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Treatment of acute pathologies, prepartum illness, lithograph


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Lithograph from Huitu shajing hebi (Illustrated Compendium of Acute Pathologies), published in 1911 (3rd year of the Xuantong reign period of the Qing dynasty). This is a specialised text dealing with shabing - a category of sudden, acute diseases. It contains descriptions of 44 conditions, each accompanied by an illustration. Taiqian sha (acute prepartum illness) is an illness affecting pregnant women. According to the text, it is particularly likely to harm the foetus. It is treated by needling the two taiyang (Great Yang) points, the danzhong (Chest Centre) point, the wrists, the popliteal fossa etc.


Picture title: Taiqian sha (acute prepartum illness). Other lettering: Needle both taiyang Great Yang) points. Needle both wrists. Needle the point in the popliteal fossa (tuiwanguo).



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Treatment of acute pathologies, prepartum illness, lithograph. Credit: Wellcome Collection. CC BY

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