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Gan zi wu sequence in the yin channels


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Woodcut illustration from a volume dated 1817 (22nd year of the Jiaqing reign period of the Qing dynasty). It consists of a circular diagram, showing the gan zi wu time cycle in the acu-moxa locations of the yin channels, i.e. the lung channel of hand taiyin, the heart channel of hand shaoyin, the Heart Envelope (xinbao, pericardium) channel of hand jueyin, the spleen channel of foot taiyin, the liver channel of foot jueyin and the kidney channel of foot shaoyin.

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Picture title: Diagram of gan zi wu cycle [in] yin [channels]. Other lettering: Jing (well), yi wood. At gui you blood is received at zhongchong (Middle Rushing). Liver [channel] dadun (Big Mound); heart [channel] shaochong (Lesser Rushing); spleen [channel] yinbai (Concealed White); lung [channel] shaoshang (Lesser Shang); stomach [channel] yongquan (Gushing Spring). Ying (surging), ding fire. At yi wei blood is received at laogong (Palace of Toil). liver [channel] shaofu (Lesser Palace); spleen [channel] dadu (Great Metropolis); lung [channel] yuji (Fish Border); stomach [channel] rangu (Blazing Valley); liver [channel] xingjian (Moving Between). […]


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