Sunday, December 11, 2011

Moxa, Tea & Winter Poetry Open House

Sunday, December 18, 2011
West Berkeley

to RSVP & for location information,
please call 510.495.5752
or email

Take a cozy, rejuvenating break from the holiday bustle. Nurture your body & soul in good company. I will provide free moxibustion treatments. Winter-themed snacks will be served, along with a variety of tasty warming & tonifying Chinese herbal teas. Winter-themed poetry and choral music will delight your spirits.

If you can, please bring a poem reflecting the theme of winter to share.

Children are welcome!

What is moxibustion?

Moxibustion (or "moxa") is the practice in Chinese Medicine of burning dried mugwort and other fragrant herbs at certain points of the body. Moxa stimulates healing by warming and strengthening the body’s vital forces and moving qi and blood. Moxa is deeply nourishing and protective. It is particularly appropriate for this time of year because it strengthens the essential energies of the Kidneys. It is useful in strengthening immunity as well as helping with chronic pain and cold conditions of various kinds.