the burning of moxa on the skin in treating various diseases or disorders, as in traditional Chinese and Japanese medicine
Origin of moxibustion; from 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.