Find thousands of books, manuscripts, visual materials and unpublished archives from our collections, many of them with free online access.

Acu-moxa chart: yangqiao mai, Chinese woodcut

  • Luo Shaoji
  • Digital Images
  • Online

Available online

view Acu-moxa chart: yangqiao mai, Chinese woodcut


In copyright
Credit: Acu-moxa chart: yangqiao mai, Chinese woodcut. Wellcome Collection. In copyright

Selected images from this work

About this work


The names of the acu-moxa locations of yangqiao mai (Yang Heel Vessel) are inscribed on a human figure. Yangqiao mai is one of the Eight Extraordinary Channels (qi jing ba mai). Originating at the shenmai (Extending Vessel) point at the outside of the heel, it runs upwards through the outer ankle and the back of the calf, along the outside of the thigh, through the hips and sides to the outer shoulder, and along the neck to the corner of the mouth. It comes into confluence with the taiyang channel and yinqiao mai (Yin Heel Vessel) in the eye socket, then ascends again to the forehead where it joins the foot shaoyang channel. For a list of point names, see 'Lettering'.



Picture title: Yangqiao mai (Yang Heel Vessel). Other lettering (point names): Shenmai (Extending Vessel); fuyang (Instep Yang); naoshu (Upper Arm Conveyor); jianyu (Collar Bone); jugu (Great Bone); dicang (Earth Granary); juliao (Stationary Crevice); chengqi (Receiving Tears)


Permanent link