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Moxibustion (Chinese: 灸; pinyin: jǐu) is the traditional Chinese medical therapy utilizing moxa, or mugwort herb. The mugwort is usually aged and ground up to a fluff, burned as is or further processed into a stick that resembles a cigar, but is not smoked. Moxa is used to warm regions and acupuncture points in order to stimulate circulation through the points.

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