The goal of moxibustion is to bring the body into balance and ensure a consistent flow of qi or energy within the body. Balance is believed to be achieved by the burning of moxa or dried mugwort, close to or directly on the skin.
This powerful medicinal herb has a long history in both the Orient and the West and is frequently used in folk remedies to ease stomach pain, menstrual irregularities, anxiety, and itchy skin.
The use of Moxa can trigger an increased blood flow to the pelvic area – especially the uterus. This is why it is often used to treat uterine cramps and irregular menstruation. When used by a skilled practitioner, moxibustion can help stimulate sluggish, deficient or stagnated qi with the introduction of therapeutic heat.
The Alqvimia Moxa Treatment has many health benefits, from improving dull skin, the lack of energy and vitality, menstrual cramps, hormonal imbalance, mood swings, blocked ovaries, depression, weakness, ageing, lowered libido and constipation to name but a few.
Although I don’t actually suffer from such issues, I was curious to try the Alqvima Moxa Treatment, as I am a strong believer of traditional medicinal practices, so long as it does not involve the use of any animal-derived ingredients.
The treatment began with the practitioner using a crystal pendulum over my right palm to check the energy field of my seven chakras. I must admit that I was initially a little concerned that I would get a bad reading, but luckily, my chakras were all well balanced.
The treatment room was clean and pleasant and after undressing and donning a towel, the practitioner used a mix of essential oils, specifically selected based on my chakra reading, to massage my scalp. The practitioner used her knuckle, to gently but firmly work the oil into each part of the scalp, to release any tension and stimulate relaxation. Because the molecules are so small, the oil left absolutely no greasy residue at all.
Once the scalp stimulation was complete, she used Queen of Hungary Water, which is said to aid circulation and facilitate detoxification, to cleanse my stomach area.
After which, she then placed a small vial of essential oil on my lower abdominal region and used the pendulum over each bottle (individually) to determine which type of oil my body required. Once the pendulum selected the oil that was suitable for me (a gorgeously scented Bulgarian rose to balance body, mind and soul), a few drops was used together with the bust firming oil from Alqvimia (which is said to be able to decongest and stimulate blocked ovaries) and massaged my stomach area, in a rhythmic motion, a technique that is used exclusively by Alqvimia for this particular treatment.
After the soothing massage, a red cloth was folded onto my stomach and a moxa stick was lit and held over the area. Prior to the treatment, I had googled “Moxa stick” and read that while beneficial, it released a lot of smoke. This stick, by Alqvimia however, did not emit any smoke and was most pleasant. Expect to feel a soothing warmth seep into your body as the stick is slowly moved over the red cloth. After about 10-minutes, the cloth, which has absorbed any negative energy, is then disposed of.
While this treatment can be beneficial for women who suffer from menstrual cramps or hormonal imbalance, I feel that it can also be a good preventative treatment for all women to incorporate into their lives, as it is very pleasant and relaxing and could be a good way to destress every month for an hour, while ensuring that your lady bits are functioning at their optimum best.
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