Occasionally during your treatment, moxa may be burned to warm areas of the body or placed on a needle to reinforce the action of that point. Used mostly in conjunction with herbal medicine, acupuncture and Tui Na, moxibustion can be used as a therapy on its own and follows the same principles and strategies contained in Chinese medical theory. There are different forms of moxa containing different herbs but the ones most commonly used consist of mugwort (Artemesia Vulgaris). Classically moxa was often used to leave scars but that is rarely practiced today, especially not at New Hope. We use top quality mugwort processed in our own facilities to provide a clean burning, pleasant smelling moxa. Let your practitioner know of any dislike of smoke or trepidation with the possibility of burns. The smell of moxa can also linger on clothing and may not be enjoyed by some people. Notify your practitioner of any concerns you have about moxibustion.