What is Moxibustion Heat Therapy?

Category: Complementary and Alternative Medicines

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See also: Acupuncture

Moxibustion is an oriental medicine therapy utilizing moxa, or mugwort herb. The mugwort is aged and ground to a fluff; practitioners burn the fluff or process it further into a stick. They can use it indirectly, with acupuncture needles, or sometimes burn it on a patient's skin.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Anxious mood 2 3
Allergies 1 1
Arthritis pain 1 0
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome 1 2
Chest congestion 1 2
Chiari Malformation 1 0

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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 0
Moderate 1
Mild 0
None 3

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Moxibustion Heat Therapy

Side effect Patients
Pain 1
Soreness 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently using Moxibustion Heat Therapy

Dosage Patients
1 hr weekly 1
1 hr daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Moxibustion Heat Therapy

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Did not seem to work 2
Expense 2
Course of treatment ended 1
Other 1
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Duration

Currently using Moxibustion Heat Therapy

Duration Patients
1 - 2 years 1
5 - 10 years 1

Stopped using Moxibustion Heat Therapy

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 1
1 - 6 months 1
1 - 2 years 2
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 2
Usually 1
Sometimes 1
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 1
Somewhat hard to take 1
A little hard to take 2
Not at all hard to take 0
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 2
Not specified 2
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There are no evaluations for Moxibustion Heat Therapy.