Direct Moxibustion consists of smouldering a rice grain sized cone of moxa (refined Artemesia Princeps) on the skin. This treatment protocol has been used in conjunction with acupuncture, and as a stand alone treatment, in East Asian Medicine for centuries.
Therapeutically it is known to have positive effects on blood circulation and to enhance the immune system. Direct moxibustion has a history which also includes claims of treating and curing patients with TB.
We are carrying out research to establish whether moxibustion can help combat TB.
Research: RCT at Makerere University, Uganda.