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Moxibustion Therapy

Moxibustion Therapy

Moxibustion consists of burning a herb, Ai Ye, or wormwood, on or near the site of an acupuncture point. Most commonly, it is burned on the handle of an inserted needle. This ancient practice is as old as acupuncture or older. 

This technique is so integral to Chinese medicine that the character for the practice of acupuncture in Chinese contains the character radicals for both needle and wormwood.