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Medical name (in English) and abbreviation
Du Mai 23, GV23
Traditional Chinese characters:
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上星 ( shang xing / shàng xīng ) is composed of these characters*:
, 星 (xing)
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The modern (simplified) Chinese characters of shàng xīng 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
up | star | upper star
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