Moxibustion therapy is a traditional Chinese medicine heat-based therapeutic modality that involves burning an herb called mugwort near the body surface to stimulate acupuncture points. The mugwort is usually formed into a cigar-shaped stick that is lit and held near the skin, or placed on the end of an acupuncture needle. The heat from the burning mugwort increases blood flow and stimulates the body's natural healing processes. Moxibustion therapy can be used to treat a variety of conditions, including pain, digestive issues, menstrual cramps, and respiratory problems. It's often used in conjunction with acupuncture, but can also be used as a standalone treatment.