Zubi Shiyi Mai Jiujing

The Zubi Shiyi Mai Jiujing (simplified Chinese: 足臂十一脉灸经; traditional Chinese: 足臂十一脈灸經; pinyin: Zúbì Shíyī Mài Jiǔjīng), or Cauterization Canon of the Eleven Vessels of the Foot and Forearm, is an ancient Chinese medical text that was excavated in 1973 from a tomb in Mawangdui Han tombs site that was sealed in 168 BCE, under the Han Dynasty.[1] It was handcopied in seal script around 215 BCE, under the Qin Dynasty, on the same sheet of silk as a longer medical text called Recipes for Fifty-Two Ailments.[2] The Cauterization Canon describes the path of eleven vessels or channels (mai 脉) inside the body and explains how to perform cauterization to treat the ailments associated with each vessel.[2]

See also


  1. Harper 1998, pp. 14-15 and 23.
  2. 1 2 Harper 1998, p. 23.


  • Harper, Donald J. (1998), Early Chinese Medical Literature: The Mawangdui Medical Manuscripts, London and New York: Kegan Paul International, ISBN 0-7103-0582-6 .
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