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Vol. 7 (2020)

Design of Electronic Moxibustion Instrument for Umbilical Therapy and Preliminary Analysis of Temperature Field

November 16, 2020


Moxibustion has a history of thousands of years. Umbilical moxibustion achieves prevention and treatment of diseases through moxibustion at the golden section of the human body-the umbilicus. It has enough clinical practice experience. Traditional treatment methods have problems such as irritating smoke, uncontrollable temperature, experience-based, and difficult to quantify. Based on the principle of traditional umbilical moxibustion, a structural design of an electronic smokeless umbilical moxibustion instrument is proposed, which belongs to indirect moxibustion and has the advantages of smokeless, electric heating, portability, temperature monitoring and controllability. The internal heat transfer process of the moxibustion instrument is mainly heat convection and heat radiation. Based on ANSYS software, the internal temperature field of the moxibustion instrument is analyzed, and the steady-state temperature distribution and the temperature change characteristic curve of different positions with time are obtained to verify the rationality of the structural design. At the same time, lay a research foundation for the measurable and quantifiable effects of moxibustion on umbilical therapy.


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