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A Study on the Courses of Lower Limb Region of Stomach Meridian -Focused on Categorized Collection of Literatures on Chinese Meridians and Collaterals-
족양명위경 하지부 유주에 관한 고찰 -『중국침구경락통감』을 중심으로-
Korean J Acupunct 2018;35:117-122
Published online September 27, 2018;  https://doi.org/10.14406/acu.2018.017
© 2018 Society for Meridian and Acupoint.

Sang Kyun Park1 , Sung Ahn2 , Kwang Ho Lee2
박상균1, 안성2, 이광호2

1Department of Meridian & Acupoint, College of Korean Medicine, Sangji University, 2Department of Acupuncture & Moxibustion Medicine, College of Korean Medicine, Sangji University
1상지대학교 한의과대학 경혈학교실, 2상지대학교 한의과대학 침구의학교실
Correspondence to: Kwang Ho Lee
Department of Acupuncture & Moxibustion Medicine, College of Korean Medicine, Sangji University, Sangjidaejil 80, Wonju 26338, Korea
Tel: +82-33-741-9258, Fax: +82-33-732-2124, E-mail: redphilips@hanmail.net
Received August 27, 2018; Revised September 3, 2018; Accepted September 14, 2018.
This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0) which permits unrestricted non-commercial use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Abstract
Objectives : Most meridians have each well point located at the distal end of fingers or toes, congruous with their meridian courses. Exceptively, ST45(Yeotae), stomach meridian(ST)’s final point, is located at the lateral side of the tip of the second toe, while the tip of the second toe was not mentioned in the course of ST. So, we studied the course of lower limb region of ST.
Methods : Courses of ST in Categorized Collection of Literatures on Chinese Meridians and Collaterals(CCM) was examined. The literatures included in CCM was selected as study subjects to be studied if the meridian route was different from 『Youngchu』or more detailed notes were attached. There are 3 branches in lower limb region of ST, we analyzed theories of scholars of all time about the 3 branches of ST.
Results and Conclusions : Branch 1 descends along the lateral margin of the fibula to the dorsum of foot, entering into the medial side of the middle toe. Branch 2 leaves ST36 separately, terminating at the lateral side of the middle toe. Branch 3 leaves ST42 and descends to the end of the great toe. The medial side of the middle toe equate to the lateral side of the second toe, and it is connected to ST45. So branch 1 is the main stream of ST. Branch 3 drives to the great toe passing between first and second toe, it goes medial side of LR2.
Keywords: ST45(Yeotae), ST44(Naejeong), stomach meridian, course of meridian, Youngchu


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