Do you know someone who is preparing to give birth or are you yourself expecting? Mother warming is a simple one time tonification treatment given around day four or five post-birth that can easily be performed by the mother herself or by one of her support people in the comfort of her own home. It is a useful treatment for energizing women and aiding in their recovery.

Mother warming is a moxa technique using a cigar shaped moxa stick. Moxa is the herb, mugwort. Moxibustion is a traditional Chinese medicine technique that involves the burning of mugwort to facilitate healing. The moxa stick is lit on one end until the stick is smoldering, then used to warm the mother’s abdomen in a circular motion from the top of her pubic bone up to her belly button and then back down. This is done for 5-10 minutes until the woman feels pleasantly warm. If there is someone to assist her, then the treatment can be repeated on her back from the bottom of her sacrum up to the area of the spine that is level with the belly button (around the second lumbar vertebrae). This shouldn’t be done if the mother is experiencing night sweats or is running a temperature. It would also be wise to avoid moxa over a caesarian scar.

Moxa sticks can be found at our clinic, please feel free to call if you have any questions or for a free demo.

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