Using your moxa stick, acupressure seeds and crystal to support your sleep naturally
Moxabustion and acupressure seeds can be used on the same points on either your hands or feet. The moxa adds gentle warmth or a zing of heat to add in energy. It is relaxing and calming.
Preparation & Safety
Before you begin, ensure you have a plate and an eggcup of salt. Once you have these items you can light the end of your moxa stick. It is smokeless so will not set off your smoke alarm but it does have quite a woody scent when lit. A lighter, cooking blow torch or gas hob are the easiest ways to light your stick. The plate is somewhere safe to put it down during use and the eggcup of salt is to extinguish when you are finished. (Water may crack or damage your stick preventing further use.)
A lit moxa should never come into direct contact with your skin. It should be used above the skin at a distance of 1-3cm.
You will regularly need to tap or scrape the ash off onto your plate, so keep it close by.
Moxibustion is not suitable to be used on children or males under the age of 21. If there is a fever or infection this technique should also be avoided. It is also worth noting that this is not to be used instead of visiting your GP. A medical diagnosis should always be sought.
Use the moxa above the skin moving in small circles or a pecking technique to create gentle warmth. Holding the stick still will allow the point to gently warm before creating a zing of heat.
These techniques should be used either until the skin feels hot or if you see any redness. This is when you need to stop and move onto another point.
Your acupressure magnets are 24K gold plated 800 Gauss and are to be used on the marked points. They allow you to keep a light magnetic stimulus on the point which can also be lightly pressed from time to time. Once in place, leave them until they fall off naturally (usually 1-3 days), unless they become irritating in which case they should be removed immediately.
Please note that your magnets can be reused with plaster or tape. The convex (north pole) should face the skin.
These are to be used on both feet over Liver 2. Please see the video for the location.
Keep your crystal by the side of your bed or tuck inside your pillowcase to help promote better sleep.
Other ideas you can try…
Good eating habits
Plenty of water
Essential oils such as lavender, chamomile and frankincense
Points for moxa-
Large Intestine 4- on your hand, in the middle of the first metacarpal bone
Liver 3- on the top of the foot between the big toe and second toe, slide down to the depression between the bones.
You can also moxa the area of pain, eg. knee, circle around it.
Remember to do both hands and both feet!
Magnets to be placed on Liver 3 on both feet.