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moxa

 [mok´sah]
a tuft of soft, combustible material to be burned upon the skin as a cautery and counterirritant.
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·a

(mok'să),
A cone or cylinder of cotton wool or other combustible material, placed on the skin and ignited to produce counterirritation.
See also: moxibustion.
[Jap. moe kusa, burning herb]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

moxa

(mŏk′sə)
n.
A cone or cylinder prepared from the dried leaves of certain plants, especially mugwort, placed on the skin and ignited in order to produce counterirritation.
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mugwort

Acupuncture
See Moxabustion.
 
Herbal medicine
A perennial shrub that contains absinthin, flavonoids, tannin and volatile oil, which is used for menstrual dysfunction and cramping, threatened abortion and as a natural insect repellant.

Toxicity
Mugwort should not be used in pregnancy.
Segen's Medical Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.

mox·a

(mok'să)
A cone of cotton wool or other material, placed on the skin and ignited to produce counterirritation.
See also: moxibustion
[Jap. moe kusa, burning herb]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

mox·a

(mok'să)
A cone or cylinder of cotton wool or other combustible material, placed on the skin and ignited to produce counterirritation.
[Jap. moe kusa, burning herb]
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012

Patient discussion about moxa

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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Studies will be included if they satisfy the following criteria: diagnosed with PD (according to the Primary Dysmenorrhea Consensus Guidelines [8]); all the parallel randomized controlled trials (RCTs) of moxibustion in which there were treatment group with pure moxa stick and control group with western medicine, traditional Chinese medicine, or acupuncture were included; the outcomes were pain assessment (evaluation tool is visual analogue scale (VAS)), effective rate (the effectiveness was evaluated referring to "criteria of diagnosis and therapeutic effect of diseases and syndromes in traditional Chinese medicine," which is made by the State Administration of Traditional Chinese Medicine in China.
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In moxibustion, the clinician ignites moxa, a traditional Chinese herb, to stimulate the same points of the body used in acupuncture.
We decide a course of treatment which can be needles, or heat provided by moxa or it can be a blend of different methods."
By inserting tiny needles, or gently directing heat from a burning herb (moxa) into specific points, or gates, any blocks causing this stuck energy can be removed.
When the pins are inserted the acupuncturist may also burn a moxa herb called mugwort, which helps to warm up the yang in your body.
The burning moxa is then pinched out or taken away by the therapist before it burns down to the skin).
For those truly skittish of needles, acupuncturists can use several nonneedle techniques to stimulate acupuncture points, such as cupping, moxa, and magnets.
Moxibustion, or burning moxa or mugwort, a pungent herb, is combined with stimulating acupuncture points to encourage a breech baby to "turn" naturally, by increasing the baby's activity in the womb.