A study entitled “Difference between the effects of one-site and three-site abdominal hot-stone stimulation on the skin-temperature changes of the lower limbs” was published in the Journal of Integrative Medicine [Volume 11, 2013 Issue 5, Pages: 314-319].
This basic experimental study examined skin-temperature responses of the lower limbs after the application of abdominal hot stone therapy.
The hot stone therapy has been very popular among relaxation services offered in many spas and massage salons. The hot stone therapy, however, when administered in specific points on the body, is considered to produce similar therapeutic effects to Moxibustion. Moxibustion is an East Asian Medicine heat therapy, and it is often administered in tandem with acupuncture.