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TABLE OF CONTENTS

Translators’ Preface, iii


Foreword by Gao Bao–heng, xiii
Preface by Huang–fu Mi, xv

BOOK ONE

Chapter One Treatise on Essence, Spirit, & the Five Viscera, 1


Chapter Two The Five Viscera, Five Changes, & Five Transporting Points, 4
Chapter Three The Five Viscrea & Six Bowels, Yin & Yang, Exterior & Interior, 5
Chapter Four The Five Viscera, Six Bowels, & the Sense Organs, 6
Chapter Five The Sizes of the Five Viscera & Reflections of the Six Bowels, 7
Chapter Six The Twelve Source Points, 11
Chapter Seven The Twelve Channels & the Twelve Great Waters, 11
Chapter Eight The Four Seas, 13
Chapter Nine Breathing Vis–à–vis the Fifty Circuits (of Qi) Around the Body, The Four
Seasons, The Divisions of the Day, & Moments of Time of the
Dripping (Clepsydra), 14
Chapter Ten Constructive Qi, 16
Chapter Eleven Constructive, Defensive, & the Triple Burner, 17
Chapter Twelve Yin & Yang, Clear & Turbid, Essence & Qi, Fluid & Humor, Blood &
Vessels, 19
Chapter Thirteen The Five Outlets (Bie) of the Fluids & Humors, 20
Chapter Fourteen Peculiar Evils (Qi Xie) & the Blood Connecting Vessels, 21
Chapter Fifteen The Five (Facial) Colors, 22
Chapter Sixteen Twenty–five Yin & Yang Types of Humans With Different Form &
Disposition, Qi & Blood, 25

BOOK TWO

Chapter One The Twelve Channels, Their Connecting Vessels & Branches (Part 1), 39
The Twelve Channels, Their Connecting Vessels & Branches (Part 2), 47
Chapter Two The Eight Extraordinary Vessels, 55
Chapter Three On the Measurements of the Vessels, 58
Chapter Four Ends & Origins of the Twelve Channels, 58
Chapter Five Roots & Terminations of the Channels, 60

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Chapter Six Channel Sinews, 62


Chapter Seven Measurements of the Bones & Intestines and Capacites of the Stomach &
Intestines, 66

BOOK THREE

Chapter One Seven Points Located on the Head Directly Above the Nose at the Front
Hairline & Located Laterally to Head Corner (Tou Wei, St 8) on the
Head, 77
Chapter Two Eight Points on the Head Directly Above the Nose Located Along the
Governing Vessel from One Cun Posterior to the Hairline to Wind
Mansion (Feng Fu, GV 16), 78
Chapter Three Ten Points on the Head Along the Governing Vessel & One Cun & Five Fen
Lateral to It as Far Back as Jade Pillow (Yu Zhen, Bl 9), 78
Chapter Four Ten Points on the Head Directly Above the Eye Located Five Fen from the
Hairline Back to Brain Hollow (Nao Kong, GB 19), 79
Chapter Five Twelve Points on the Head & Around the Auricle Extending Back to
Completion Bone (Wan Gu, GB 12), 79
Chapter Six Five Points on the Head Along the Hairline Running Laterally from the
Midline, 80
Chapter Seven Eleven Points on the Back Along the Governing Vessel from the First
Vertebra Down to the End of the Coccyx, 80
Chapter Eight Forty-Two Points on the Back Located One Cun, Five Fen Lateral to Either
Side of the Spine from the First Vertebrae Down to the Last Vertebra,
82
Chapter Nine Twenty-Six Points on the Back Located Bilaterally from Three Cun Lateral
to the Spine from the Second to the Twenty–First Vertebra, 84
Chapter Ten Thirty-Nine Points on the Face, 85
Chapter Eleven Twenty Points Anterior & Posterior to the Auricles, 87
Chapter Twelve Seventeen Points on the Neck, 88
Chapter Thirteen Twenty-Eight Points on the Shoulders, 89
Chapter Fourteen Seven Points on the Chest Located from Celestial Chimney (Tian Tu)
Downward Along the Conception Vessel to Center Palace (Zhong
Ting), 90
Chapter Fifteen Twelve Points on the Chest Located Two Cun Bilateral to the Conception
Vessel from Shu Mansion (Shu Fu) Down to Corridor Walk (Bu
Lang), 90
Chapter Sixteen Twelve Points on the Chest from Qi Door (Qi Hu) Two Cun Lateral to
Transport Mansion (Shu Fu) Down to Breast Root (Ru Gen), 91
Chapter Seventeen Twelve Points on the Chest Located from Cloud Gate (Yun Men) Two Cun
Lateral to Qi Door (Qi Hu) Down to Food Duct (Shi Dou), 92
Chapter Eighteen Eight Points Below the Axilla in the Lateral Costal Region, 92
Chapter Nineteen Fifteen Points on the Abdomen Located from Turtledove Tail (Jiu Wei)
Downward Along the Conception Vessel to Meeting of Yin (Hui Yin),
93
Chapter Twenty Twenty-Two Points on the Abdomen Located From Dark Gate (You Men)
Half a Cun Bilateral to Great Tower Gate (Ju Que) Down Along the
Penetrating Vessel to Pubic Bone (Heng Gu), 94
Chapter Twenty-One Twenty-Four Points on the Abdomen from Not Contained (Bu Rong) One

