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Acu-moxa chart: Small intestine channel of hand taiyang


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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 small intestine channel of hand taiyang is one of the Twelve Channels. It originates at the shaoze (Lesser Marsh) point on the outer edge of the hand and terminates at the tinggong (Palace of Hearing) point on the face. There are 18 acu-moxa locations on this channel on either side of the body, i.e. 36 altogether. For list of point names, see 'Lettering'.

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Shaoze (Lesser Marsh); qiangu (Front Valley); houxi (Back Stream); wangu (Wrist Bone); yanggu (Yang Valley); yanglao (Support the Aged); zhizheng (Branch of the Upright); xiaohai (Small Sea); jianzhen (Shoulder True); naoshu (Upper Arm Conveyor), tianzong (Celestial Ancestor); bingfeng (Grasping the Wind)

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