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Patient undergoes needle moxibustion for back pain. Related to the practice of acupuncture moxibustion uses heat produced by burning specific herbs on the body's surface in order to influence physiological functioning of the body. Here, Artemisia vulgaris or common wormwood or mugwort is used. A. vulgaris is a diuretic and diaphoretic used widely in moxibustion.
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