Warm the Yang Qi,
Move the Channels
Ai Ye, the Chinese name for mugwart, has been used longer than needles to activate the channels, warm the Yang-Qi and improve circulation throughout the body.
The Yang aspect of the body, which is the energetic side (including the Qi) is responsible for all activity in the body, in particular also represented by heat. The use of moxabustion is thus providing Yang-Qi energy to the body! While acupuncture is an important way to move and balance energy in the body, moxabustion is the only technique that moves Qi and provides Yang-Qi to the body!