Photo, Print, Drawing Nei zhao tu 內照圖

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Title

  • Nei zhao tu

Other Title

  • 內照圖

Translated Title

  • Chart of the Organs Revealed by Inward Illumination.

Summary

  • This medical text shows the five major organs (heart, liver, spleen, lungs, and kidneys) and six minor organs (gall bladder, stomach, small intestines, large intestine, bladder, and triple heater meridian) of the human body, as defined in Chinese traditional medicine. The triple heater meridian is one of 12 basic meridians used in Chinese medicine to understand the functioning of the body. Also shown are other concepts from Chinese medicine, for example, the cinnabar field. In Taoist thought, the cinnabar field is the root of the human being, the place in the body where essence and spirit are stored. Located about ten centimeters below the navel, it is said to be the origin of the five breaths (wuqi).

Created / Published

  • [Place of publication not identified] : [Publisher not identified], [1800 to 1950]

Headings

  • -  China
  • -  1800 to 1950
  • -  Acupuncture points
  • -  Human physiology
  • -  Medicine, Chinese

Notes

  • -  Title devised, in English, by Library staff.
  • -  Original resource at: National Central Library.
  • -  Content in Chinese.
  • -  Description based on data extracted from World Digital Library, which may be extracted from partner institutions.
  • -  Title revised per Asian Division.--cc28 2023-01-06

Medium

  • 1 online resource.

Digital Id

Library of Congress Control Number

  • 2021668760

Online Format

  • compressed data
  • image

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Nei Zhao Tu. China, 1800. [Place of publication not identified: Publisher not identified, to 1950] Photograph. https://www.loc.gov/item/2021668760/.

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(1800) Nei Zhao Tu. China, 1800. [Place of publication not identified: Publisher not identified, to 1950] [Photograph] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2021668760/.

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Nei Zhao Tu. [Place of publication not identified: Publisher not identified, to 1950] Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2021668760/>.