Moxibustion is an ancient art of healing achieved by the burning of a naturally occurring herb called mugwort which has been dried to form the moxa.

The moxa may be applied directly onto the skin, on a platform or held over the skin to provide a relaxing, penetrating heat to the acupuncture points.

Both acupuncture and moxibustion modalities may be combined in the one treatment. However, for patients who would benefit from acupuncture but have a restrictive fear of needles, moxibustion is a great alternative and can be used alone.

Moxibustion is very effective in reducing muscle pain and joint inflammation.