Moxibustion is used in conjunction with Acupuncture.
Moxa is made from ground mugwort leaves and is used alongside acupuncture. It involves burning a moxa cone or stick near acupuncture points and meridians on the body. There are various types of moxa, some are cones which can sit on top of an acupuncture needle, or moxa which is applied directly to the skin and there is also a moxa stick whereby this is held a little away from the body usually about an inch and is moved up and down over an area. You as the patient will feel a warmness, which is deeply relaxing.
Moxibustion has many benefits and may help with a range of issues from menstrual issues, chronic pain to digestive disorders.