moxibustion

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moxibustion (ˌmɒksɪˈbʌstʃən)
 
n
a method of treatment, originally in Chinese medicine, in which a moxa is burned on the skin
 
[C20: from moxa + (com)bustion]

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moxibustion

traditional medical practice that originated in China and thence spread to Japan and other Asian countries. It is performed by burning small cones of dried leaves on certain designated points of the body, generally the same points as those used in acupuncture.

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