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Contra-indicated  conditions

There are very few conditions that are contra-indicated to 'small cone direct moxa' (the therapy as defined and described elsewhere in this website). 


The following conditions make it inadvisable to self-administer moxa, however:



Type 1 or 2 diabetes

Poorly controlled blood pressure

A temperature of above 38 deg C

If you have a pace maker fitted (honestly, we don't know why this is, but it has been noted in some moxa literature so we list it here as a result)

Nevertheless, we recognise that you may have a pre-existing complex and/or life-challenging health problem which makes you feel cautious about embarking on a self-administered remote therapy like moxa. If this is the case, please do get in touch with us, and we will be happy to advise you on a more individual basis.


One golden rule applies, however: if any pre-existing condition appears to be worsening after starting your moxa therapy for Long COVID, you should immediately stop the daily moxa-ing. It would be appreciated if you would then  also contact the charity to advise us of both the condition and the nature of the exacerbated symptoms, so that we can advise you accordingly and take appropriate note of your experience because it may be relevant to others.


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