What is Moxibustion, anyway?
by Douglas Eisenstark L.Ac.
Moxa or moxibustion is the placing of burning herbs either on/near the body or on an acupuncture needle.
In China, the practice of acupuncture is know as zhen jiu which translate as acupuncture and moxibustion. This shows the importance of moxa to the entire practice of Acupuncture.
The herb used is primarily Ai Ye.
Patients can use a moxa stick on themselves at home.
It comes now in smokeless or non-smokeless types.
Moxa is used for just about any type of condidtion but is usually used to relieve pain and to tonify the body.