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Acu-moxa chart: chongmai (Penetrating Vessel), woodcut


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Woodcut illustration, showing the acumoxa locations of chongmai (Penetrating Vessel) from Jingmai tu kao (Illustrated Study of the Channels), published in 1878 (4th year of the Guangxu period of the Qing dynasty). Chongmai is one of the Eight Extraordinary Channels (qi jing ba mai). Externally, it passes through the qijie (Path of Qi) area in the groin, comes into confluence with the kidney channel of foot shaoyin, and ascends along both sides of the torso. There are altogether 22 acu-moxa locations on this channel on both sides of the body (see 'Lettering' for list of point names).

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Picture title: Acu-moxa location chart of chongmai (Penetrating Vessel). Other lettering: Fu chong zhi mai (the channel that harbours rushing). [Acu-moxa locations:] Youmen (Hidden Portal); tonggu (Connecting Valley); yindu (Yin Metropolis); shiguan (Stone Pass); shangqu (Shang Bend); huangshu (Vitals Conveyor); zhongzhu (Middle Flow); siman (Four Fullnesses); qixue (Qi Cavern); dahe (Great Glory); henggu (Pubic Bone); huiyin (Convergence of Yin); jingkong (Essence Orifice); pomen (Portal of the Po Soul); jinkong (Sinew Orifice).

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