Moxibustion (Holistic Medicine)
Body Area: Arms / Hands
Body Parts: Upper Arm
Moxibustion is a Chinese medicinal practice involving the use of the herb mugwort to facilitate healing, and stimulate acupuncture points in the human body. Moxibustion can be efficient in treating colds, as it is believed to dispel the cold with heat and increased blood circulation to the body's meridians. In Western medicine, moxibustion has shown to successfully been used to rotate breech babies into the normal birthing position prior to birth. Moxibustion also has also been effective in stimulating menstruation.