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SMARTMOXA

SMARTMOXA | Red Dot Design Award

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Moxibustion is a form of heat therapy that originated from China more than 2500 years ago. The goal of moxibustion is to balance the body, ensure consistency of airflow and achieve equilibrium. The therapy is carried out by burning “moxa” (dried plant materials) near the skin’s surface. This powerful method of using herbs has a long history that dates back to ancient China and medieval Europe, but still used in civil societies to relieve stomach pain, irregular menstruation, anxiety and itching of the skin. However, although moxibustion is beneficial to the human body, it has its drawbacks. SMARTMOXA is designed to improve traditional ways of practising moxibustion. It does not require any burning of “moxa”, where users can burn themselves by accident, cause fire hazards, or produce lots of smoke. By replacing the need for traditional “moxa” sticks, it makes moxibustion safer and more convenient for everyone. To use SMARTMOXA, simply add high-purity “moxa” into the device and turn on the tail cap switch to get the device going. The high-purity “moxa” is heated to 250 degrees Celsius, the optimum temperature to send energy into the human body. The device’s 3200mAh battery allows the entire equipment system to run continuously for 90 minutes, where a moxibustion process usually runs for 5 to 10 minutes at a time.

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Credits
  • Company:
    Shaanxi ZhenYi Cultures Development Co., Ltd., China
  • Team Lead:
    Liu YangQi
  • Design:
    Fan JianFeng, Lai YanLong