The Yang Linking vessel regulates the Qi mainly in the Yang channels: the urinary bladder, gall bladder, triple burner, small intestine, and stomach. channels. It is also connected with the Governing vessel at Yamen (Gv-l5) and Fengfu (Gv-l6). This vessel and the Yang Heel vessel have not been emphasized much in Qigong, except in Iron Shirt training where these two and the Governing vessel are trained.
A. Course: (1). Jinmen (B-63) on the heel -(2). Ascends along the lateral aspect of the leg - (3). Lower abdomen - (4). Slants upward across the posterior aspect of the hypochondrium - (5). Across the posterior axillary fold to the shoulder - (6). Ascends the neck and crosses behind the ear - (7). Proceeds to the forehead - (8). Doubles back over the head- (9). Fengfu (Gv-lG).
**''This vessel intersects Jinmen (B-63), Yangjiao (GB-35), Jianjing (GB-21), Fengchi (GB-20), Naokong (GB-19), Chengling (GB-18), Zhengying (GB-17), Muchuang (GB-16), Head-Linqi (GB-15), Yangbai (GB-14), Benshen (GB-13), Tianliao (TB-15), Naoshu (SI-10), Yamen (Gv-lS), Fengfu (Gv-lG), and Touwei (S-8).
A. Course: (1). Lower leg at Zhubin (K-9) - (2). Ascending along the medial aspect of the leg - (3). Enters the lower abdomen - (4). Upward across the chest - (5). Throat (meets Tiantu (LI-22) and Liansuan (LI-23).
"'This vessel intersects Zhubin (K-9), Chongmen (Sp-12), Fushe (Sp- 13), Daheng (Sp- 15), Fuai (Sp-l6), Qimen (Li 14), Tiantu (LI-22), and Lianquan (LI-23).