Box of non-scarring 'Ohmi' moxa tubes, Japan, 1980-1990

Made:
1980-1990 in Japan

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Box of non-scarring 'Ohmi' moxa tubes, marketted especially at young people, from the surgery of a British practitioner c.1996, made by Sennendo Inc, Japanese, 1980-1990.

Aimed at young people and advertised as non-scarring, these tubes are used for moxibustion. In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), the burning of moxa (the Artemisia vulgaris plant) on the skin is believed to stimulate and unblock the flow of qi (chi), or energy in the body, considered essential for wellbeing. The box was collected from the surgery of a British practitioner of moxibustion in the 1990s.

Details

Category:
Oriental Medicine
Object Number:
2002-463
Materials:
complete, moxa, paper, plastic
Measurements:
box: 99 mm x 156 mm x 34 mm,
type:
moxa
taxonomy:
  • drug
credit:
Kelley, R.
status:
Permanent collection

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