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Cun & Five Fen Lateral to Dark Gate (You Men) Down to Surging Qi
(Qi Chong), 95
Chapter Twenty-Two Fourteen Points on the Abdomen From Cycle Gate (Qi Men) Directly
Below the Breast One Cun & Five Fen Lateral to Not Contained (Bu
Rong) Down to Surging Gate (Chong Men), 96
Chapter Twenty-Three Twelve Points on the Abdomen from Camphorwood Gate (Zhang Men)
Down to Squatting Bone Hole (Ju Liao), 97
Chapter Twenty-Four Eighteen Points of the Hand Tai Yin on the Arm, 98
Chapter Twenty-Five Sixteen Points of the Hand Jue Yin Heart–Governor, on the Arm, 99
Chapter Twenty-Six Sixteen Points of the Hand Shao Yin on the Arm, 100
Chapter Twenty-Seven Twenty-Eight Points of the Hand Yang Ming on the Arm, 101
Chapter Twenty-Eight Twenty-Four Points of the Hand Shao Yang on the Arm, 103
Chapter Twenty-Nine Sixteen Points of the Hand Tai Yang on the Arm, 104
Chapter Thirty Twenty-Two Points of the Foot Tai Yin (From the Foot) Through the Thigh, 105
Chapter Thirty-One Twenty-Two Points of the Foot Jue Yin (From the Foot) Up Though the
Thigh, 106
Chapter Thirty-Two Twenty Points of the Foot Shao Yang Through the Thigh Including the Yin
Motility & Yin Linking Vessels, 107
Chapter Thirty-Three Thirty Points of the Foot Yang Ming From the Foot Through the Thigh, 108
Chapter Thirty-Four Twenty-Eight Points of the Foot Shao Yang From the Foot Through the
Thigh Inclusive of Four Points of the Yang Linking Channel, 109
Chapter Thirty-Five Thirty-Four Points of the Foot Tai Yang From the Foot Through the Thigh
Including The Six Points of the Yang Motility, 111

BOOK FOUR

Chapter One Pulses (Part 1), 119


Pulses (Part 2), 123
Pulses (Part 3), 126
Chapter Two Pathological Manifestation & Pulse Diagnosis (Part 1), 132
Pathological Manifestation & Pulse Diagnosis (Part 2), 135
Chapter Three Three Positions with Nine Indicators, 138

BOOK FIVE

Chapter One Prohibitions of Acumoxatherapy (Part 1), 155


Prohibitions of Acumoxatherapy (Part 2), 160
Chapter Two The Nine Types of Needles, The Nine Affections, The Twelve Needling
Manipulations, The Five Needling Methods, & The Five Evils, 162
Chapter Three Cross Needling, 167
Chapter Four Needling Techniques, 171
Chapter Five Consummate Needling, 176
Chapter Six Natural Needling, Abnormality & Normality, 180
Chapter Seven External Assessment & Suspending, and Stopping the Needle in
Puncturing, 182

BOOK SIX

Chapter One Great Treatise on the Eight Orientations, Eight Vacuities, & Eight Winds, 193

