Moxibustion is a form of heat therapy routinely used in the practice of Eastern Medicine (Chinese, Japanese, Korean etc.) in certain conditions usually those manifesting with cold and damp. The purpose is to expel the pathogenic factors, relax the body and move energy and blood to facilitate healing. The dried herbal material usually of the leaves of Artemesias Vulgaris, although other herbs can be used, are either compressed into sticks or cones or scraped into a light, airy moxa floss. After lighting, the stick can be held above the body until a diffuse feeling of warmth can be felt in the area. The cones or moxa floss, rolled into rice grain size, can be placed the body on some substance such as salve, and lit until the warmth is felt.
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