Parameters and connotations of quantity of mild moxibustion stimulation

JIN Chuan-yang1 SUN Zheng2 LIU Li-yuan1 XU Qian1 YE Ru-lin1 WANG Xin-jun1 JIANG Jin-feng3 ZHANG Jian-bin1,4

(1.The Second Clinical Medical College, Nanjing University of Chinese Medicine, Nanjing, China 210023)
(2.Jiangsu Province Hospital of Chinese Medicine, Nanjing 210029)
(3.Key Laboratory of Integrated Acupuncture and Medicine, Nanjing University of Chinese Medicine, Nanjing 210046)
(4.The Second Affiliated Hospital of Nanjing University of Chinese Medicine, Nanjing 210013)

【Abstract】The quantity of mild moxibustion stimulation is an important factor affecting clinical therapeutic effect.In the present study, we collected related literature by using key word “moxibustion stimulation quantity” from CNKI Database and make a summary about its concept.The quantity of mild moxibustion stimulation has two common characters, namely thermal intensity and cumulative stimulating quantity, and contains 6 components (parameters), including thermal energy, thermal stimulus, heated area of the skin, and stimulating duration, intensity and frequency.According to the facts mentioned above, we hold that the mild moxibustion quantity actually has 3 dimensions, i.e., the duration of stimulation, the stimulating quantity of one treatment session, and the total stimulating quantity of multiple treatment sessions. Accurately grasping and rationally using the basic term of the quantity of mild moxibustion is not only conductive to control clinical moxibustion operation, but also conforms to the basic requirements for quantitative control of intervention measures in experimental researches.

【Keywords】 Mild moxibustion; Quantity of moxibustion; Quantity of one treatment session; Total quantity of multiple treatment sessions; Connotation; Parameters;

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【Funds】 National Natural Science Foundation of China (Grant No. 81373750) Graduate Science and Technology Innovation Project of Jiangsu Province (Grant No. KYCX18_1529)

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ISSN:1000-0607

CN: 11-2274/R

Vol 44, No. 07, Pages 520-524

July 2019

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Abstract

  • 1 Definition of the quantity of moxibustion
  • 2 Parameters of the quantity of moxibustion related to mild moxibustion
  • 3 Defining the quantity of moxibustion for mild moxibustion
  • 4 Discussion
  • References