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Medical name (in English) and abbreviation
Du Mai 26, GV26
Traditional Chinese characters:
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人中 ( ren zhong / rén zhōng ) is composed of these characters*:
, 中 (zhong)
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The modern (simplified) Chinese characters of rén zhōng are identical with the traditional characters displayed above. In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), traditional Chinese characters are normally used to designate the points.
The Governing Vessel (Du Mai)
Meaning of of this acupuncture point's individual characters as well as interpretation of the entire term in context with TCM
man | center | center of the man | "GV26 is also named 水溝 (shŭi gōu)"
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