Moxibustion treats and prevents diseases by applying heat to points or certain locations of body. The material used is mainly moxa-wool in the form of a cone or stick. For centuries, moxibution and acupuncture have been combined in clinical practice.
Moxibustion promotes the flow of Qi by warming the channel, activating Qi and Blood circulation, relieve cold and alleviate pain, promote the vital function and cure deficiency.
Bian Que ( 500 BC), one of the most famous semi-legendary doctors of Chinese antiquity and the first specialist in moxibustion, discussed the benefits of moxa over acupuncture in his classic work.