San Diego Moxibustion ClinicEva Lu believes in achieving good health through choices which embrace traditional Chinese medicine and holistic lifestyle choices. Her goal is to relieve pain and sustain good health no matter what your age. It is because of this that she has opened Eva Lu Acupuncture which includes the San Diego Moxibustion Clinic.

What is Moxibustion?

Moxibustion is a variation of acupuncture where a herb is burnt near the acupuncture needle points. The herb is dried mugwort (moxa). Moxa can be purchased in loose form, or it can be compressed into cone or plug shapes or into cigar-like sticks.

Direct Moxibustion: Moxibustion can be done directly or indirectly. With direct moxibustion, the moxa is placed directly on the patient’s skin. It can be allowed to burn to completion in which case the skin may suffer localized scarring or blistering. Another form of direct moxibustion is to place and ignite the moxa directly on the patient’s skin but remove the cone before it burns down to the skin.

Indirect Moxibustion: Here, the moxa is not in direct contact with the patient’s skin, rather it is near the acupuncture points (acupoints). Most practitioner prefer this method because it is less likely to cause scarring, pain, or injury. The cigar-shaped sticks can be ignited and waved near the acupoints. Loose moxa can be applied to the acupuncture needles and ignited while they are on the needles.

Recently, moxibustion entered mainstream media because the therapy was shown to turn breeched babies. Aside from the attention-grabbing news flash, moxibustion is often used to treat chronic conditions which do not respond to acupuncture alone. Examples include arthritis, irritable bowels, menstrual cramps, and long term injuries.

San Diego Moxibustion Clinic

Eva Lu Acupuncture offers moxibustion treatments as well as acupuncture, Chinese herbs, tui na, cupping, and qigong. Eva approaches her practice with the “big picture” and prescribes lifestyle strategies allowing you to get healthy and stay healthy. Make an appointment online or contact Eva by Email or telephone for more information: (858) 433-5428.