Moxibustion is generally used as a warming treatment to treat chronic fatigue syndrome, low energy or kidney dysfunction, and painful menstrual cycles. The regular treatment of moxibustion can stimulate your Qi (energy), and be used to encourage your immune function as well. The method of moxibustion is applied by the burning of moxa- an herb similar to mugwort. The moxa stick is ignited and smolders, a bit like incense. It is then held close to the skin in an attempt to warm the area where specific pressure points are located in order to release toxins. Moxibustion may leave a reddish mark on the area after treatment but will disappear within hours of the application.