Dawit Assefa, L.Ac, MAOM, FABORM – Acupuncture Fertility & Women's Clinic
Acupuncture involves the insertion of needles into specific points of the body to stimulate the body’s meridians and channels to promote well being. Acupuncture therapy has been used in China for thousands of years to alleviate pain and illness. The acupuncture system used is based on Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). Moxibustion therapy utilizes moxa or the mugwort herb. Moxa is used to warm regions and acupuncture points to promote circulation through the points to induce a smooth flow of qi and blood. Scientific research has shown that mugwort acts as an emmenagogue, meaning that it stimulates blood-flow in the pelvic area and uterus relieving congestion and pain.