What is moxibustion?

Moxibustion is a traditional Chinese medicine technique that involves the burning of mugwort to facilitate healing.


In traditional Chinese medicine, moxibustion is used on people who have a cold or stagnant condition. The burning of moxa is believed to expel cold and warm the meridians, which leads to smoother flow of blood and qi.

The herb used to produce Moxa is Artemisia (mugwort) species. Moxa is used to warm regions and meridian points with the intention of stimulating circulation through the points and inducing a smoother flow of blood and qi. Moxibustion can treat conditions associated with the "cold" or "yang deficiencies" in Chinese Medicine.

The moxibustion technique used in Golden Needle Health Care & Beauty is indirect moxibustion, which is holding a cigar made of moxa near the acupuncture point to heat the skin.