Moxibustion is a form of heat therapy in which dried plant materials called “moxa” are burned on or near the surface of the skin. Moxibustion is used to warm and invigorate the flow of Qi (energy flow) in the body and dispel certain pathogenic influences.
It can be used to promote circulation over areas of chronic pain or muscle tension. It is especially used for pain that is worse with exposure to cold or damp weather, as with some types of arthritis pain. When applied to acupuncture points that strengthen and lift the Qi, Moxibustion can help boost the immunity and helps with fatigue, digestive issues, and much more.