A Survey of the Body’s Response to Clinical Exposure to Moxa Smoke
X.M. Wang, L.Y. Wu, Y.N. Liu, Y. Tang, C.B. Song, J.H. Wang, C.L. Zhou, C.Z. Dou, J. Li, H.R. Liu, H.G. Wu
Available Online November 2015.
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- moxa smoke; body’s response; assessment; survey
- By observing the responses of participants to exposure to moxa smoke, the safety of clinical application of moxibustion was assessed. Methods: Individuals who had been exposed to moxa smoke for over one month and met the inclusion criteria filled out a questionnaire survey administered by multiple professionals in order to determine the body’s response to exposure to moxa smoke. Results: Symptoms detected at frequencies higher than 10% were mainly observed in the eyes and throat: In the throat area, the frequency of dry throat was the highest (16.7%); in the eye area, the frequency of dry eye was the highest (16.4%); in the respiratory system, the frequency of coughing was the highest (10.7%); in the nose area, the frequency of itchy nose was the highest (9.7%); in the skin, the frequency of local dry skin and flushing was the highest (8.7%). Symptoms detected at frequencies lower than 10% included eye pain, sore throat, headache and sneezing. Conclusion: After exposure to moxa smoke, the body’s responses were most notable in areas with exposed mucous membranes, such as the eyes, nose, and throat.
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TY - CONF AU - X.M. Wang AU - L.Y. Wu AU - Y.N. Liu AU - Y. Tang AU - C.B. Song AU - J.H. Wang AU - C.L. Zhou AU - C.Z. Dou AU - J. Li AU - H.R. Liu AU - H.G. Wu PY - 2015/11 DA - 2015/11 TI - A Survey of the Body’s Response to Clinical Exposure to Moxa Smoke BT - 2015 International Conference on Industrial Technology and Management Science PB - Atlantis Press SN - 2352-538X UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/itms-15.2015.255 DO - https://doi.org/10.2991/itms-15.2015.255 ID - Wang2015/11 ER -