The Yin Yang Shiyi Mai Jiujing (simplified Chinese: 阴阳十一脉灸经; traditional Chinese: 陰陽十一脈灸經; pinyin: Yīn Yáng Shíyī Mài Jiǔjīng), or Cauterization Canon of the Eleven Yin and Yang Vessels, is an ancient Chinese medical text that was excavated in 1973 from a Han-dynasty tomb in Mawangdui Han tombs site (Hunan province) that had been sealed in 168 BCE.[1] It was handcopied in seal script on the same sheet of silk as the Recipes for Fifty-Two Ailments and another text on cauterization during the Qin dynasty, around 215 BCE.[2] The text describes the pathways of eleven vessels or channels (mai 脉) inside the body, as well as the ailments associated with each vessel.[2] It contains many textual parallels with the later medical text known as the Lingshu, one extant version of the Huangdi Neijing.[3]
See also[edit]

Zubi Shiyi Mai Jiujing
Jinkui Yaolue
Wushi’er Bingfang


^ Harper 1998, pp. 14-15 and 23.
^ a b Harper 1998, p. 23.
^ Harper 1998, p. 24.


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


History of medicine in China


Bian Que (401–310 BCE)
Hua Tuo (140–208)
Zhang Zhongjing (150—219)
Huangfu Mi (215–282)
Dong Feng (c. 3rd century)
Ge Hong (283–343)
Sun Simiao (581–682)
Song Ci (1186–1249)
Wei Yilin (1277–1347)
Tan Yunxian (1461–1554)
Li Shizhen (1518–1593)

Medical texts

Compendium of Materia Medica
Huangdi Bashiyi Nanjing
Huangdi Neijing (Lingshu Jing
Jin Gui Yao Lue
Shanghan Lun
Shennong Ben Cao Jing
Wushi’er Bingfang
Yaoxing Lun
Yin Yang Shiyi Mai Jiujing
Zubi Shiyi Mai Jiujing