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Chapter Two Great Treatise on the Favorable & Unfavorable (Conditions), Root &
Branch of Disease, Physiographic Characteristics, and
Configurations & Orientations, 195
Chapter Three Great Treatise on the Five Viscera & Six Bowels, Vacuity & Repletion, 197
Chapter Four Great Treatise on Yin & Yang, Clearness & Turbidity, and Order/
Discipline & Counterflow/Chaos, 202
Chapter Five Great Treatise on Bandit Winds & Evil Qi During the Four Seasons, 203
Chapter Six Great Treatise on the Internal & External Examina-tions of the Form (i.e.,
Classifications of) the Old & Young, the Thin & Fat, and Serenity in
the Morning but Worsening in the Night, 204
Chapter Seven Great Treatise on Yin & Yang, 208
Chapter Eight Great Treatise on Dreams Produced by a Positive Evil Assailing the
Interior, 211
Chapter Nine Great Treatise on the Propensities of the Five Flavors & Diseases of the
Five Viscera, 211
Chapter Ten Great Treatise on the Transmission of Disease Among the Five Viscera, 215
Chapter Eleven Great Treatise on Long Life & Premature Death as Diagnosed Through
Examination of the Form, Disease Signs, and Whether or Not Pain
Can Be Endured, 219
Chapter Twelve Great Treatise on the Waxing & Waning of Form & Qi, 221

BOOK SEVEN

Chapter One Cold Damage & Febrile Disease Due to Affliction of the Six Channels
(Part 1), 239
Cold Damage & Febrile Disease Due to Affliction of the Six Channels
(Part Two), 244
Cold Damage & Febrile Disease Due to Affliction of the Six Channels
(Part 3), 251
Chapter Two Disease of the Foot Yang Ming Vessel Producing Fever & Manic Walking,
255
Chapter Three Yin Debility Producing Heat Inversion, Yang Debility Producing Cold
Inversion, 257
Chapter Four Contraction of Cold Dampness in Wind Stroke of the Tai Yang Producing
Tetany, 260
Chapter Five Mutual Suppression of Yin & Yang Producing Three Types of Nue, 262

BOOK EIGHT

Chapter One On the Transmission of Disease Among the Five Viscera Producing Cold
& Heat (Part 1), 293
On the Transmission of Disease Among the Five Viscera Producing Cold
& Heat (Part 2), 296
Chapter Two Contraction of Disease Within the Channels & Connecting Vessels
Entering the Intestines & Stomach Resulting in Accumulations in
the Five Viscera Which in Turn Produce Deep–Lying Beam, Inverted
Cup Surging, Fat Qi, Glomus Qi & Running Piglet, 301
Chapter Three Distentions of the Five Viscera & Six Bowels, 306
Chapter Four Water (Swelling), Skin Distention, Drum Distention, Intestinal
Mushroom & Stone Conglomeration, 309

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Chapter Five Kidney Wind Producing Wind Water Puffy Facial Swelling, 311

BOOK NINE

Chapter One Great Cold Penetrating into the Bone Marrow or Yang Counterflow
Producing Headache (with Appendices on Pain in the
Submandibular Region & the Nape of the Neck), 325
Chapter Two Intrusion of Cold Qi into the Five Viscera & Six Bowels Producing Sudden
Heart Pain, Chest Bi, Heart Shan, & Three Worms, 326
Chapter Three Evils in the Lung Causing Disease in the Five Viscera & Six Bowels
Producing an Ascending Counterflow of Qi & Cough, 328
Chapter Four The Liver Contracts Disease and the Defensive Qi Lodges & Accumulates
Producing Fullness & Pain in the Chest & the Lateral Costal Regions,
331
Chapter Five Evils in the Heart, Gallbladder, & Other Viscera & Bowels Producing
Sorrow, Apprehension, Sighing, Bitter Taste in the Mouth,
Melancholy, and Susceptibility to Fright, 333
Chapter Six Loss of Use of the Four Limbs Due to the Spleen Contracting Disease, 335
Chapter Seven Contraction of Disease by the Spleen, Stomach, & Large Intestine
Producing Abdominal Distention & Fullness, Rumbling of the
Intestines, and Shortage of Qi, 335
Chapter Eight Contraction of Disease by the Kidney & the Small Intestine Producing
Abdominal Distention & Lumbago Sending a Dragging (Discomfort)
to the Upper Back & Lower Abdomen and a Dragging Pain to the
Testicles, 339
Chapter Nine Contraction of Disease by the Triple Heater & Urinary Bladder Producing
Swelling in the Lower Abdomen & Difficult Urination, 343
Chapter Ten Internal Blockage & Constriction of the Triple Heater, Causing Inability to
Urinate or Defecate, 344
Chapter Eleven Stirring in the Vessel of the Jue Yin and Constant Joy & Anger Causing Tui
Shan, Enuresis & Dribbling Urinary Blockage, 344
Chapter Twelve Stirring in the Vessel of the Foot Tai Yang Causing Piles & Prolapse of the
Rectum in the Lower (Part of the Body), 347

