Proceedings of the 2015 International Conference on Industrial Technology and Management Science

A Survey of the Body’s Response to Clinical Exposure to Moxa Smoke

Authors
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
Corresponding Author
X.M. Wang
Available Online November 2015.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/itms-15.2015.255How to use a DOI?
Keywords
moxa smoke; body’s response; assessment; survey
Abstract
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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Proceedings
2015 International Conference on Industrial Technology and Management Science
Part of series
Advances in Computer Science Research
Publication Date
November 2015
ISBN
978-94-6252-123-0
ISSN
2352-538X
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/itms-15.2015.255How to use a DOI?
Open Access
This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license.

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