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Jo and Kim: The Development of Supporting Device for Direct Moxibustion

Abstract

Objectives

This paper is focused on the development of supporting device for the direct moxibustion. This device makes one help to do moxibustion on one’s head and back for oneself. Without this device, one can’t avoid the other’s help to do moxibustion on one’s head and back.

Methods

The design protocols of the supporting device for the direct moxibustion are determined. And 3 dimensional simulation using Ultimaker’s 3D printer was carried out. The parts of the supporting device for direct moxibustion are followings: 1. preparing of the main parts which are divided into an acupuncture touching sting and moxa holder. 2. preparing a grip part.

Results

3 different lengths of the acupuncture touching sting such as 3mm, 4mm, and 5mm were experimented for the perfect burning of moxa. Among them, the acupuncture touching sting with 4mm length was best for the perfect burning and for the organic functional tests.

Conclusion

The supporting device for direct moxibustion will be helpful to minimize of the burning of skin, the pain, and the smoke.

Fig. 1
3D drawing for moxibustion supporting device
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Fig. 2
3D drawing for main part(11)
*11-1: acupuncture-touching sting
†11-2: moxa-holder
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Fig. 3
Experimental materials(down view)
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Fig. 4
Perfect burning test(up and side view)
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Fig. 5
Direct moxibustion using the supporting tool at Baihui (GV20)
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Fig. 6
Direct moxibustion using the supporting tool
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Fig. 7
Thermograph of the direct moxibustion using the supporting tool
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Fig. 8
Comparison of the moxa sizes between a direct and an indirect moxibustion method
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Table 1
Organic Functional Test (N=2)
Height Fixation power Burning power Amount of moxibustion
3mm fair fair Good
4mm good good Good
5mm good good Fair

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