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C19 Chinese ink drawing: 'Mountain root' and elbow boils


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Ink and brush drawing from a handwritten copy of the anonymous text Dingchuang yaojue (Essential Art of Boils), executed in 1874 (13th year of the Tongzhi reign period of the Qing dynasty). Shangen ding ('mountain root' boil) occurs at the root of the nose. It is treated with needling and opening (tiaoci) beneath the first spinal vertebra. Zhouding (boil on the elbow) occurs on the outer aspect of the elbow. It is treated with needling and opening at the longshe (Dragon's Tongue) location.

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Shangen (mountain moot); longshe (Dragon's Tongue); there are acu-moxa points in this entire area(?); zhouding (boil on the elbow); below the large vertebra

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