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moxibustion

 [mok″sĭ-bus´chun]
counterirritation produced by igniting a cone or cylinder of moxa placed on the skin.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

mox·i·bus·tion

(moks'ĭ-bŭs'chŭn),
Burning of herbal agents, such as moxa, on the skin as a counterirritant in the treatment of disease; a component of traditional Chinese and Japanese medicine.
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

moxibustion

(mŏk′sĭ-bŭs′chən)
n.
The burning of moxa or other substances on the skin to treat diseases or to produce analgesia.
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moxibustion

Chinese medicine
A type of acupuncture that uses heat, in which moxa, made from dried mugwort (Artemisia vulgaris), is rolled into a pea-sized cone, placed point up and burned almost to the skin; the smouldering cone is extinguished after a few seconds, and the warmth passes into an acupuncture needle.
Segen's Medical Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.

mox·i·bus·tion

(mok'sē-bŭs'chŭn)
Burning of herbal agents, such as moxa, on the skin as a counterirritant in the treatment of disease; a component of traditional Chinese and Japanese medicine.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

moxibustion

A primitive form of treatment in which a cone of dried leaves is burned close to the skin. Apart from a minor local irritant effect in promoting an increased blood supply to the area, moxibustion is of no medical value and has no place in scientific medical practice.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

Moxibustion

An acupuncture technique that burns the herb moxa or mugwort.
Mentioned in: Acupressure, Acupuncture
Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

mox·i·bus·tion

(mok'sē-bŭs'chŭn)
Burning of herbal agents, such as moxa, on the skin as a counterirritant in the treatment of disease.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012

Patient discussion about moxibustion

Q. I am in a confused state and wish to know about moxibustion and will this be of any help to me? I am taking acupuncture treatment for my insomnia. I had been benefitted to the minimum. They said it will make me have good sleep soon. I am still not able to sleep. It’s the 10th day of my treatment. Dissatisfied with the results the doctor changed medicine to Moxibustion. I am in a confused state and wish to know about moxibustion and will this be of any help to me?

A. Moxibustion is used as a combination therapy with acupuncture. Moxa is the dried mugwort from china. The burning moxa is a used on acupoints. It is of help in some, and its use is decided by the practitioner depending upon the requirements of the patient.


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Q. Burning people? My friend told me his brother had a back pain and he wanted to try a Chinese therapy, and the therapist burned him – is that possible? Isn’t it dangerous? Can it cause burns?

A. We don’t burn people – we use special burning plants to treat problems, and I never encountered a serious burn as a result of it, so actually it’s not really that dangerous as it sounds.

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