Moxibustion or Moxa

Moxibustion is the stimulation of acupuncture points using heat, which is generated from the burning of the herb Mugwort (Artemisia), on or near the skin. Moxibustion creates warmth where it is needed and strengthens the activity of the Blood.


Commonly used for back pain, joint pain and upper respiratory problems, cupping is the application of suction to the surface of the body. Cups are applied to the back or other affected areas, and can be left comfortably in place along with the acupuncture needles for the duration of the treatment.