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Review Article

The Mechanism of Moxibustion: Ancient Theory and Modern Research

Table 1

Intensities and peaks wavelengths of the infrared radiation of traditional moxibustion, moxibustion with controls, and Hegu (LI4).

Intensity of radiation (mV)Wavelength of the peak of radiation ( m)

Traditional moxa stick4 3.5
Smokeless moxa stick4 7
555 cigarette4 3.5

Indirect moxibustion with monkshood cake 4 8
Indirect moxibustion with ginger 4 7.5
Indirect moxibustion with garlic4 7.5
Indirect moxibustion with cucumber4 5
Indirect moxibustion with carrot4 5

LI4 (Hegu)28 7.5

Compared to the traditional moxa-stick, .
Compared to indirect moxibustion with cucumber, .
Compared to indirect moxibustion with cucumber, .
Compared to indirect moxibustion with carrot, .
Compared to indirect moxibustion with carrot, .

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