Channel Pathways ACR class 9 Hand Taiyin Lung Channel The Lung primary channel connects with the Stomach, Large Intestine, and Lung. ascends to the throat a branch separates from LU-7 and travels to the tip of the index finger at L.I.-1 originates in the middle jiao and descends to the Large Intestine Lung: from LU-7 the luo-connectingchannel travels to the palm and thenar eminence. The Lung divergent channel ascends across the throat connects with the Lung and dispersesin the Large Intestine THE LUNG SINEW CHANNEL emerges in the region of ST-12 and travels laterally to the shoulder, anterior to L.I.-15, originates on the thumb at LU-11 returns to the ST-12 region and descends into the chest,spreads over the diaphragm and converges in the region of the floating ribs. Hand Yangming Large Intestine Channel passes through SI-12 to DU-14 The Large Intestine primary channel connects with the Large Intestine & Lung. connects withthe Lung anddescends to theLarge Intestine descends to the lower he-seapoint of the Large Intestine at ST-37 Large Intestine: from L.I.-6 the luo-connecting channel travels to the jaw, teeth and ear. The Large Intestine Divergent channel travels medially to the spinal column,descends to the thorax, breast, Lung and Large Intestine and ascends along the throat The Large Intestine sinew channel crosses over the top of the head toconnect with the opposite mandiblebinds at the side of the nose attaches to theupper thoracic spine begins at the tip of the index finger at L.I.-1 Foot Yangming Stomach Channel The Stomach primary channel connects with the following zangfu: Stomach and Spleen. meets with BL-1, L.I.-20, DU-26, DU-28, REN-24, GB-3, GB-6, GB-5, GB-4, DU-24 and DU-14 meets with the Conception vessel at REN-13 and REN-12 a branch connectswith the middle toe a branch connects withthe big toe at SP-1 THE STOMACH LUO-CONNECTING CHANNEL • originates on the lateral side of the lower leg at ST-40, • travels to the medial aspect of the lower leg to join with the Spleen channel, • ascends to the nape of the neck where it converges with the other yang channels, • then travels internally to terminate at the throat. THE STOMACH DIVERGENT CHANNEL • branches from the primary channel in the thigh, • ascends and enters the abdomen, • travels to the Stomach and disperses in the Spleen, • ascends to penetrate the Heart, • ascends along the esophagus and emerges at the mouth, • continues along the nose to connect with the eye and then unites with the primary Stomach channel. The Stomach sinew channel joins with the Bladder sinew channel to form a muscular net around the eye binds in front of the ear binds at the hip and connects with the spine binds above the genitals begins on the middle three toes Foot Taiyin Spleen Channel The Spleen primary channel connects with the following zangfu: Spleen, Stomach, Heart. spreads over the lower surface of the tongue passes through GB-24, LIV-14 and LU-1 links with the Heart intersects the Conception vessel at REN-3, REN-4and REN-10 at 8 cun superior to the medialmalleolus, crosses and then runsanterior to the Liver channel enters the Spleen andconnects with the Stomach THE SPLEEN LUO-CONNECTING CHANNEL • originates at Gongsun SP-4, • connects with Stomach channel, • enters the abdomen and connects with the intestines and Stomach. THE SPLEEN DIVERGENT CHANNEL • branches from the primary channel in the middle of the anterior thigh, • follows the Stomach divergent channel to the throat where it penetrates the tongue. The Spleen sinew channel binds at the ribs and spreads inthe chest adheres to the spine converges at the genitalsand binds at the umbilicus begins at SP-1 Hand Shaoyin Heart Channel The Heart primary channel connects with the following zangfu: Heart, Lung and Small Intestine. ascends alongside the esophagus, crosses the face and cheek and connects with the tissues surrounding the eye originates in the Heart, emerges from the blood vessels surrounding the Heart, enters the Lung and emerges from the axilla descends to connect with the Small Intestine THE HEART LUOCONNECTING CHANNEL separates from the Heart channel at HE-5 and connects with the Small Intestine channel, follows the Heart channel to the Heart zang then continues to the root of the tongue and the eye. The Heart divergent channelseparates from the primary channel at the axilla, connects with the Heart,connects with the Small Intestine channel at the inner canthus The Heart sinew channel enters the axilla, intersects the Lung sinew channel and travels medially across the breast region to the center of the chest, terminates atthe umbilicus originates at the radial aspect of the little finger Hand Taiyang Small Intestine Channel The Small Intestine primary channel connects with the following zangfu: Heart, Stomach and Small Intestine. meets the LargeIntestine channelat L.I.