Acupuncture literally means needle-puncture. Moxibustion is a form of heat therapy on acupoints. In countries such as Japan and China, the practice of acupuncture is referred to as shinkyu (or zhenjiu), meaning AcupunctureMoxibustion (one word). Acupuncture and Moxibustion have been administered in tandem since ancient times. In Ontario, however, not many people have been treated with moxibustion, partly due to the fact that many acupuncture training programs offered locally were taught mainly the needling part, not moxibustion in depth. It is traditionally believed that acupuncture used in conjunction with moxibustion profoundly enhances each modality’s effects. Learn more about Moxibustion.