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Gan zi wu sequence in the points of the yang 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 yang channels, i.e. the sanjiao (Triple Burner) channel of hand shaoyang, the large intestine channel of hand yangming, the bladder channel of foot taiyang, the stomach channel of foot yangming and the gall bladder channel of foot shaoyang.


Picture title: Diagram of gan zi wu cycle [in] yang [channels]. Other lettering: Jing (well), geng metal. At ren zi, Qi is received at guanchong (Rushing Pass). Gall bladder [channel] qiaoyin; small intestine [channel] shaoze (Lesser Marsh); stomach [channel] lidui (Sharp Opening); large intestine [channel] shangyang (Shang Yang); bladder [channel] zhiyin (Reaching Yin) [acupoint]. Ying (surging), ren water. At jia shen, Qi is received at yemen (Fluid Portal). Small intestine [channel] qiangu (Front Valley); stomach [channel] (Inner Courtyard); large intestine [channel] er jian (Second Belt); bladder [channel] tonggu (Connecting Valley); gall bladder [channel] xiaxi (Clamped Stream) [acupoint]. Shu (conveyor), jia wood. At bing wu, Qi is received at zhongzhu (Central Islet); stomach [channel] xiangu (Sunken Valley); large intestine [channel] sanjian (Third Belt); bladder [channel] jinggu (Capital Bone); gall bladder [channel] linqi (Close to Tears); small intestine [channel] houxi (Back Stream) [acupoint]. […]


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