerative colitis, IBS, constipation, or diarrhea, your acupuncturist at Refuge may include moxibustion.

Acupuncture has long been a trusted therapy to manage chronic pain, but many patients are surprised to learn how beneficial moxibustion acupuncture can be for pain as well as a wide variety of women’s issues. With the qi balancing power of the moxa, acupuncture for menstrual problems and pregnancy health is enhanced by improving the flow of blood in the pelvic area. Moxibustion has been used to help babies in a breech position turn head-down in preparation for birth. The warming elements of moxa last beyond your session, bringing heat to cold body conditions and enhancing the proper flow of qi through the body. 

Your Source for Therapeutic Moxibustion

At Refuge Acupuncture, our licensed practitioners offer acupuncture sessions including moxibustion. Our acupuncturists bring decades of experience to your therapy sessions and we are committed to helping you achieve your health goals. Because we have experienced the healing power of moxibustion therapy ourselves, we are better equipped to guide you on your wellness journey. We believe that each individual should take an active role in their own health care. We take pride in guiding our patients and providing education not just on moxibustion therapy, but also with healing herbs and other forms of both ancient and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM).

At Refuge, we look at the whole unique person and not just symptoms, so your treatment is customized to your specific needs. Your acupuncturist may recommend other therapies as well as herb blends from Mab & Stoke to supplement your healing between sessions. Sometimes a separate herb consultation appointment for the formulation of a customized blend of Chinese herbs is the right path for you. 

A patient receiving treatment at the denver refuge office, with three moxibustion bundles placed along their spine.
A refuge practitioner placing several moxibustion bundles on the back of a patient.

Receiving Moxibustion at Refuge

When you schedule an acupuncture session at Refuge Acupuncture, your acupuncturist may recommend moxibustion. Acupuncture treatments at Refuge are inclusive of any additional therapies including moxibustion, cupping, or Gua Sha. There is no additional charge. If you’re seeking moxibustion in Lower Highlands, Denver, Refuge wants to be a part of your healing journey. Book an acupuncture appointment with us today and let us show you how we give our patients heavenly treatment.