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Table 1 Table 1

From: 3D-MRI rendering of the anatomical structures related to acupuncture points of the Dai mai, Yin qiao mai and Yang qiao mai meridians within the context of the WOMED concept of lateral tension: implications for musculoskeletal disease

Number Location Acupuncture point Anatomic structure
1 Half way between the medial malleolus and the achilles tendon Kidney 3 Tendino-muscular segment of the flexor digitorum longus
2 Depression directly inferior to the medial Kidney 6 Tendon of the flexor digitorum longus on the talus
3 From the heel rising to the medial malleolus Kidney 6 plantar abductor hallucis muscle
4 On the lateral ankle, in the depression midway between the external malleolus and the tendon calcaneus Bladder 60 Tendino-muscular segment of the peroneus brevis
5 Depression directly inferior to the lateral malleolus Bladder 62 Tendon of the peroneus longus on the lateral ankle
6 Inferior and posterior to the lateral malleolus Baldder 61 Lateral surface of the calcaneus
7 From the heel rising to the lateral malleolus Bladder 62 plantar abductor digiti minimi muscle
8 Slightly inferior and anterior to the tip of the 11th rib Liver 13 obliquus externus abdominis muscle
9 Mid point between the 11th rib and the iliac crest Gall bladder 26 obliquus externus abdominis muscle
10 Medial and inferior to the ASIS Gall bladder 27 obliquus internus abdominis muscle
11 App. 1 cm medial and inferior to Gall bladder 27 Gall bladder 28 obliquus internus abdominis muscle
12 Mid point between the greater trochanter and the ASIS Gall bladder 29 glutaeus medius muscle