Moxibustion Manhattanville NY

Moxibustion therapy is a form of Traditional Chinese Medicine, or TCM, that consists of the burning of moxa, or mugwort on specific areas of the body. Moxa therapy has long been considered a powerful medical tool not only in China, but also in Japan, Vietnam, Mongolia, and Korea. This practice, which is over 1000 years old, has held a prominent place in TCM for its ability to relax the body, calm the mind, and prevent disease.

In order to maximize the effectiveness of the therapy, suppliers will typically age the mugwort and grind it so that it becomes a fluffy substance. This fluffy substance is what is then set on fire by Dr. Steven Schram and other practitioners of moxibustion. However, in some cases, suppliers will further process the mugwort by forming the moxa into a cigar shape that is then used in the therapy. The mugwort can either be burned on the skin of the patient or used in conjunction with acupuncture needles in a process known as indirect moxa therapy, which is the form of the therapy used by Dr. Steven Schram at his practice.

What to Expect from Moxibustion

Moxibustion therapy is performed by setting the mug root on fire and burning the substance to produce heat. When the moxa is placed on the body, the belief is that it’s able to open up blockages in the qi and warm those cold areas present in the organs and meridians along the pathway of the Qi. The meridian, which is also known as an acupuncture channel, is a critical component of Chinese medicine and is the pathway along which a healthy qi will flow. It is these meridians that determine the flow of qi and it is blockages in these meridians that can inhibit vitality and lead to diseases or health conditions. Since there are hundreds of acupuncture points in the body, it can often be difficult for practitioners to determine the source of the issue when a patient presents with symptoms. However, Dr. Schram is a talented diagnostician who has significant experience in isolating problem areas and in targeting them in such a way as to promote quick, long-lasting healing.

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Moxibustion in Manhattanville NY – Dr. Steven Schram

Dr. Schram is a licensed acupuncturist in Manhattanville NY who is a huge believer in and practitioner of moxibustion therapy. This technique can be used along with acupuncture to help treat and prevent a number of conditions and diseases. Not only does Dr. Steven Schram practice moxibustion in Manhattanville NY, but his experience in other areas of Chinese healing have certainly contributed in giving him the well deserved title of best acupuncturist and chiropractor in the Manhattanville NY area.

Dr. Schram utilizes acupuncture that focuses on the twelve regular meridians of the body and does, when beneficial, incorporates other techniques such as moxibustion into his treatment plan. He utilizes an indirect form of the therapy, which uses acupuncture needles inserted into the specific points along the meridians of the body instead of directly applying the mug root to the body. Once the acupuncture needles are placed, Dr. Schram takes aged moxa and places it on the needles, where they are then lit on fire in order to transfer the warmth from the therapeutic mug root to the points along the meridian that need to be unblocked.

The result of this moxa therapy, as reported by patients, is a feeling of intense relaxation as the feeling of heat travels from the moxa through the needles and into the targeted areas of “cold” where the qi is blocked. The result is localized vasodilation and the opening up of the closed areas along the meridians, thereby encouraging improved vitality and flow of the “life force” or qi. Once the qi is able to flow freely once again, the body is able to begin the healing process. Not only can it help to treat existing conditions, but it can also improve the immune system, thereby keeping other conditions and diseases at bay.

Dr. Steven Schram’s patients who participate in his acupuncture therapies and in moxibustion in Manhattanville NY have reported a feeling of deep relaxation and healing following treatment. Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) has a valued place in the medical community and has been used to complement other treatments used to address disease and other issues of both the body and mind. Moxa itself has been shown to be highly effective at helping to ease symptoms associated with reproductive issues, liver and kidney issues, and gastrointestinal issues.

Call to Schedule a Moxibustion Appointment Today

As a qualified and fully licensed acupuncturist and chiropractor, Dr. Schram is at the forefront of his field. His diagnostic abilities and his treatment methods are unparalleled and have helped hundreds of patients over his over 30 years of experience. To schedule an appointment with this famed doctor, give his office a call today at (646) 736-7719.

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