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Acupuncture & Herbs1204 Savannah Rd28312 Lewes-Georgetown Hwy,
Lewes, DE 19958
Milton, Delaware 19968(302) 344-7333
Clinic HoursMon9am - 6:30pmTue9am - 6:30pmWed9am - 6:30pm
Hours apply to January 2018
PLEASE NOTE: Due to construction at Quakertown Wellness and until further notice, Lauren Mund, LAc will be located in the Active Life Acupuncture offices of Denise Demback, LAc at Shoreview Medical (Dr Jani's office) off Route 9. The address is:
28312 Lewes-Georgetown Hwy.
Milton, Delaware 19968
Call Lauren at 302-344-7333 if you have any questions or concerns.
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What is Moxibustion?
You might have heard your acupuncturist mention Moxibustion as a treatment option. This unfamiliar term needs some definition and clarification for most. So, what is it? Moxibustion is defined as a form of heat therapy that involves burning the dried moxa plant and leaving it on or very near the skin’s surface, thus promoting the flow of “qi” and eliminating certain pathogens in the body. continue reading
What is Moxibustion and How Can it Help
Traditional Chinese medicine is a medical system that incorporates numerous methods for treating disease and illness. One of the tools found in the toolbox of the Traditional Chinese medicine practitioner is known as moxibustion.
This technique involves the burning of mugwort, known as “moxa”, which is an herb that facilitates healing. The purpose of moxibustion is to stimulate the flow of Qi (pronounced “chee”), strengthen the blood and maintain general health. Qi is translated as life energy. continue reading
Moxibustion and Dysmenorrhea
A study conducted by Chengdu University of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) has determined that the use of moxibustion at specific days during a woman’s menstrual cycle can decrease pain associated with menstruation. Dysmenorrhea or painful menstruation is a big problem for many women. This study used moxibustion, an accessory modality of TCM, to treat the pain associated with menstruation. The study and its systematic review showed moxibustion treatments were more effective at relieving pain only when the moxibustion began prior to the onset of actual menstruation. This is also the theory behind Traditional Chinese Medicine, that it should be used as preventive care. The efficacy of using moxibustion during the premenstrual time period holds great promise for those who are debilitated by dysmenorrhea. continue reading