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Introduction: Meridians

Description of Meridians

Meridians: Classical loci in acupuncture. They are main and collateral channels, regarded as a network of passages, through which vital energy circulates and along which acupoints (ACUPUNCTURE POINTS) are distributed. The meridians are a series of 14 lines upon which more than 400 acupoints are located on the body. (The Pinyin Chinese-English Dictionary, p. 359; Dr. Wu Lancheng, Academy of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Beijing).
Source: MeSH 2007

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Terms Similar to Meridians:

  • Ching Lo
  • Jing Luo

Source - MeSH 2007

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Source - MeSH 2007

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Hierarchical classifications of Meridians

The following list attempts to classify Meridians into categories where each line is subset of the next.

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