Rebecca easing menstrual cramps with indirect moxibustion.  Photo: Michael Perez

Moxibustion

Moxibustion is a Traditional Chinese Medicine technique that involves the burning of moxa, usually made from dried mugwort leaves.  The heat produced penetrates deep into the body.  The technique is often combined with acupuncture and is very effective for pain from injury and arthritis, menstrual cramps, digestive disorders, and the common cold.