Moxibustion stick, China, 1988

Made:
1988 in China
maker:
Unknown

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Moxibustion stick, China, 1988. Three quarter view. White background.
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Moxibustion stick, wrapped in paper, for giving longer and deeper local therapeutic penetration by burning over acupuncture needle or point, as used in acupuncture practice in Britain, China, 1988.

A stick of moxibustion herbs wrapped in paper. According to Traditional Chinese Medicine, moxibustion treatment gives heat to a point on the body, which makes qi energy flow smoothly. The herbs can be burned on or close to the skin, or on top of acupuncture needles.

Details

Category:
Therapeutics
Object Number:
1988-1427
Materials:
plant extract and wrapping, paper
type:
moxa and moxa and therapeutics (general) therapeutics (general) artemisia vulgaris, moxa and therapeutics (general)
taxonomy:
  • drug
credit:
British Acupunture Asso. & Register Ltd.

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