You might notice an herbal scent lingering in the building as you make your way into our office suite. “What is that smell?,” is a common statement from first-time visitors.
Moxibustion (also referred to as “moxa”) is a form of heat therapy that is used in Chinese medicine to invigorate the flow of “qi” (energy), blood, lymph, and other body fluids while dispelling certain pathogenic influences. The substance is an herb called mugwort or Artemisia vulgaris, which we burn and hover close to the skin over specific acupuncture points. This herb is so integral in Chinese medicine treatments, that the ancient Chinese character for acupuncture (“zhenjiu,” which is pronounced “juhn-jee-yew” ) is translated literally as “acupuncture/moxibustion.”
Moxibustion is a very warm and relaxing addition to an acupuncture treatment, and is often used instead of acupuncture for those who are especially sensitive to needles. In fact, there are some properties to moxibustion that exceed the capabilities of the acupuncture needles. Depending on the condition being treated, we might use more moxibustion than acupuncture or vice versa. Moxibustion is so good at boosting energy and improving immunity, that we sometimes teach patients how to moxa themselves and send them home with the tools and instructions for doing so.
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Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine in Daytona Beach, FL
Since 2012, Family Tree Acupuncture has provided Chinese medicine in historic downtown Daytona Beach, Florida. Our services include acupuncture, herbal medicine, therapeutic massage, moxibustion, gua sha, cupping therapy, and nutritional and lifestyle counseling.
One of the many unique aspects of Family Tree is that our practitioners thrive on collaboration. By seeing more than one practitioner over the course of your treatment plan, you’ll get the best of what each of our experts has to offer while experiencing seamless, gold-star quality healthcare. Our clinic is patient-centered, which means that our practitioners listen, give you ample time during your appointment, and expertly customize treatments using multiple modalities.
Our practitioners are Florida-licensed Acupuncture Physicians specializing in pain management, women’s health, fertility, headaches and migraines, depression, anxiety, stress, allergies, insomnia, muscle and nerve pain, hormonal imbalances, smoking cessation, weight loss, irritable bowel syndrome, fibromyalgia, stroke recovery, and much more.
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