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Acu-moxa chart: heart channel of hand shaoyin, Chinese

  • Luo Shaoji
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The names of the acu-moxa locations of the heart channel of hand shaoyin are inscribed on a human figure. The heart channel of hand shaoyin is one of the Twelve Channels. It originates at the jiquan (Bourne Spring), in the armpit, and terminates at the shaochong (Lesser Rushing) point, on the inside of the little finger. For a list of point names, see 'Lettering'.

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Picture title: Heart channel of hand shaoyin. Other lettering (point names): Xinshu (Heart Conveyor); jiquan (Bourne Spring); jingming (Eye Bright); ruzhong (Middle of the Breast); rugen (Root of the Breast); shaohai (Lesser Sea) lingdao (Spirit Path); tongli (Penetrating the Interior); yinxi (Yin Cleft); shenmen (Numinous Portal); shaofu (Lesser Palace); shaochong (Lesser Rushing)

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