Journal of Acuherb in Medicine

The meridians and collaterals on ears

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by Dr. Kenneth Wang


Bladder meridian of foot-taiyang: it starts from interior angles of two eyes and ascends to corona capitis then two branches intersect, its branch goes from corona capitis to superior angle of ear. 

Small intestine meridian of hand-taiyang: it arises from supraclavicular fossa and ascends along side of neck then ascends from lower mandible to face and to external canthus, running backward to anterior aspect of ear it enters into middle ear.

Gallbladder meridian of foot-shaoyang: it starts from lateral angle of eye and ascends obliquely to forehead triangle then turns backward and descends to posterior side of ear, branch enters into ear from posterior aspect of ear and comes out of anterior aspect of ear to external canthus.

Triple energizer meridian of hand-shaoyang: its branch comes out of supraclavicular fossa from middle Chest and ascends from nape to posterior aspect of ear then runs up and comes out of superior angle of ear, there is branch behind ear which enters into ear and comes out of anterior aspect of ear.

Stomach meridian of foot-yangming: it diverges from Daying acupoint which is at lower mandible and ascends from angle of mandible to anterior aspect of ear.

Collateral of large intestine meridian of hand-yangming: it starts from Pianli acupoint and ascends to lower mandible then branch enters into ear.

Kidney meridian of foot-sahoyin: it ascends from both sides of root of tongue to pharyngeal portion and is distributed over ear along auditory tube.

There are 7 meridians and collaterals lines which are distributed over ear; they are 6 meridians, collateral and connect between aural region and kidney, bladder, stomach, small intestine, large intestine, gallbladder, triple energizer.

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