10.02.2013

Moxa "Flu Shot"

Don't Wait Until You're Sick! Now is the time to boost your Immune System and prepare for the upcoming Cold and Flu Season.




As Fall approaches, the body becomes more vulnerable to illnesses. Sudden sneezing, sinus congestion, or a sore throat are enough to disrupt your life for a few days. The good news is that Acupuncture and Moxibustion (heat therapy) can help you survive the Cold and Flu season with ease.



Moxibustion (Moxa) is a traditional Chinese medicine technique that involves the burning of mugwort, a warming herb, over specific areas of the body or acupuncture points. You will experience a pleasant heating sensation that will warm you up and strengthen the bodies natural defenses. 


Moxibustion is most effective when done on a regular basis. It is useful for digestive issues, muscle pain, low libido, erectile dysfunction, gynecological issues, as well as for boosting the Immune System!

Start boosting your immune system NOW and schedule an energizing Moxa "Flu Shot" today!

Call (415) 637-2183 or Schedule Online 

(When scheduling online - for moxa only, select "Cupping Massage" and write Moxa in the memo box. Moxa is included with a regular acupuncture visit.)

How does moxibustion work scientifically? Learn More

And if you feel like you might be catching a cold (chills, slight sweating, runny nose, fatigue, body aches, stiff neck), this simple tea recipe will warm you up until your next Acupuncture visit.

Cold Cure Recipe (serves 2)
3 tbsp small slices of cinnamon twig
4 slices of licorice root
3 red or black dates
3-5 thin slices of fresh ginger
2.5 cups of water

1. Combine the ingredients above and water into a small pot, cover, and 
bring to a boil.
2. Quickly lower the heat and simmer, covered with the lid slightly ajar, over low heat for 20 min. Do not overcook.
3. Strain the liquid to remove the herbs, then serve.
recipe from Diwa Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine


Don't Have All Of Those Ingredients? Try fresh ginger tea instead!