Originally, acupuncture in China was known as Zhenjiu or AcuMoxa. Over time the skill base and emphasis leant more towards acupuncture and less towards moxibustion as it’s known. Make no mistake this therapy is a huge part of east asian medicine practice and when used appropriately it has been shown to have tremendous health benefits. In clinic it is mostly used to treat musculoskeltal disorders but it’s therapeutic range from a Chinese medicine viewpoint is vast. I consider use of moxa/heat therapy in those with weakened immune systems, digestive issues, musculoskeletal issues, mental /emotional issues and for women’s health.