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Acu-moxa chart: Liver channel in the thorax and abdomen


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Woodblock illustration from a work on 'Chinese' medicine by the 18th century Japanese physician Hara Masakatsu, published in 1807 (4th year of the Bunkwa era). The liver channel of foot jueyin is one of the Twelve Channels. This channel ascends via the inner thigh. One section runs through the pubic region into the lower abdomen and continues upwards through the diaphragm; another section terminates in the costal region. For a list of points located in the thorax and abdomen, see 'Lettering'.

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Jimai (Urgent Pulse); chongmen (Rushing Portal); fushe (Official Lodge); qugu (Curved Bone); zhongji (Middle Pole); guanyuan (Pass to the Origin); zhangmen (Completion Portal); qimen (Portal of Times) [Acu-moxa locations]

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