Moxa or more properly termed Moxibustion is an ancient technique using dried and sifted Mugwort to aid in the healing process. It is one of my favorite tools in Chinese Medicine. Moxa is very healing and versatile. It often comes packed in a cigar like paper tube called the Moxa stick. One the Moxa is lit, it is gently placed about an inch over the skin and produces a wonderful warming effect. The procedure is often done as the patient relaxes on the treatment table and typically lasts 10 to 20 minutes. Here are some popular reasons to include Moxa in your treatments: Warms the skin, and deeper into the.