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What is Thermal Therapy?
Traditionally, moxa, a cone or cylinder prepared from the dried leaves of an Asian plant related to mugwort, is used as the thermal source for this therapy because of its therapeutic property and the heat it produces when ignited. However, in our clinic, we use infrared thermal lamps instead of moxa as the thermal source because moxa produces a heavy smoke, which we do not want to permeate the walls and enter other offices in the building.
What does Thermal Therapy Treat?
Thermal therapy is used mostly for conditions that are seen by TCM to be aggravated by cold and alleviated by heat. These include the following conditions:
- Chronic back pain
- Frozen shoulder
- Menstrual cramps
- Lactation insufficiency (for this, moxa is preferred over infrared lamps)
Thermal therapy is not suitable for conditions that are aggravated by heat.