After crossing the lower cheek laterally, it reaches Daying ST-5 at the angle of the mandible.
Continuing descending the neck along the anterior border of the sternocleidomastoid muscle, it arrives at Quepen ST-12 of the supraclavicular fossa.
From ST-12, it continues descending, passes the nipples along the mamillary line, until Rugen ST-18, which is 1 intercostal space below nipple and 4 cun lateral to the midline.
From ST-18, the Channel gets closer to the midline (2 cun), continues going downwards and bypasses umbilics to Qichong ST-30 in the inguinal region.
From there, it curves and runs down further to Biguan ST-31 on the antero-lateral aspect of the thigh.
It continues descending along the lateral margin of the femur to the knee and then alongside the lateral margin of the tibia to the dorsum of the feet.
It finally terminates at Lidui ST-45 on the lateral corner of the second toe nail.
One external branch separates from Daying ST-5 in the lower angle of the mandible. It ascends and passes Xiaguan ST-7 in front of the ear. Continuing ascending to Touwei ST-8 of the temporal region, it passes the forehead and finally terminates at Shenting DU-24 of the anterior midline.
From Quepen ST-12 of the supraclavicular fossa, one internal branch crosses the shoulder to Dazhui DU-14, below the 7th cervical vertebra of spinous process (C7). This is also the place the Channel meets the other five Yang Primary Channel.
From Zusanli ST-36 slightly below the knee, an internal branch separates from the Primary Channel. It runs downwards to the lateral aspect of the middle tow.
Another internal branches starts from Chongyang ST-42 on the dorsum of the foot. It flows to Yinbai SP-1 on the medial aspect of the big toe and forms the Foot Yin-Yang connection of the first great circuit.
Stomach Divergent Channel
Pinyin:Zú Yáng Míng Jīng Bié
Pathway for Stomach Divergent Channel
The Stomach Divergent Channel separates from the Primary Channel at Biguan ST-31 in the middle and anterior-lateral aspect of the thigh.
It runs externally to Qichong ST at the inguinal region, where the Channel goes internally.
Continuing ascending to the Stomach and spreading in the Spleen, it then goes up further and through the Heart.
It then ascends along the oesophagus to Quepen ST-12 at the suprasternal fossa.
Afterwards, it ascends along the neck to Renying ST-9 at the anterior border of the sternocleidomastoid muscle, where it meets its Primary Channel and the Spleen divergent Channel.
It then runs up further to the mouth and nose, arriving at the inner eye canthus.
From there it curves around the eye to Chengqi ST-1, where it meets the Stomach Primary Channel.
Stomach Sinew Channel
Pinyin:Zú Yáng Míng Jīng Jīn
Pathway for Stomach Sinew Channel
The Stomach Sinew Channel originates from the middle three toes.
It spreads crossing the foot dorsum and binds at the tibial depression. It then separates into two branches:
One branch runs up along the anterolateral aspect of the leg, knee and thigh. During the journey, it binds at the lateral aspect of the knee and hip joint. It then passes through the lateral abdomen and spreads across the lower ribs to the spine.
The other branch runs along the tibia and binds at the anterior aspect of the knee.