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Kigyong 8 Maeks

The term "This Kigyong 8 maeks" can be translated to "Eight Extra Channels". These Kigyong 8 maeks are branches of inner Kyongrak. They are called such as since they are constituted of 8 branches. They are more important in Ki-gong(training of Ki) rather than in medical cure.

The general properties of the Kigyong 8 maeks are like followings.

The Kigyong 8 maeks have no internal organs of their own as do the Jeonggyeong 12 Maeks. And they have no points of their own except for the ceonception and governing channels.
The Kigyong 8 maeks have neither tonifying or sedation points nor source points.
Their energy does not flow in one direction, like the Jeonggyeong 12 maeks, except the conception and governing channels.
And Kigyong 8 maeks have a master (confluent) point and coupled point.

The Kigyong 8 maeks are very unlike the Jeonggyeong 12 maeks except the governing and conception channels. It is these similarities that the latter channels have that make them intermediaries between the Kigyong 8 maeks and the Jeonggyeong 12 maeks.

The Channels of Kigyong 8 maeks are like followings.
 

Dok Maek
Im Maek
Dae Maek
Chung Maek
YangYu Maek
EomYu Maek
YangKyo Maek
EomKyo Maek


The Functions of Kigyong 8 Maeks

Dok maek controls yang, Im maek summarize yin, YangYu maek connects yangs, EomYu maek connects yins, YangKyo maek links yang to yin, EomKyo maek links yin to yang, Dae maek controls motions(the movement of muscles), and Chung maek controls nutrition.