Is the Newly Described Interstitial Network the Anatomical Basis of Acupuncture Meridians? A Commentary

Anat Rec (Hoboken). 2020 Aug;303(8):2169-2170. doi: 10.1002/ar.24114. Epub 2019 Apr 9.


A network passing through interstitial tissues of the human body has been recently described. Despite its functional importance is yet unknown, we try to briefly summarize the known data and to interpret it from the viewpoint of Traditional Chinese medicine. We consider the peculiarities of the interstitium to be the morphological basis of at least some of the known phenomena along acupuncture meridians.

Keywords: acupuncture; interstitium; meridians.