a flammable substance or material obtained from the leaves of certain Chinese and Japanese wormwood plants, especially Artemisia moxa.
this substance or a similar one of cotton, wool, or the like, placed on the skin usually in the form of a cone or cylinder and ignited for use as a counterirritant.
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How to use moxa in a sentence
It is really the moxa of South America under an altered name.Opuscula | Robert Gordon Latham
Only these portions named might not have a moxa applied to them.Psychotherapy | James J. Walsh
Others extended the value of the moxa beyond these affections.Psychotherapy | James J. Walsh
In these tubes they sometimes placed lighted tobacco and blew down upon the part affected after the manner of a moxa, I suppose.
moxa were cones of cotton wool or other substances which were placed upon the skin and burned.
British Dictionary definitions for moxa
a downy material obtained from various plants and used in Oriental medicine by being burned on the skin as a cauterizing agent or counterirritant for the skin
any of various plants yielding this material, such as the wormwood Artemisia chinensis
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