Moxibustion treats and prevents diseases by applying heat to points or certain locations of the human body. The material used is mainly "moxa-wool" in the form of a cone or stick. For centuries, moxibustion and acupuncture have been
combined in clinical practice, thus they are usually termed together in Chinese.
Chapter 73 of Miraculous Pivot states, "A disease that may not be treated by acupuncture may be treated by moxibustion." In Introduction to Medicine it says, “When a disease fails to respond to medication and acupuncture, moxibustion is suggested."