Everyone in Japan that practices acupuncture does moxa on their patients. It puts bio-thermal electrical conductivity into the point, and this is a different energy from needles. Moxa shines with deficient cases, it is hard to produce changes without moxa on weak patients. It raises blood volume and immune response for 8 days prior to application, and my patients with anemia and blood issues have come to greatly appreciate moxa.
Ask any pregnant lady with low hemoglobin and they will tell you how hard it is to be so tired. Moxa is the most effective treatment I have found for my patients with this condition. If you are going to a practitioner who does not understand how to apply this crucial modality, then you should understand that something is missing in your treatment. All great masters of acupuncture understand when and how to apply moxa.
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