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Acu-moxa chart: dumai (Governor Vessel), Chinese woodcut

  • Luo Shaoji
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The names of the acu-moxa locations of dumai (Governor Vessel) are inscribed on a human figure. Dumai is one of the Eight Extraordinary Channels (qi jing ba mai). It originates at the changqiang (Long Strength) point, at the end of the coccyx, and terminates at the yinjiao (Gum Intersection) point, inside the lips. For a list of point names, see 'Lettering'.

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Picture title: Dumai (Governor Vessel). Other lettering (point names): Huiyang (Convergence of Yang); huiyin (Convergence of Yin); changqiang (Long Strength); yaoshu (Lumbar Conveyor); yangguan (Yang Pass); mingmen (Portal of Life); xuanshu (Suspended Pivot); jizhong (Centre of the Spine); tianshu (Middle Pivot); jinsuo (Sinew Contraction); zhiyang (Reaching Yang); lingtai (Spirit Terrace); shendao (Numinous Path); shenzhu (Body Pillar); taodao (Ceramic Path); dazhui (Great Vertebra); yamen (Portal of Muteness)

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