Moxibustion definitions

mŏk'sĭ-bŭs'chən
The burning of moxa or other substances on the skin to treat diseases or to produce analgesia.
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The burning of moxa on the skin in treating various diseases or disorders, as in traditional Chinese and Japanese medicine.
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The burning of moxa or other substances on the skin to treat diseases or to produce analgesia.
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(folk medicine) The burning of moxa against the skin to treat pain or illness.
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Origin of moxibustion

Blend of moxa (“mugwort") and combustion (“burning"), literally “burning of mugwort". Interconsonantal -a- changed to -i- for ease of pronunciation.