is a traditional Chinese medicine technique that involves the burning of mugwort (moxa), a small, spongy herb, to facilitate healing and maintain general health.

Moxibustion has been used throughout Asia for thousands of years. In fact, the actual Chinese character for acupuncture,

针灸(zhen-jiu), translated literally, means "Acupuncture-Moxibustion.“

Mugwort, also known as ai ye (艾叶 ) in Chinese, has a long history of use in Chinese medicine.

Mugwort is a perfect material to be burned, which can produce heat with very high temperature and for a longer time.

Research has shown that its smoke can promote immunity.

In traditional Chinese medicine, Moxibustion is used for people who get a cold or with stagnant syndrome.

The burning of moxa is believed to expel cold and warm the meridians, which leads to smoother flow of blood and qi.
Moxibustion can be used in cases both medication and acupuncture cannot be performed or cured.