Are you aware that trained acupuncturists offer a range of other techniques? Moxibustion uses thermal heat sources to stimulate points and areas of the body. Contrary to contemporary approaches to use ice or cold therapy to inhibit inflammation, AOM uses heat to promote the circulation of blood and Qi to areas that are blocked or affected by trauma. In addition to injury recovery, AOM heat therapy/ moxa can be applied to boost the immune system. In this episode we take you through how moxa works, what conditions moxa is not good for and provide examples of times when moxa is used instead of acupuncture.