Moxibustion involves using heated glass jars to create a vacuum on a patient's skin with needles on acupunture points and is believed to stimulate blood circulation prevent seasonal allergies and bronchial infections. It is an integral part of acupuncture, though is mostly ignored in the West.  - Photos by AFP

Korean folklore attributes the development of moxibustion to the legendary emperor Dangun, though it was more likely brought into the country from a Chinese colonial prefecture.
Korean folklore attributes the development of moxibustion to the legendary emperor Dangun, though it was more likely brought into the country from a Chinese colonial prefecture.
Chinese children undergoing moxibustion treatment at a traditional Chinese medicine hospital in Hefei, east China's Anhui province.
Chinese children undergoing moxibustion treatment at a traditional Chinese medicine hospital in Hefei, east China's Anhui province.
A Chinese boy undergoing moxibustion treatment. Moxibustion involves using heated glass jars to create a vacuum on a patient's skin with needles on acupunture points and is believed to stimulate blood circulation prevent seasonal allergies and bronchial infections.
A Chinese boy undergoing moxibustion treatment. Moxibustion involves using heated glass jars to create a vacuum on a patient's skin with needles on acupunture points and is believed to stimulate blood circulation prevent seasonal allergies and bronchial infections.
Moxibustion is believed to have originated in the northern part of China. In Mongolia, winters were dominated by icy chilliness and wind, moxibustion has been used to treat various illnesses and degenerative diseases due to the extreme cold climate.
Moxibustion is believed to have originated in the northern part of China. In Mongolia, winters were dominated by icy chilliness and wind, moxibustion has been used to treat various illnesses and degenerative diseases due to the extreme cold climate.
Moxibustion is an important part of the original concepts of acupuncture, but it is mostly ignored by many acupuncturists in Western countries.
Moxibustion is an important part of the original concepts of acupuncture, but it is mostly ignored by many acupuncturists in Western countries.
Moxibustion has are many methods of. Three of them are direct scarring, direct non-scarring, and indirect moxibustion.
Moxibustion has are many methods of. Three of them are direct scarring, direct non-scarring, and indirect moxibustion.
Suppliers usually age the mugwort and grind it up to a fluff; practitioners burn the fluff or process it further into a cigar -shaped stick.
Suppliers usually age the mugwort and grind it up to a fluff; practitioners burn the fluff or process it further into a cigar -shaped stick.
They can use it indirectly, with They can use it indirectly, with acupuncture needles, or burn it on the patient's skin. needles, or burn it on the patient's skin.
They can use it indirectly, with They can use it indirectly, with acupuncture needles, or burn it on the patient's skin. needles, or burn it on the patient's skin.

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haaafiz
Jul 22, 2012 05:57am
west deadly require mechanism based evidence and in doing so omits effect and final out come based evidences this trend in scientific research is to be changed