the burning of moxa on the skin in treating various diseases or disorders, as in traditional Chinese and Japanese medicine
Origin of moxibustionfrom moxa + (com)bustion
The burning of moxa or other substances on the skin to treat diseases or to produce analgesia.
Origin of moxibustionAlteration of moxa (com)bustion
(countable and uncountable, plural moxibustions)
- (folk medicine) The burning of moxa against the skin to treat pain or illness.