Do not distribute interiorly, only superficially at the skin. They have no starting point of terminating points, no directional flow.
Start on the extremities (hand or feet) and travel inward toward the trunk. They cover broad areas and "knot" at the joints and large muscles.
Luo Connecting Channels
Arise from a specific point located below the elbow or knee and separate from the regular channel.
Separate from the channels above or at the elbow or knee joints, enter the chest and abdomen, emerge from the body cavity (usually at the head or neck) converge with the yang channel of the pair (at the head).
Run vertically, bilaterally, and symmetrically distributed relatively deep within the body, have internal and external pathways.
Possibly even deeper than the jing-mai (regular channels).
Luo Connecting Vessels
Which channels act as a link between paired yin and yang channels?
Which channels are considered reservoirs of Qi, including the Ren and the Du?
The Ren is called the Sea of ________ and the Du is called the Sea of _______.
Which channels are the external branches of the Regular channels and reinforce the connection between joints, muscles, tendons, ligaments, etc, and maintain articulation?
Which channels are the most external portion of the Regular channels, circulate qi and blood, nourish the skin/pores and protect the body from "evil qi"?
Which are the branches of the Regular channels that reinforce the connection among Zang Fu organs?
12 Regular channels
# Regular channels
15 Luo channels
# Luo channels
12 Cutaneous regions
# Cutaneous regions
12 Divergent channels
# Divergent channels
12 Tendino-muscular channels
# Tendino-muscular channels
8 Extraordinary channels
# Extraordinary channels