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Anat Rec (Hoboken). 2019 Mar 15. doi: 10.1002/ar.24114. [Epub ahead of print]

Is the Newly Described Interstitial Network the Anatomical Basis of Acupuncture Meridians? A Commentary.

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1
Department of Anatomy and Developmental Biology, Medical Faculty Mannheim of Heidelberg University, Mannheim, Germany.
2
Department of Anatomy, Faculty of Medicine, Trakia University, Stara Zagora, Bulgaria.
3
Institute of Neurobiology, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Sofia, Bulgaria.

Abstract

A network passing through interstitial tissues of the human body has been recently described. Despite its functional importance is yet unknown, we try to briefly summarize the known data and to interpret it from the viewpoint of Traditional Chinese medicine. We consider the peculiarities of the interstitium to be the morphological basis of at least some of the known phenomena along acupuncture meridians. Anat Rec, 2019.

KEYWORDS:

acupuncture; interstitium; meridians

PMID:
30874366
DOI:
10.1002/ar.24114

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