Moxibustion kit for self administration, Tokyo, Japan, 1980-1985

Made:
1980-1985 in Tokyo

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Metal Seiju-Ito thermie warmer, in box with moxa thermie sticks and instructions, for self-administration of moxa in a variety of methods, from the surgery of a British practitioner c.1996, developed by Dr K. Ito and manufactured by Seiju 7 Co., Tokyo, Japan, 1980-1985.

This moxibustion kit for self-administration contains moxa sticks, instructions and ‘thermie’ warmers made of metal and ceramic for improved heat distribution. The required amount of moxa is cut off the compacted roll. It is slotted into the plastic holders on the warmer, lit and then attached to the body by the adhesive base. The instructions state the moxa treatment improves circulation and digestion and removes tiredness and fatigue, muscle stiffness and tension.

Moxibustion is a therapeutic technique used in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). Acupuncture points are stimulated by the application of burning moxa. Moxa is formed from the plant Artemisia vulgaris when dried. It is applied directly to the skin or burned on the head of an acupuncture needle in a combination therapy.

Details

Category:
Oriental Medicine
Object Number:
2002-465
Materials:
complete, metal, moxa, paper
type:
moxa
taxonomy:
  • drug
credit:
Kelley, R.
status:
Permanent collection

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