Moxibustion or heat therapy is another type of Traditional Chinese Medicine used to stimulate and improve the flow of Qi. A herb which goes by the names of Artemisia vulgaris, mugwort, ai ye or moxa is native to both Europe and Asia. The moxa herb is processed into many different forms from stick, flos, punk or stick on, and is also used as food or fumigation.
In our clinic, we use moxa or moxibustion as a stick or cone form. The moxa is gently heated near or on the skin on particular acupoints on the body. The radiating heat stimulates to increase heat or as known in Traditional Chinese Medicine, increase the Yang or warm the internal cold.