C19 Chinese ink drawing: Boils on kneecap and under breast
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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). Bingu ding (kneecap boil) occurs on the knee. It is treated with needling and opening (tiaoci) on the heel. Ruxia ding (boil under the breast) occurs on the lowest part of the breast. It is treated by needling and opening at the front of the shin, and at the location two fingers above the outer malleolus.
Binggu (kneecap); rukou (Breast Aperture)