5th Element Living Meridian Chart TCM
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The photography uses lighting that accentuates the detail of the linework with respect to the surface anatomy and delicately portrays the contours of bone and muscle, so essential for accurate point location. In each image one side of the model is in anatomical pose, the other holds a modified stance to allow presentation of points such as HT-1, KI-1, LR-12. In many cases the pose also allows the meridians to be followed from beginning to end in one view.
Digital editing was used to correct and colorize the linework in this set of two 28''x40" charts (yin aspect and yang aspect), which has been labeled according to the WHO naming conventions. The precise coloring system conforms to classical five element theory. The chart also shows the Shu/Phase, Yuan-Source, Back-Shu, Front-Mu, Xi-Cleft and Luo-Connecting points. Detailed legends on the side panels provide additional information.
With its detail, careful attention to accuracy, and beauty of presentation, this chart uniquely justifies its place as teaching aid, study tool, or decoration. See also the Living Meridian Location Chart: Combined TCM & Zen Shiatsu and Living Meridian Location Chart: Zen Shiatsu.