Moxabustion

Moxa or mugwort leaf it common name, is an herb that can be used both internally and externally. Used externally it is burned above the patients skin to warm the body, to stop bleeding and to alleviate pain.

Common applications include excess menstrual bleeding and discomfort, and body pain due to cold. Although it has a strong aroma and may not be appropriate for all occasions it tends to be extremely relaxing and analgesic.