BOOK TEN

Chapter One The Contraction of Disease by Yin Causing Bi (Part 1), 357
The Contraction of Disease by Yin Causing Bi (Part 2), 360
Chapter Two The Contraction of Disease by Yang Producing Wind (Part 1), 363
The Contraction of Disease by Yang Producing Wind (Part 2), 367
Chapter Three Contraction of Disease by the Eight Hollows Causing Hypertonicity, 371
Chapter Four Heat in the Five Viscera Causing Atony, 372
Chapter Five Stirring in the Hand Tai Yin, Yang Ming, Tai Yang, & Shao Yang Vessels
Causing Pain in the Shoulders, Upper Back, Region Anterior to the
Shoulders, & Upper Arm, and the Shoulders Painful as if Being
Pulled Up, 374
Chapter Six Water & Beverage Failing to Disperse Producing Rheum, 375

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BOOK ELEVEN

Chapter One Cold in the Chest Producing a Regularly Interrupted Pulse, 383
Chapter Two Yang Inversion & Great Fright Producing Mania & Epilepsy, 383
Chapter Three Sagging of the Yang Vessel with the Yin Vessels Ascending in Contention
Producing Cadaverous Inversion, 388
Chapter Four Chaotic Qi in the Intestines & Stomach Producing Sudden Turmoil
Resulting in Vomiting & Diarrhea, 388
Chapter Five Vessel Disease of the Foot Tai Yin & Jue Yin Causing Duck–Stool Diarrhea
& Dysentery, 389
Chapter Six Spillage of Qi of the Five (Grains) Causing Pure Heat Wasting Thirst &
Jaundice, 391
Chapter Seven Unwise Lifestyle Damaging the Internal & External Causing Profuse
Bleeding in the Center, Static Blood, and Vomiting & Spitting of
Blood, 392
Chapter Eight Gathering of Evil Qi in the Lower Venter Producing Internal Yong, 394
Chapter Nine Cold Qi Intrudes Upon the Channels & Connecting Vessels Producing
Yong & Ju; Wind Develops Producing Pestilential Wind & Infiltrating
Sores (Part 1), 395
Cold Qi Intrudes Upon the Channels & Connecting Vessels Producing
Yong & Ju; Wind Develops Producing Pestilential Wind & Infiltrating
Sores (Part 2), 396

BOOK TWELVE

Chapter One Yawning, Retching, Sobbing, Shivering with Cold, Belching, Sneezing,
Drooping, Tearing, Sighing, Drooling, Ringing in the Ear, Tongue–bit-
ing, Poor Memory, & Constant Hunger, 411
Chapter Two Intrusion of Cold Qi upon the Epiglottis Producing Loss of Voice &
Inability to Speak, 415
Chapter Three Insomnia, Loss of Eyesight, Somnolence, Disturbed Sleep, Inability to Lie
Supine, Torpidity of the Flesh, Noise in Breathing & Dyspnea, 416
Chapter Four Stirring in the Vessels of the Foot Tai Yang, Yang Ming & the Hand Shao
Yang Producing Eye Disorders, 418
Chapter Five Stirring of the Hand Tai Yang & Shao Yang Causing Disorders of the Ear,
421
Chapter Six Stirring in the Vessels of the Hand & Foot Yang Ming Producing Oral &
Dental Disorders, 422
Chapter Seven Blood Spillage Producing Nose Bleed (With Appendices on Runny Snivel
Disorders and Polyp), 424
Chapter Eight Stirring in the Vessels of the Hand & Foot Yang Ming & Shao Yang Produc
ing Throat Bi & Sore Throat, 425
Chapter Nine Qi Binding Producing Tumor & Goiter, 426
Chapter Ten Miscellaneous Disorders in Females, 426
Chapter Eleven Miscellaneous Disorders in Children, 429

General Index, 439


Point Number Index, 457
Pin Yin Point Name Index, 463
English Point Name Index, 469

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