Moxa

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Moxa (Bot) A plant from which this substance is obtained, esp. Artemisia Chinensis, and Artemisia moxa.
    • Moxa (Med) A soft woolly mass prepared from the young leaves of Artemisia Chinensis, and used as a cautery by burning it on the skin; hence, any substance used in a like manner, as cotton impregnated with niter, amadou.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n moxa A soft downy substance prepared in China and Japan from the young leaves of Artemisia Moxa, used as a cautery.
    • n moxa The plant from which this substance is obtained.
    • n moxa In medicine, a vegetable substance, either cut or formed into a short cylinder, which when ignited will burn without fusing, used as a cautery or a counter-irritant by being applied to the skin.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Moxa mok′sa a cottony material for cauterising, prepared in China and Japan from Artemisia Moxa, &c.: a cone of cotton-wool placed on the skin and fired at the top for cauterisation
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
A corruption of Japan. mogusa,pronounced mongsa,), an escharotic made from the plant yomigi,: cf. F. moxa,

Usage

In literature:

Our doctor, my chum, or I will come and apply moxas.
"Father Goriot" by Honore de Balzac
It borrowed acupuncture and the moxa from the Japanese heathen, and was taught the use of lobelia by the American savage.
"Medical Essays" by Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
This is vulgarly called the moxa.
"The Wandering Jew, Complete" by Eugene Sue
The moxa brings us back to real horticulture.
"The Foundations of Japan" by J.W. Robertson Scott
LARREY recommends with the same view, after the application of moxa, the use of the aq.
"North American Medical and Surgical Journal, Vol. 2, No. 3, July, 1826" by Various
The burn of her soul was a moxa to the burn of the flesh.
"The Paliser case" by Edgar Saltus
Upon returning home, it was burnt deeply with moxa; and miraculously enough the eye got well immediately.
"A Japanese Boy" by Shigemi Shiukichi
It was applied particularly in the form of the moxa.
"Psychotherapy" by James J. Walsh
I burned him with the first moxa.
"Famous American Statesmen" by Sarah Knowles Bolton
This must mean that they were set on fire like the old moxa.
"Surgical Instruments in Greek and Roman Times" by John Stewart Milne
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In news:

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In science:

Accordingly, fig. (2) shows the solar and lunar component and its sum for one month (June 2001) computed for the Moxa station.
A Solar System Test of Mach's Principle with Gravimetric Data
Figure 2: Direct solar (green) and lunar (red) tides and their sum (blue) for June 2001 in Moxa.
A Solar System Test of Mach's Principle with Gravimetric Data
Comparison to the gravity signal from the GGP site, fig. (3), shows that the direct tidal effect is by far the dominant part of the SG signal. exemplarily depicted for the Moxa station, June 2001.
A Solar System Test of Mach's Principle with Gravimetric Data
Figure 3: Gravity signal (red), direct tide computed from ephemeris data (blue), and the difference (green) for June 2001 of the Moxa station.
A Solar System Test of Mach's Principle with Gravimetric Data
Due to temporal interpolation there is still some high frequency noise introduced by this procedure, but the gain in accuracy for the long-term seasonal signal is considerably, as fig. (??) exemplarily shows for the Moxa station.
A Solar System Test of Mach's Principle with Gravimetric Data
Figure 7: Difference between 3D atmospheric density calculation and pure station pressure correction for the SG in Moxa (Ger) for the year 2002.
A Solar System Test of Mach's Principle with Gravimetric Data
Our result agrees with Kroner et al. (2004) for Moxa, but δ varies significantly with location.
A Solar System Test of Mach's Principle with Gravimetric Data
Additional fitting to the groundwater level signal yields still lower values for δ , 1.09 and 1.12 for Moxa and 1.02 and 1.03 for Sutherland (for Bolder and Canberra, no hydrologic data are available).
A Solar System Test of Mach's Principle with Gravimetric Data
Figure 11: Polar motion signal after removing tides, pressure and temperature corrections, for the stations Moxa, Sutherland, Bolder, Canberra.
A Solar System Test of Mach's Principle with Gravimetric Data
Figure 12: Difference between the simple pressure correction and the density correction in a 3D-model obtained from NCEP climate data, for the stations Moxa, Sutherland, Bolder, Canberra.
A Solar System Test of Mach's Principle with Gravimetric Data
It is expected therefore that the temperature correction reduces the Machian factor, as it is observed for Moxa and Bolder.
A Solar System Test of Mach's Principle with Gravimetric Data
Results from 44 months of observations with asuperconducting gravimeter at moxa/germany.
A Solar System Test of Mach's Principle with Gravimetric Data
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