Moxibustion (indirect moxibustion) is the application of heat-therapy into a specific acupuncture point on the body. It originates from traditional Chinese medicine and is commonly used in traditional acupuncture treatment.
Moxibustion works by directing heat into a specific part of the body that maybe suffering from cold or is stagnated.
Today, moxibustion is commonly used in the treatment of breech presentations, to turn breech babies. It can also help with the side effects of chemotherapy. Traditionally, it is used to treat cold as moxibustion is a form of heat therapy.