[Study on origin of meridians and collaterals through pain relieving effect of muscle regions].

Author: Dong BQ, Li CR, Huang FY, Zhang SJ, Xue LG.
College of Acupuncture and Massage, Liaoning University of TCM, Shenyang 110847, China. peterbaoqiang@sina.cn
Conference/Journal: Zhongguo Zhen Jiu.
Date published: 2011 Aug
Other: Volume ID: 31 , Issue ID: 8 , Pages: 711-3 , Special Notes: [Article in Chinese] , Word Count: 131

Through analysis on sequencing of meridians and their muscle regions, their pertaining organs, run ning courses, linking and indications described in Zubi Shiyimai (Eleven Meridian of Foot and Hand), Yinyang Shiyimai (Eleven Meridian of Yinyang), Lingshu: Jingmai (Miraculous Pivot: Meridian) and Lingshu: Jinjing (Miraculous Pivot: Muscle Meridian), it is found that most of the indications of acupuncture in ancient time are symptoms of the muscle regions. 62.59% points of the national standard acupoints location close to tender points of the muscle regions, which indicates that the origin of early acupoints are tender points along the running courses of the muscle regions. Thus, it is concluded that meridians and their muscle regions have the same origin, which provides new train of thinking for a better comprehension of origin of meridians and collaterals.

PMID: 21894695