Relationship of acupuncture points and meridians to connective tissue planes

@article{Langevin2002RelationshipOA,
  title={Relationship of acupuncture points and meridians to connective tissue planes},
  author={H. Langevin and Jason A Yandow},
  journal={The Anatomical Record},
  year={2002},
  volume={269}
}
  • H. Langevin, Jason A Yandow
  • Published 2002
  • Medicine
  • The Anatomical Record
  • Acupuncture meridians traditionally are believed to constitute channels connecting the surface of the body to internal organs. We hypothesize that the network of acupuncture points and meridians can be viewed as a representation of the network formed by interstitial connective tissue. This hypothesis is supported by ultrasound images showing connective tissue cleavage planes at acupuncture points in normal human subjects. To test this hypothesis, we mapped acupuncture points in serial gross… CONTINUE READING

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