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Home > Education > Theory > Meridian System > Yang and Yin Qiao Meridians

The Yang Qiao and Yin Qiao
(Heel Vessels) Meridians

By Yang, Jwing-Ming

Qiao Mai image

The Yang Qiao

A. Course:

(1). Below the lateral malleolus at Shenmai (B-62) - (2). Ascends along the lateral aspect of the leg - (3). Posterior aspecl; of the hypochondrium - (3). Lateral side of the shoulder - (4). Traverses the neck - (5). Passes beside the mouth -(6). Inner canthus (joins the Yin Heel vessel and the urinary bladder channel) - (7). Ascends across the forehead - (8). Winds behind the ear to Fengchi (GB-20) - (9). Enters the brain at Fengfu (Gv-lG).

***This vessel intersects Shenmai (B-62), Pushen (B-61), Fuyang (B-59), Jingming (B-1), Juliao (GB-29), Fengchi (GB-20), Naoshu (SI-10), Jugu (LI-16), Jianyu (LI-15), Dicang (S-4), Juliao (S 3), Chengqi (S-1), and Fengfu (Gv-l6).

Yin Qiao

A. Course:

(1). Zhaohai (K-6) below the medial malleolus - (2). Extends upward along the medial aspect of the leg - (3). Crossing the per ineum and chest entering the supraclavicular fossa - (4). Ascends through the throat and emerges in front of Renying (S-9)- (5). Traverses the medial aspect of the cheek - (6). Inner canthus (joins the urinary bladder channel and Yang Heel vessels) - (7). Ascends over the head and into the brain.

***This vessel intersects Zhaohai (K-6), Jiaoxin (K-8), and Jingming (B-1)

From the book entitled "Chinese Qigong Massage",
YMAA Publication Center, Jamaica Plain.

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