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Channels and points of the side of the torso, general chart

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Woodcut illustration from an edition of 1763 (28th year of the Qianlong reign period of the Qing dynasty), showing the paths of the Channels and distribution of the acu-moxa locations of the side of the torso. The lines represent the kidney channel of foot shaoyin, the liver channel of foot jueyin, the stomach channel of foot yangming, the spleen channel of foot taiyin, the gall bladder channel of foot shaoyang, the sanjiao (Triple Burner) channel of hand shaoyang and the Heart Envelope (xinbao, pericardium) channel of hand jueyin.

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Picture title: General chart of the side of the torso. Other lettering (channels and points): Foot shaoyin [channel]; shufu (Conveyor Mansion); foot jueyin [channel]; foot yangming [channel]; tianshu (Celestial Pivot); qimen (Portal of Times); tianchi (Celestial Pool); foot taiyin [channel]; riyue (Sun and Moon); dabao (Great Wrapping); foot shaoyang [channel]; huantiao (Jumping Circle); juliao (Stationary Crevice); jingmen (Portal of the Capital); jianjing (Shoulder Well); hand shaoyang [channel]; waiguan (Outer Pass); hand jueyin [channel]; qishu; quanjian; wu hu (Five Tigers)

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