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Lung Meridian of Hand Tai Yin

The Lung Meridians of Hand Taiyin originates from the middle energizer, running downward to connect with the large intestine(1). Wind back, it goes along the upper orifice of the stomach (2),passes through the diaphragm(3), and enters the lung, its pertaining organ(4). From the lung system, which refers to the portion of the lung communicating with the throat, it comes out transversely (Zhongfu, LU)(5).Desending along the medial aspect of the upper arm, it passes in front of the Heart Meridian of Hand-Shaoyin and the pericardium Meridian of Hand-Jueyin(6), and reaches the cubital fossa (7). Then it goes continuously downward along the anterior border of the radial side in the medial aspect of forearm(8) and enters cunkou (the radial artery at the wrist for pulse palpitation)(9).Passing the thenar eminence (10), it goes along its radial border (11),ending at the medial side of the tip of the thumb (Shaoshang, Lu11)(12).

The branch proximal to the wrist emerges from Lieque (LU7)(13), and runs directly to the radial side of the tip of the index finger (Shangyang, Lu1) where it links with the Large Intestine Meridians of Hand-Yangming.

Large Intestine Meridian of Hand Yangming


The Large Intestine Meridian of Hand-Yangming starts from the tip pf the index finger (Shangyang, LI 1)(1). Running upward along the radial side of the index finger and passing through the interspace of the 1st and 2nd metacarpal bones (Hegu, LI4), it dips into the depression between the tendons of m.extensor pollicis longus and brevis (2). Then, following the lateral anterior aspect f the forearm(3), it reaches the lateral side of the elbow(4). From there, it ascends along the lateral anterior aspect of the upper arm(5) t the highest point of the shoulder (Jianyu, LI5)(6). Then, along the anterior border of the acromion (7), it goes up to the 7th cervical vertebral (the confluence of the three yang meridians of the hand and foot)(Dazhui, GV14)(8),  and descends to the supraclavicular fossa(9) to connect with he lung (10). It them passes through the diaphragm (11) and enters the large intestine, its pertaining organ(12).

The branch from the supraclavicular fossa runs upward to the neck(13), passes through the cheek(14) and enters the gums of the lower teeth(15). Then it curves around the upper lips and crosses the opposite meridian at the philtrum. From there, the left meridian goes to the right and the right meridian to the left to both sides of the nose (Yingxiang, LI20). Where the Large Intestine Meridians links with the Stomach Meridian of Foot-Yangming(16).

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