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What is the general rule for the pathway of Sinew Channels?

· start at Jing Well, knot at joints, and go inward toward trunk or head
· don't have their own points bc they're just outer layers of the 12 Regular Channels

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What is the general rule for the pathway of Luo Connecting Channels?

· break off regular channel at the Luo connecting pt, which is located below elbow or knee where blood shows
· generally travel parallel to regular channel
· generally don't go into Zang Fu (except SP Luo which goes into intestines, HT, ST)

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What is the general rule for the pathway of Divergent Channels?

· branch off regular channel from above elbow/knee
· go into the Zang Fu
· from the Zang Fu, the Yin & Yang Divergents come together, join with the Yang regular channel, and re-emerge at the face at "windows of the sky" points
· start out as 12, but the Yin & Yang join, so they become 6 eventually
(connects yin to yang, and the two combined to yang)

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The Lung Regular Channel enters what organs?

· Lung
· Stomach
· Large Intestine

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Where does the Lung Luo Connecting Channel run?

· breaks off at LU 7
· goes to the thenar eminence

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The Lung Divergent Channel enters what organs?

· Lung
· Large Intestine

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Where does the Lung Sinew Channel run?

· begins at Jing Well and runs up arm
· spreads at the chest

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The Large Intestine Regular Channel enters what organs?

· Lung
· Large Intestine

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Where does the Large Intestine Luo Connecting Channel run?

· breaks off at LI 6 and travels up arm parallel to regular channel
· goes to the ear & teeth (lower jaw)

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The Large Intestine Divergent Channel enters what organs?

· Lung
· Large Intestine

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Where does the Large Intestine Sinew Channel run?

· begins at Jing Well and runs up arm
· spreads into upper thoracic vertebrae
· at head, crosses over to other side of face

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The Stomach Regular Channel enters which organs?

· Stomach
· Spleen

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Where does the Stomach Luo Connecting Channel run?

· breaks off at ST 40 and travels up body parallel to regular channel
· goes to the throat & nape of neck

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The Stomach Divergent Channel enters which organs? How is it an exception to the general rule for Divergents?

· Stomach
· Spleen
· Heart (this is an exception, since Divergents usually only go to the the paired Yin & Yang organs)

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Where does the Stomach Sinew Channel run?

· begins at Jing Well and travels up leg
· knots at the pubic bone and travels up to face

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The Spleen Regular Channel enters which organs?

· Heart
· Stomach
· Spleen

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Do Divergent Channels go into the Zang Fu?

Yes

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Do Luo Connecting Channels go into the Zang Fu?

No - except for the SP Luo, which goes to the Heart, Stomach, Spleen, and Intestines

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Where does the Spleen Luo Connecting Channel run? How is it an exception to the general rule for Luo's?

· breaks off at SP 4 and travels up leg
· goes into the Heart, Stomach, Spleen, and Intestines (this is an exception for Luo's, which don't usually go to the zang fu)

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The Spleen Divergent Channel enters which organs?

· Stomach
· Spleen

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Where does the Spleen Sinew Channel run?

· begins at Jing Well and runs up leg parallel to regular channel
· knots at pubic bone, then goes to umbilicus
· from umbilicus, goes to intercostal spaces