Thursday, November 12, 2015
Mugwort 艾草 moxibustion or moxa
Moxibustion is a form of heat therapy.
Dried herbs, like a giant cigar are lit.
I had a sore leg, and the practitioner burn a
stick and went round my leg.
In the book, a self trained Chinese doctor used moxibustion
to treat her patients including Japanese soldiers.
艾草 in Mandarin. mugwort growing really nicely even in winter
used in the practice of traditional Chinese medicine in a pulverized and aged form called moxa.
I talked about Tu Youyou (Chinese: 屠呦呦; who found a cure for Malaria using the herb qinghao (Artemisia annua, sweet wormwood). The two plants look so alike.