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Somatic reflex zones are distributed continuously on the entire body surface besides those reciprocal reflexes of corresponding areas between the bilateral sides, between the upper and lower parts, and between the chest and back on the body surface. They may be longitudinally divided into three sub-zones: the anterior, lateral, and posterior zones.

 

There are three distribution rules for visceral reflex zones. First, they lodge on the dorsal and ventral aspects of the trunk next to viscera. Second, they are mainly at the yin side of the extremities, i.e., the medial side of the upper arm and the anteromedial side of the lower limb. Third, reflex zones for those viscera above diaphragm (lung, heart and small parts of the stomach) are at the medial side of the upper limb, while that for those viscera below the diaphragm (large parts of the stomach, intestine, liver, spleen, gallbladder, kidney, urinary bladder, and genitalia) are at the anteromedial side of the lower limb. Visceral reflex zones can be further classified into six subzones: lungs, intestine, heart, urogenital system, stomach, and liver/gallbladder/spleen/pancreas.

 

There are two distribution rules for central reflex zones. First, they are distributed at the nearest locations to the brain and spinal cord, mainly on the head, midlines of the dorsal and ventral sides of trunk. Second, central reflex zones are located at the boundaries (called border zones) of the dorsal and ventral sides of trunk and yin-yang sides of the extremities, especially those potions below the elbows and knees.