/ (ˌmɒksɪˈbʌstʃən) /
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a method of treatment, originally in Chinese medicine, in which a moxa is burned on the skin
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Word Origin for moxibustion
C20: from moxa + (com) bustion
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Medical definitions for moxibustion
[ mŏk′sĭ-bŭs′chən ]
The burning of moxa or other substances on the skin to treat diseases or to produce analgesia.
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