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Fig. 4. Blood supply of the posterior ear. The posterior ear is primarily supplied by the posterior auricular artery. It ascends between the auricular cartilage and the mastoid process, giving off branches to the posterior surface of the auricle. Note the perforating branches that penetrate the cartilage and reach the anterior surface. These perforating situations are described in the 2nd branch of the Hand shaoyang triple energizer meridian in classical texts. Tr : triangular fossa, Cyc : cymba chonchae, HR : helical root, CaC : cavum conchae, Lb : earlobe. This drawing is based on Park et al. (1992)52).
Korean J Acupunct 2024;41:16-26 https://doi.org/10.14406/acu.2024.024a
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