Nine Bags of moxa, Japan 1980-1995

1980-1990 in Japan

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Nine paper bags containing different grades of raw moxa, form coarse to fine, from the surgery of a British practitioner c.1996, unsigned, Japanese, 1980-1995.

These nine bags contain different grades of raw moxa. They range from coarse to fine. Moxa or Artemisia vulgaris is a plant that, once dried, can be burnt in a treatment known as moxibustion. Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) believes moxibustion stimulates the flow of the life force known as qi (chi) around the body. Qi is considered essential for wellbeing and health. The bags were manufactured in Japan. They were donated by a British TCM practitioner.


Asian Medicine
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complete, moxa, paper, string
smallest bag: 225 mm x 160 mm x 75 mm, .37kg
small bag: 235 mm x 155 mm x 94 mm, .385 kg
Medium bag: 270 mm x 245 mm x 150 mm, .397 kg
largest bag: 250 x 230 x 170 mm
  • drug
Kelley, R.

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