-14 meets withGB-1, SJ20,SJ-22, GB-11and BL-1 descendsthrough ST-12, then throughthe Heart, Stomach and Small Intestine begins on the ulnarside of the little fingerand ascends along theulnar side of the arm descends to thelower he-seapoint of theSmall Intestine atST-39 The Small Intestine luoconnecting channel separates from the Small Intestine channel at SI-7 and connects with the Heart channel, connects with the shoulder at L.I.15 The Small Intestine divergent channel separates from the primary channel at the shoulder, enters the axilla, crosses the Heart and descends to the abdomen where it connects with the Small Intestine The Small Intestine sinew channel binds at the mastoid process, the mandible,the outer canthus and corner of the heada sub-branch enters the ear surrounds the scapula originates on the dorsum of the little finger Foot Taiyang Urinary Bladder Channel The Bladder primary channel connects with the following zangfu: Kidneys, Bladder. enters the brain and then meets with DU-17, DU-14 and DU-13 meets with GB-30 connects with the Kidneysand links with the Bladder meets with DU20, DU-24 and GB-15 meets with GB-7, GB8, GB-9, GB-10, GB11 and GB-12 THE BLADDER LUO-CONNECTING CHANNEL separates from the primary channel at BL58 and connects with the Kidney channel. THE BLADDER DIVERGENT CHANNEL diverges from the primary channel in the popliteal fossa and ascends to a point five cun inferior to the sacrum, then winds round the anus, connecting with the Bladder and dispersing in the Kidneys, ascends alongside the spine and disperses in the cardiac region, then emerges at the neck to rejoin the Bladder primary channel. The Bladder sinew channel penetrates to bind at the root of the tonguebinds at the cheekbone and the bridge of the nose binds at the lateral and medial aspect of the popliteal fossa begins at BL-67 Foot Shaoyin Kidney Channel The Kidney primary channel connects with the following zangfu: Kidney, Bladder, Liver, Lung, Heart. meets with REN-3, REN-4 and REN-7 ascends through the Liver and diaphragm, enters the Lung, joins with the Heart and links with the Pericardium channel and REN-17 threads through the spine, enters the Kidney and connects with the Bladder meets with DU-1 intersects the Spleen channel at SP-6 begins beneath the little toe THE KIDNEY LUO-CONNECTING CHANNEL • begins at KID-4 on the posterior aspect of the medial malleolus, • encircles the heel and enters internally to connect with the Bladder channel, • ascends along with the Kidney primary channel from KID-4 to a point below the Pericardium where it travels posteriorly to and spreads into the lumbar vertebrae. THE KIDNEY DIVERGENT CHANNEL • separates from the Kidney primary channel in the popliteal fossa, • intersects the Bladder divergent channel on the thigh, • ascends to connect with the Kidneys, • crosses the Girdling vessel in the region of the second lumbar vertebra, • ascends to the root of the tongue, • continues upwards to emerge at the nape of the neck and converge with the Bladder primary channel. The Kidney sinew channel binds at the occipital bone ascends the inner aspect of the spine binds at the genitals begins beneath the little toe Hand Jueyin Pericardium Channel The Pericardium primary channel connects with the following zangfu: Sanjiao. originates in thecenter of the chest andconnects with the Pericardium descends through thediaphragm passing throughthe upper, middle and lower jiao a branch followsthe radial side ofthe ring finger to its tip THE PERICARDIUM LUOCONNECTING CHANNEL• begins at P-6,• ascends along with the Pericardium primary channel to the Pericardium and then connects with the Heart. THE PERICARDIUM DIVERGENT CHANNEL• separates from the primary channel on the arm, at the level of a point below the axilla and 3 cun inferior to GB-22,• enters the chest and communicates with the three jiao,• a branch ascends across the throat and emerges behind the ear to converge with the Sanjiao channel. The Pericardium sinew channel disperses in thechest and bindsat the diaphragm disperses over the anterior and posterior aspects of the ribs originates at the tip of the middle finger Hand Shaoyang Sanjiao Channel connects with SI12, BL-11, DU-14 and GB-21 connects with GB11, GB-6, GB-5, GB-4, GB-14, SI18, SI-19, GB-3 and GB-1 descends to connect with the lower hesea point of the Sanjiao at BL39 disperses at REN-17, connects with the Pericardium and descends viaREN-12 through the upper, middle and lower jiao The Sanjiao primary channel connects with the following zangfu: Sanjiao (upper, middle & lower), Pericardium. THE SANJIAO LUO-CONNECTING CHANNEL • separates from the Sanjiao primary channel at SJ-5, • proceeds up the posterior aspect of the arm and over the shoulder, converging with the Pericardium channel in the chest. THE SANJIAO DIVERGENT CHANNEL • separates from the primary channel on the head and branches to the vertex, • descends into the supraclavicular fossa and across the three jiao, dispersing in the chest. The Sanjiao sinew channel branches to the outer canthus and binds at the corner of the forehead begins at the ulnar side of the ring finger