Ivory anatomical figure showing 'qi' points

Made:
1800-1920 in Japan
maker:
Unknown

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Ivory anatomical figure showing the Qi channels, Japanese, 1800-1920

The anatomical figure shows the qi (chi) points on the body. In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) qi is the energy or life force that flows through meridians, or channels, in the body. When qi becomes blocked, disease and illness follow. Acupuncture or massage are thought to unblock the meridians.

Details

Category:
Asian Medicine
Object Number:
A642981
Materials:
complete, ivory and paint
Measurements:
overall (with stand): 100 mm x 35 mm x 60 mm,
type:
anatomical figure
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • tools & equipment
  • medical demonstration equipment
credit:
Loan, Wellcome Trust