Moxibustion (Àijiǔ 艾灸)

CHEN Bao-xing and Garé LeCOMPTE

A man gets a moxibustion treatment from the local doctor as his wife and family look on in amusement. The burning of herbs in moxibustion stimulates the acupuncture points. This painting, by Song dynasty artist Li Tang (c.1050–1130), is called The Village Doctor.

Moxibustion is a healing art of traditional Chinese medicine in which herbs are burned to stimulate acupuncture points on the body of a patient. Today….

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By | 2014-12-16T16:54:14+00:00 January 23rd, 2012|Berkshire Encyclopedia of China, Medicine, Science, Technology, and Medicine|Comments Off on Moxibustion (Àijiǔ 艾灸)

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