Moxabustion is part of East Asian medicine, and is a true medicine in its own right.    In ancient times, people practiced either as acupuncturists (with needles) or with moxabustion.  Today, many acupuncturists incorporate moxabustion into their practice, as it is a truly powerful therapy.

What is it?

Moxabustion, or moxa, involves the burning of an herb known to have particular healing qualities on specific acupuncture points in order to facilitate healing.  The herb used in moxabustion is Artemisia vulgaris, or mugwort.

 

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