Jingluo is a general term for the meridians and collaterals in the human body. The meridians, which constitute the main trunks, run longitudinally and interiorly within the body; while the collaterals, which represent branches of the meridians, run transversely and superficially from the meridians. The jingluo are pathways in which the qi and blood of the human body are circulated. They pertain to the visceral organs and extend over the surface of the body, forming a network and linking the tissues and organs, such as the five visceral (zang) and six internal (fu) organs, four limbs and bones of the whole body, five sense organs and nine orifices, skin, muscles and tendons, into an organic whole.
Was this article helpful?