links with the root of the tongue Foot Shaoyang Gall Bladder Channel meets with SJ-17, SI-19, ST-7, BL-1 and ST-9, and passes close to ST-5 and ST-6 begins near the outer canthus at GB-1meets with SJ-22, SJ-20 and ST-8 meets with SJ15, DU-14, BL11, SI-12 and ST12 encircles the genitals, enters deeply and emerges on the sacrum The Gall Bladder primary channel connects with the following zangfu: Gall Bladder and Liver. enters thesupraclavicular fossa and meets with P-1 connects with the Liver and Gall Bladder descends through points BL-31 to BL-34 and to DU-1 and then emerges at GB-30 a branch separates from GB-41 and meetsthe Liver channel on the big toe THE GALL BLADDER LUOCONNECTING CHANNEL • separates from the primary channel at GB-37, • connects with the Liver channel, • descends and disperses over the dorsum of the foot. THE GALL BLADDER DIVERGENT CHANNEL • diverges from the primary channel on the thigh, • converges with the Liver divergent at the pubic hairline, • enters the flank between the lower ribs, • connects with the GB and Liver, • crosses the Heart and esophagus, • emerges at the jaw, disperses in the face, connects with the eye and rejoins the GB primary channel at the outer canthus. The Gall Bladder sinew channel meets with its bilateral counterpart at the vertex binds at the side of the nose and the outer canthus a branch links with the breast a branch binds at the sacrum begins at the fourth toe Foot Jueyin Liver Channel The Liver primary channel connects with the following zangfu: Liver, Gall Bladder, Lung, Stomach. ascends to the vertex to meet with DU-20 ascends along the neck and throat to the nasopharynx and the tissues surrounding the eye curves around the Stomach, enters the Liver and connects with the Gall Bladder meets with REN-2, REN-3 and REN-4 runs anterior to the Spleen channel to the area 8 cun superior to the medial malleolus, then runs posterior to it intersects the Spleen channel at SP-6 descends through the cheek and encircles the inner surface of the lips spreads in the Lung and meets with P-1 meets with SP-12 and SP-13 and encircles the genitals THE LIVER LUOCONNECTING CHANNEL • separates from the primary channel at LIV-5 on the medial aspect of the lower leg, • connects with the Gall Bladder channel, • ascends to the genitals. THE LIVER DIVERGENT CHANNEL • separates from the primary channel on the dorsum of the foot, • ascends to the pubic region where it converges with the Gall Bladder primary channel. The Liver sinew channel connects with the other sinew channels at the genitals originates on the dorsum of the big toe PENETRATING VESSEL• originates inside the lower abdomen• emerges at the perineum (REN-1) •ascends inside the spinal columnCoalescent points: REN-1, REN-7, ST-30, KID-11, KID-12, KID-13, KID-14, KID-15, KID-16, KID-17, KID-18, KID-19, KID-20, KID-21. Pathological symptoms of the Penetrating vessel:Counterflow qi, abdominal urgency, dyspnea, gynaecological disorders, atrophy disorder of the leg. GIRDLING VESSEL• originates in the region of LIV-13,• circles round just below the hypochondriac region,• runs obliquely downwards through GB-26, GB-27 and GB-28, encircling the waist like a belt. Pathological symptoms of the Girdling vessel:Abdominal fullness, a sensation at the waist as though sitting in water, pain around the umbilicus, abdomen, waist and lumbar spine, red and white leukorrhoea, irregular menstruation, infertility, insufficient sperm, shan disorder. YANG MOTILITY VESSELCoalescent points: BL62, BL-61, BL-59, GB-29, SI-10, L.I.-15, L.I.-16, ST-4, ST-3, ST-1, BL-1 and GB-20. Enters the brain “at the occiput between the two tendons”. Pathological symptoms of the Yang Motility vessel:Daytime epilepsy, eye diseases, loss of consciousness,aversion to wind, hemiplegia, chronic painful obstruction, rigidity of the body, lumbar pain, contracted sinews, flaccidityof the muscles of the medial leg and tightness of the muscles of the lateral leg. YIN MOTILITY VESSELCoalescent points: KID-6, KID-8 and BL-1 (where it enters the brain). Pathological symptoms of the Yin Motility vessel:Night-time epilepsy, eye diseases, chills and fever, painful obstruction of the skin due to dampheat, hypogastric pain, internal urgency, pain of the genitals, contracted sinews, shan disorder, uterine bleeding, leukorrhea, flaccidity of the muscles of the lateral leg and tightness of the muscles of the medial leg. YANG LINKING VESSELCoalescent points: BL-63, GB-35, SI-10, SJ-15, GB21, ST-8, GB-13, GB-14, GB-15, GB16, GB-17, GB-18, GB-19, GB-20, DU16 and DU-15. Pathological symptoms of the Yang Linking vessel:Visual dizziness, dyspnea, acute and sudden pain and swelling of the lumbar region, chills and fever, dyspnea with raised shoulders, fever and chills. YIN LINKING VESSELCoalescent points: KID-9, SP-12, SP-13, SP-15, SP-16, LIV-14, REN-22 and REN-23. Pathological symptoms of the Yin Linking vessel:Heart pain, pain of the chest, fullness and pain of the lateral costal region, lumbar pain.