A type of herbal heat therapy, moxibustion (or moxa) uses an herb called mugwort (Artemisia) on the superficial level of the body to effect the deeper tissues. The powerful smoke and warmth of the moxa penetrate into deep layers of the skin to promote energy flow, blood flow, dispel Cold and other congealing pathogenic factors seen in Chinese Medicine theory. It also acts to boost the body’s immune system and help with respiratory conditions.