Packet of moxa caps, Japan, 1980-1985

Made:
1980-1985
maker:
Unknown

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Needle caps, two packets containing ten moxa caps, designed to cover the heads of acupuncture needles and be burned during Moxa Head Needling, manufactured in Japan, 1980-1985, from the surgery of a British practitioner c.1996.

A packet of moxa caps, designed to be placed on the heads of acupuncture needles. In Traditional Chinese Medicine, herbs are burnt in the cap, and the heat from the burning herbs travels through the acupuncture needle into the body.

Details

Category:
Asian Medicine
Object Number:
2002-448
Materials:
metal and paper
Measurements:
overall (whole packet lyiing flat): 18 mm x 47 mm x 83 mm, 0.012 kg
overall (each): 17 mm 14 mm,
needle head: 18 x 15 mm
type:
moxa caps and moxa cap
credit:
Kelley, R.