A Survey of the Body’s Response to Clinical Exposure to Moxa Smoke
- 10.2991/itms-15.2015.255How to use a DOI?
- 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 - Proceedings of the 2015 International Conference on Industrial Technology and Management Science PB - Atlantis Press SP - 1055 EP - 1060 SN - 2352-538X UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/itms-15.2015.255 DO - 10.2991/itms-15.2015.255 ID - Wang2015/11 ER -