Moxibustion is an herb called Mugwort. Its leaves and roots are ground up and used in multiple different applications. Moxibustion is direct or indirect form of heat therapy that is highly effective in treating a wide variety of ailments. Moxibustion helps bring blood and circulation to an area that needs it. The warmth of the herb disperses cold but it can also help relieve inflammation.
Moxibustion is often used in conjunction with acupuncture. It is applied in many different ways and comes in several forms. You also may be sent home with a moxa stick or moxa stick-ons to help the continuity of your treatment.