Moxibustion, or Moxa for short, is an ancient form of heat therapy using ground -up leaves of the Mugwort plant (ai cao), rolled up in a stick form (tiao). When burnt, the essential oil of the moxa leaves have a significant aromatherapy effect. The focused heat gives relief to areas that feel “tight” in pain or lacking circulation.
The purpose of moxibustion, as with most forms of traditional Chinese medicine, is to strengthen the blood, stimulate the flow of qi, and maintain general health. Stimulate the different point of our body it can produce different effect.