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What is the Moxa Patch made up of?
The main medicinal part of the patch contains the herbs mugwort (artemsia vulgaris), ginger and angelica root. The outer layer is a non woven fabric. There is a removable tape that then allows the patch to be stuck onto the skin over the afflicted area.
How is the moxa patch applied?
The simple process of removing the adhesive allows the patch to be stuck on any area of the body.
What is the traditional Chinese medicine theory as to why Moxa Patches help?
There is a simple saying in Chinese medicine, where there is stuck energy and blood, there is pain. The process of moxibustion and using a moxa patch generates heat which improves circulation of energy and blood to the area. This then helps reduce pain while promoting healing to the area. Research has been done to demonstrate that moxibustion leads to Adult Stem Cell proliferation and this is what is believed to cause the rejuvenation of the injured tissue. It is important to note, the heat is just a small component but its the heating of the herbs that is the most important part of the process.
What conditions can moxa patches be used for?
Mugwort and the process of moxibustion is broad acting on many conditions because it helps circulate energy and blood and hence helps with most pain conditions involving the musculoskeletal system.
Lumbago and sciatica
Aches and sprains of muscles from injury or over training
Frozen shoulder, tennis elbow and ankle sprain
Bakers cysts & rheumatic joints