moxibustion

noun
mox·i·bus·tion | \ˌmäk-si-ˈbəs-chən \

Definition of moxibustion 

: the therapeutic use of moxa

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There, dogs and cats are inserted with needles paired with mild electric currents, followed by a moxibustion treatment that heats up dried mugwort herbs to stimulate particular acupuncture points. Houston Chronicle, "Pet Talk: Could your pet benefit from acupuncture treatment?," 6 July 2018 Homeopathic pellets for headaches, essential oil on my feet for sleep, moxibustion for sore muscles... Rachelle Robinett, Bon Appetit, "This Anxiety-Relieving Drink Wants to Be Your New Glass of Wine," 3 Apr. 2017

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First Known Use of moxibustion

1833, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for moxibustion

moxa + -i- + -bustion (as in combustion)

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moxibustion

noun
mox·i·bus·tion | \ˌmäk-si-ˈbəs-chən \

Medical Definition of moxibustion 

: the therapeutic use of moxa

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