Moxibustion
 
Moxibustion is a form of fire heat treatment that stimulates specific acupuncture points of the body. The term is derived from the Japanese "mogusa" meaning mugwort herb (Artemisia Vulgaris) and the Latin "bustion" meaning burning.
 
Moxibustion has been used in tandem with acupuncture to treat a variety of diseases throughout Asia for thousands of years. In conjunction with acupuncture, moxibustion can be very effective for many diseases and conditions including back pain, muscle stiffness, headaches, migraines, tendonitis, arthritis, digestive disorders, anxiety, and female health problems such as menstrual cramps, irregular periods, and infertility.

Moxibustion can be applied in many different ways and the expected physiological reactions from moxibustion can greatly vary depending on the type and technique used.