Moxibustion as a Therapy
On-Demand, Self-Paced Course
Traditional Medical Systems
Certificate of Completion
Health care professionals
This module introduces moxibustion and the philosophy behind this traditional Chinese healing practice.
Moxibustion is a form of heat therapy where a burning "moxa" made of dried mugwort is applied at specific acupoints on the body to illicit a healing response. This module introduces the ancient Asian practice and its place in traditional medicine, as well as discusses the scientific basis by which moxibustion can elicit a positive immune response.
"My first contact with herbal medicine was through the ICTIM. They taught me important things about herbal science, but they also taught me to see the herbs as a living being, that interacts with people and all the environment. Understanding that herbs are part of the universe and thus we are somehow connected with them, and with everything else, has changed my way of thinking the therapeutic process entirely. Although I continued my studies more specifically on Chinese herbal medicine, the things I learned from Mrs. Rosari and the other teachers from ICTIM are always a part of my medical thinking process, because it changed the way I understand medicine and the treatment process, and for that I am really grateful."
Discover the development and influence of Chinese traditional medicine throughout history.
Understand the philosophy behind the Yin-Yang theory and how it influenced traditional Chinese healing practices throughout history.