Moxibustion, or moxa, is the application of indirect heat supplied by burning the herb Folium Artimesiae Vulgaris (know as moxa or mugwort) over acupuncture points.

In TCM, moxibustion is used on people who have a cold or stagnant condition. The purpose of moxibustion is to strengthen the blood, stimulate the flow of qi, and maintain general health. Additionally, moxa may be burned to reduce pain, turn breech babies and alleviate menstrual cramps.

The area being treated may remain red and warm for several hours after treatment.

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