Moxibustion is a therapeutic technique of traditional Chinese medicine. It is based on the same principles and knowledge of the energy meridians used in acupuncture, it is widely used in other traditional Oriental medicine systems such as Japan, Korea, Vietnam, Tibet and Mongolia. This practice, there is the old documentation, which will be before the acupuncture.

It originated in northern China, moxibustion - Jiu (pinyin) literally means "fire long application time" is considered a kind of thermal acupuncture made by the plant burning Artemisia vulgaris and Artemisia sinensis. The cauterization, which derives from the moxa, was a development that followed the use of fire. It was considered that the heat and sense of well-being that the fire led to the life in the cold and damp caves.