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JOURNAL OF BEIJIGN UNIVERSITY OF TRADITIONAL CHINE ›› 2017, Vol. 40 ›› Issue (1): 16-19.doi: 10.3969/j.issn.1006-2157.2017.01.004

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Origin and development of moxibustion

GAO Zhiping   

  1. Beijing Union University,Beijing 100101
  • Received:2016-09-12 Online:2017-01-30 Published:2017-01-30

Abstract: This paper puts forward the concept of “original moxa-moxibustion” from the perspective of natural cognition. Based on the ancient unique views on the traditional cultural traits of Nature, Asiatic wormwood, lives and diseases, original moxa-moxibustion was the perfect combination of mysterious phenomena with magical strength guided by ancient natural philosophy, and was shared with sorcery, medicine and Taoism. Then the use of fire accompanied by labor practice pushed the popularization of original moxa-moxibustion which transformed into moxa-moxibustion therapy of traditional Chinese medicine, after integrating with traditional medicines on human physiology, pathology and pharmacology, and learning from the technique of stone needles. Original moxa-moxibustion was earlier than moxibustion therapy, because use of fire was earlier than use of medicines. Development and innovation of moxibustion need deep understanding its origin and characteristics, as well as studying traditional culture and modern technology on thinking, techniques, Methods and tools.

Key words: moxibustion, original moxa-moxibustion, Artemisia argyi, yin and yang, medicine man, Taoism

CLC Number: 

  • R245.81