Sometimes there is an incense like odor when you enter the office. It is coming from a Chinese herb called “Artemesia Vulgaris, also known as moxa. The burning of this herb is moxabustion. This herb is used to warm areas of the body that are cold as well as to move energy that is stuck. Moxa comes in various forms, but the type used in the office is a moxa pole which is smokeless yet warms the needles very effectively. Moxa is deeply relaxing and quite soothing. Once you have had a moxa treatment, it is not unusual to ask for it the next time you come in for treatment.