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Moxibustion or Moxa burns a herb called Artemis Vulgaris or ‘mugwort’ on or near an Acupuncture point to warm the body, increasing both yin and blood flow within the body. The warming and energetic properties of the mugwort leaf is used to improve circulation, warm and relax tense muscles, relieve pain and promote relaxation and wellbeing as well as influence the movement of Qi and blood within the meridians.
Moxibustion is commonly performed in 2 ways. Direct or indirectly.
By lighting moxa cones that are placed onto the skin directly onto acupuncture points. These can be placed directly on the skin or applied to an acupuncture needle. These can be also be smokeless or smokey.
By lighting moxa sticks which are burned near the skin, and using the heat from moxa balms and heat lamps to warm acupuncture points.
Moxibustion is often used to treat painful muscle conditions such as arthritis and fibromyalgia as it disperses cold and damp which make these conditions worse. It can also benefit chest conditions such as bronchitis, asthma and cystic fibrosis for the same reasons. It has been found very beneficial for warming up the abdomen easing digestive conditions such as irritable bowel syndrome IBS and period pain; it helps in painful menstrual conditions such as endometriosis and poly cystic ovarian syndrome PCOS.
Western scientific research has found that moxa can stimulate the blood flow in the uterus and pelvic area, also having been used for many years in the turning of breech babies.
Moxibustion is most famous use is in turning breech babies naturally. The Chinese believe that we waft a lit Moxa cone along Bl62 on the toe and the smoke enters the channel goes up to the womb and causing the baby to cough and turn around to get away from the smoke. I’m not convinced, but it does have a 89% success rate in turning breech babies with 0% side effects or risks while manual manipulation (External Cephalic Version) has a 50% success rate can be very uncomfortable and does carry some risks to mother and baby of placenta abruption.
Once lit, moxa burns very slowly and the whole process is carefully monitored with your safety being of the utmost importance at all times, if at any point it feels too hot please communicate this immediately with the practitioner.
(includes consultation and use of indirect moxa)
(includes a full consultation and use of direct and indirect moxa)
(A heating treatment using moxa specifically for correcting breech presentation. Includes coaching and moxa supplies for continuing moxibustion treatment at home for the recommended 10-day course. Typically used prior to an ECV, or when ECV has been unsuccessful and to avoid undergoing a Caesarean section)
Some treatments may not be suitable for all; this will be discussed at time of booking. Some treatments could be combined; for a lower price please discuss this with the therapist at booking.
Block Booking: All block booking has a 10% discount applied; all purchases of block treatments accept fulfilment of all appointments which can be used indefinitely regardless of outcomes.
Please note a 24 hour cancellation policy is in effect. Cancellation with less than 24 hours’ notice incurs a 50% fee, unattended appointments with no notice incur a 100% fee.
Hopi Ear Candling
Benefits of Hopi Ear candling
Relaxation, calms the mind
Sinus congestion, Colds & flu, sore throat
Compacted / excessive earwax
Glue ear & repeated earaches
Vertigo, Meniere’s disease & balance/equilibrium problems
Pain or pressure from flying, swimming, diving etc.
Rhinitis and allergy difficulties
Blocked eustachian tubes
Thermo-auricular therapy or Hopi Ear candling has been around for many years
being depicted in wall murals by the Tibetan, Egyptian and ancient Greeks; as well
as being used by Native American Indian Shamanic Healers. It was often used as
part of spiritual rituals to cleanse the soul and heal the spirit; as well as to clear the
ears of ticks and mites.
The candles are made of organic linen coated in beeswax (it can also contain
essential oils or herbs), the material is rolled into a hollow tube and has a filter
at the end to prevent anything from entering or damaging the ear canal.
When the candle is placed in the ear canal and lit; it acts as a chimney producing
a light suction action which helps stimulate the ear, nose and throat area. Then as
the flame moves this vibrates the air gently massaging the eardrum; this helps to
calm the inner membranes creating an equilibrium. The heat from the treatment
stimulates the blood flow to the head and neck area to increase which helps with
the lymphatic circulation too.
This treatment is suitable for all ages.#
What to expect:
The entire treatment including consultation, candling, massage, and aftercare should take up to an hour.
Prior to treatment it is best to remove any ear jewellery and tie up long hair away from the ear area. We also ask that you do not use any hair spray or flammable products on your hair within 6 hours of treatment. You will be checked for any reasons you may not be allowed to have the therapy.
You will be asked to lie on your side with your
‘best ear’ up first. Once comfortable, the ear
candle will be inserted into the ear to check for
the fit and to allow the practitioner to make any adjustments. You may feel some slight pulling on the ear lobe, but this will not hurt.
Once ready, the top of the ear candle will be lit, and the candle will be held into place throughout by the practitioner until it is ready to be removed and extinguished.
While the candle is burning you may hear crackling or fizzing or feel the heat of the flame, we recommend you close your eyes, concentrating on your breathing and the treatment will be deeply relaxing.
Once the candle has been safely removed and extinguished, you will be asked to turn over to the other side and the treatment will be repeated.
After both ears have been candled, you will be asked to lie on your back so the practitioner can perform a gentle massage around the ear neck and face to aid the lymphatic drainage.
Following treatment, you may feel light-headed due to the ears being rebalance, its important to slowly sit up and totally steady yourself before attempting to stand or walk. Once ready, the practitioner will open the remaining candle to show you the remaining contents. Depending on their amount will depend on how often to repeat the treatment.
What the remains mean?
Powder / resin present indicates there is deep blockage.
Powder / wax present indicates a minor blockage
Lots of dark wax indicates wax build up in the ear has been there a while
Lots of light wax indicates wax build up is fresh
No powder or wax indicates that there is no blockages or wax and ears are clear.
Contradictions to Ear Candling:
Grommets in place in the ear
Recent ENT surgery
Acute or obvious ear infection
Recent perforation of inner ear
A boil, cyst, or open wound in the ear
Acute mastoiditis / otosclerosis or psoriasis in the ear
Any history of cholesteatoma
Allergy to the contents of the candle being used.
To gain the most from your treatment, for the first 24 hours please:
Avoid getting water in the ears (minimise showers, no baths or swimming)
Drink plenty of fluids
Keep out of draughts & cold winds
Avoid using ear buds or other items to clean the ears.
For 24-48 hours post treatment you may experience some light itchiness inside the ears where the wax continues to unblock.