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Moxibustion kit for self administration, Tokyo, Japan, 1980-1985

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This moxibustion kit for self-administration contains moxa sticks, instructions and ‘thermie’ warmers made of metal and ceramic for improved heat distribution. The required amount of moxa is cut off the compacted roll. It is slotted into the plastic holders on the warmer, lit and then attached to the body by the adhesive base. The instructions state the moxa treatment improves circulation and digestion and removes tiredness and fatigue, muscle stiffness and tension. Moxibustion is a therapeutic technique used in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). Acupuncture points are stimulated by the application of burning moxa. Moxa is formed from the plant Artemisia vulgaris when dried. It is applied directly to the skin or burned on the head of an acupuncture needle in a combination therapy.

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2002-465

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Glossary: moxa

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Glossary: moxibustion

a therapeutic technique used in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) in which acupuncture points are stimulated by the application of burning moxa. Moxa is prepared from the ground young leaves of plants of the genus Artemisia – particularly Artemisia vulgaris. Slow burning moxa can be applied directly to the skin or burned on the head of an acupuncture needle in a combination therapy.