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Acu-moxa chart: daimai (Belt Vessel), Chinese woodcut

  • Luo Shaoji
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The names of the acu-moxa locations of daimai (Belt Vessel) are inscribed on a human figure. Daimai is one of the Eight Extraordinary Channels (qi jing ba mai). Originating at jixie (a location in the side of the thorax corresponding to the cartilage of the 11th and 12th vertebrae), it runs around the waist like a belt, hence its name. For a list of point names, see 'Lettering'.

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Picture title: Daimai (Belt Vessel). Other lettering: Daimai; [point names:] wushu (Five Pivots); weidao (Linking Path); jingmen (Portal of the Capital)

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