Moxibustion is a traditional Chinese medicine therapy which consists of burning dried mugwort (moxa) on particular points on the body. It plays an important role in the traditional medical systems of China (including Tibet), Japan, Korea,Vietnam, and Mongolia. Suppliers usually age the mugwort and grind it up to a fluff; practitioners burn the fluff or process it further into a cigar-shaped stick. They can use it indirectly, with acupuncture needles, or burn it on the patient's skin.
I use moxa to warm regions and meridian points. with the intention of stimulating circulation through the points and inducing a smoother flow of blood and qi. It is shown that moxibustion mitigates against cold and dampness in the body, and can serve to turn breech babies.