Is one of the very important techniques in TCM. Moxibustion is the therapy to treating the points with herb called Mougwart for external use moxa compressed and rolled into a cigar-shaped herbal stick.
Moxibustion therapy can change in several biological parameters and these change have therapeutic value or potential therapeutic value reducing chemotherapy side effect and presenting measurably favorable result in the following conditions among other breech presentation. Rheumatoid arthritis in TCM use moxa to warm region and meridian points with intention of stimulating circulation through points and inducing a smoother flow of blood and qi. It can treat conditions associated with the cold or yang deficiency moxibustion also effective in the treatment of chronic problem. Deficient conditions (weakness) moxa could add new energy to the body and could treat both excess and moxibustion goes hand in hand treatment.
Three are of them are very common
1) Direct scarring moxibustion
Place a small cone of moxa on the skin at an acupoint and burn it until the skin blister which then scars after it heals. This method used mostly in very chronic disorder and as rheumatoid arthritis, gout.
2) Direct non-scarring moxibustion
Removes the moxa before the skin burns enough to scar unless the burning moxa left on skin. Too long this method used in deficient patient as anemia,chronic coughs, asthma.
3) Indirect moxibustion
Holds a moxa cigar near to acupoint to heat the skin or put the moxa cone on needle inserted in the acupoint to heat the acupoint deeply. Indirect moxa also use on ginger slice or salt slab in many several disease.