Hand holding professional moxa stick

Moxibustion is another tool in the Chinese Medicine repertoire; it involves the burning of a herb called mugwort to facilitate healing. Moxibustion may be used in conjunction with acupuncture, by burning it on the end of needles, to enhance the effect of the treatment. It may also be in the form of a moxa stick which is held over the skin to gently warm an area around an acupuncture point or along a channel.