C19 Chinese MS moxibustion point chart: Quchi

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Acu-moxa point chart, showing the quchi (Pool at the Crook) point, from Chuanwu lingji lu (Record of Sovereign Teachings), by Zhang Youheng, a treatise on acu-moxa in two volumes. This work survives only in a manuscript draft, completed in 1869 (8th year of the Tongzhi reign period of the Qing dynasty). It is illustrated with 84 charts, finely executed in colour. The text states: The quchi point is found in the depression at the end of the cubital crease. It is located with the elbow flexed. It can be needled to a depth of 7 fen (1 fen [0.1 cun/Chinese proportional inch] = c. 0.3 cm), and moxibusted with three moxa cones. It is indicated for pain in the elbow and upper arm; one-sided paralysis after stroke; hemiplegia; paralysis of the upper limbs such that the patient is unable to raise the hands; inflammation of the throat (houbi) with wheezing and laboured breath; cold damage with unremitting shivering and fever; dry skin; tinea (fengxuan) and scabies (jielai), etc. Painting on bamboo paper. 14.5 cm high x 9 cm wide.


Caption: Quchi (Pool at the Crook) point


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