Paediatric massage (tuina) chart, back of hand and arm
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Woodcut illustration from a volume dated 1817 (22nd year of the Jiaqing reign period of the Qing dynasty). This chart provides a clear introduction to paediatric massage (tuina, 'push and pull') of the back of the hand and forearm. It is accompanied by succinct explanations of massage techniques for reinforcing (bu), purging (xie), warming (wen), and cooling (liang).
Picture title: Massage chart for the back of the hand and arm Other lettering: Hukou (tiger's mouth - area between thumb and index finger); hegu (Uniting Bone); wailaogong (Outer Palace of Toil); houxi (Back Stream); yangchi (Yang Pool). For boys, massage from here to the Three Passes (san guan) to warm and reinforce. For girls, massage from here to the Three Passes (san guan) to cool and purge.