Adductors

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Region
Pelvis
TCM Organ
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Kidney Channel (Ki) Adductors

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MUSCLES

PectineusOrigin: Superior surface of pubis. Insertion: Pectineal line of the femur.Action: Adduction, flexion and internal rotation of the thigh

Adductor Brevis

Origin: Outer surface of inferior ramus of pubis.Insertion: distal 2/3 of pectineal line and proximal ½ of the medial lip of the Linea aspera Action: Adduction, and some assistance in flexion.
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Adductor Longus

Origin: Anterior surface of pubis at the junction of the crest and symphysis. Insertion: Medial side of the middle 1/3 of femur.Action: Adduction, and some assistance in flexion.

Adductor Magnus

Origin: Ramus of pubis and ischial tuberosity. Insertion: Medial femur.Action: Adduction, and some assistance in flexion or extension.

MONITORING

Position: Supine, abduct leg not being monitored. adduct leg being monitored so foot is on midline. Rotation: Foot pointing directly anterior.Stabilise: Opposite leg.Monitor: Apply pressure against the leg toward abduction.TCM Ki Muscles: AdductorsAK Ki Muscles: Psoas, upper traps, illiacusYin ChannelFor kidneys, reproduction, development, growth
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ASSOCIATIONS:

Nerve Supply: Femoral, obturator & sciatic - L2, L3, L4, L5 & S1.

Visceral Nerves:

Sympathetic: T10-T12 Parasympathetic: none Neuro-Lymphatic Reflex:Anterior: Bilateral 2cm from the midline, 2cm superior to the umbilicus.Posterior: Bilateral 2cm from the midline between T12 & L1.Neuro-Vascular Reflex: 2cm bilateral to the external occipital protuberance.Yuan point: Ki3 Nutrition: Vit. A & E.Reference: Kendall & Kendall, p422-3Walther D, 2nd ed. p325NV NL
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