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Acu-moxa chart: yinqiao mai (Yin Heel Vessel), Chinese

  • Luo Shaoji
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The names of the acu-moxa locations of yinqiao mai (Yin Heel Vessel) are inscribed on the figure of a child. Yinqiao mai is one of the Eight Extraordinary Channels (qi jing ba mai). Originating at the zhaohai (Shining Sea) point behind the navicular bone of the foot (rangu), it runs upwards through the inner ankle and along the inside of the lower limbs, into the genital region, and up through the thoracic cavity to the clavicular fossa (quepen, Broken Basin). Continuing its ascent, it emerges in front of the renying (Human Welcome) point, beside the Adam's Apple, then travels through the cheekbone to the eye socket, where it comes into confluence with the taiyang channel and yinqiao mai (Yin Heel Vessel). Points on this channel include zhaohai (Shining Sea) and jiaoxin (Exchange Belief).

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Picture title:Yinqiao mai (Yin Heel Vessel). Other lettering (point names): Zhaohai (Shining Sea); jiaoxin (Exchange Belief); quepen (Broken Basin); jingming (Eye Bright); tongziliao (Pupil Crevice)

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