Moxibustion is the act of burning the dried herb mugwort, Artemesia vulgaris latiflora, a species of the Chrysanthemum family. The unique properties of this herb help to restore warmth, expel cold, dry dampness and promote qi and blood movement throughout the meridians of the body. The warming action removes stagnation and penetrates deeply within the muscles and organs to reduce pain and swelling. 
Creating a free flow of circulation, one attains a greater sense of ease and relaxation.