Can I address other health concerns?
Each treatment can be tailor to suit your specific needs. If you have the following common symptoms, hip pain for example, we can add some specific local hip points or use some acupressure during your session.
Common symptoms are:
- Back pain
- Hip/pelvic pain
- Sickness /nausea
- Poor sleep
- Stress and worries
Moxibustion treatment, what to expect?
Moxibustion treatment involves the application of moxa to a particular acupuncture point located on the small toe bilaterally. Moxa is rolled Chinese mugwort which is burn beside the skin allowing the smoke and heat to stimulate the acupuncture point. Moxa has been shown to emit long-wavelength infrared radiation. It is suggested that stimulation of the point BL 67 may encourage and stimulate fetal activity.
Moxa is applied for 20 minutes once a day for 10 days.
Your acupuncturist may teach you how to perform this at home. Many women report that during and after moxa their baby becomes more active.
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