The Kidney Sinew Channel originates beneath the little toe.
After crossing the foot sole diagonally, it connects to the Spleen Sinew Channel and binds at the medial malleolus.
A small branch travels to the calcaneus from there.
The main Sinew Channel ascends the posteromedial aspect of the leg and binds at the medial condyle of the tibia.
Crossing the Bladder Sinew Channel, it continues running up along the medial surface of the thigh and binds above the external genitalia around Zhongji REN-3 and Qugu REN-2, where it also connects to other Yin Sinew Channels.
It then runs through the abdomen, ascending the spine to the neck nape, where it connects to the Bladder Sinew Channel.
An internal branch originates from the genitalia, travels internally to the spinal vertebrae, ascends the inner aspect of the spine all the way to the occiput. It meets the Bladder Sinew Channel there as well.
Kidney Luo-Connecting Vessel System
Pinyin:Zú Shǎo Yīn Luò Mài
Pathway for Kidney Luo-Connecting Vessel System
The Kidney Luo-Connecting Vessel separates from the Primary Channel at Dazhong KID-4, on the posterior aspect of the medial melleolus.
It curves around the heel and enters internally to connect with the Bladder Channel.
It then follows the Kidney Primary Channel to Shanzhong REN-17 in the middle of the two nipples.
Then the internal Channel runs through the chest to the spine and spreads in the lumber vertebrae.