Moxibustion or "moxa" is a herb that has been used for centuries, across cultures, for its healing properties. Mugwort Ai Ye (Artemisia Vulgaris) is an herb that is dried and sometimes rolled into a tight tube that can be used directly on the skin, placed on a needle, or burned very close to the skin.
I use Moxa in many situations. Research shows it is an effective tool to reduce inflammation, especially in arthritis patients. It is also commonly used to enhance immunity, stimulate digestion, promote circulation, and my very favorite uses... treatment for morning sickness and flipping breech babies!