This traditional form of Chinese medicine utilizes moxa made from the herb mugwort. Mugwort is aged and typically ground into a fluff like substance. This substance is then burned or processed into cigar shaped sticks. It is either burned onto the patient's skin or used in conjunction with acupuncture needles. Moxibustion is used to warm regions and various meridian points with the intention of increasing circulation. Some of the most common uses for moxibustion are to promote warmth in the body and protect against cold and dampness. It has also been used successfully to turn breeched babies. Moxibustion is a powerful tool against chronic conditions or "deficiencies" in the body.