Distinguishing Feature of Moxibustion Method in Dunhuang Medicine
In Chinese Middle Ages' documents from Confucian Classics-Collecting Cave in Mogaoku of Dunhuang, Ganshu Province there are hand-written medical books of Tang and Song Dynasties, and among them 20 volumes are related with acupuncture and moxibustion. The Jiu Jing Tu was written by the schools who payed attantion to moxibustion. Moxibustion chould be given one thousand cones at the most, 52 ancient acupoints and Suikong, Wuzhou, Tianmen, Nieshu, Hand-Yangming, Banmei, Foot-Yangming ancient acupoint names were preserved. A New Classic of Moxibustion for Emeryencies is an atlas of acupuncture and moxibustion of Tang dynasty, which was a collection of moxibustion treatment of acute syndromes. In the Za Liao Bing Yaofang moxibustion methods for auricular points were introduced. In the Bu Zhi Ming Yifang, fermented soy-bean cake-separated moxibustion, sulphur powder-separated moxibustion, realar-separated moxibustion and so on were introduced, developing Ge Hong's materials-separated moxibustion. It is a valuable medical book of acupuncture and moxibution.