maqua

maqua

Ethnomedicine
A moxibustion-like folk therapy which consists of any of a number of small, deep burns inflicted either in areas adjacent to a diseased organ, or on points related traditionally to the medical problem.
 
Maquas do not pose a threat to the patient and may be of use as an indicator of the localisation of the site of the original complaint by a patient who is subsequently seen by mainstream medical practitioners; it is not used in the working mainstream medical practice.
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References in classic literature ?
Their appellation among their rivals, seems generally to have been the Mengwe, or Maqua. They consisted of the tribes or, as their allies were fond of asserting, in order to raise their consequence, of the several nations of the Mohawks, the Oneidas, the Onondagas, Cayugas, and Senecas; who ranked, in the confederation in the order in which they are named.
The Mengwe, the Maquas, the Mingoes, and the Iroquois, though not all strictly the same, are identified frequently by the speakers, being politically confederated and opposed to those just named.
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