Gluteus Medius

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Region
Pelvis
Yin/Yang
Yang
TCM Element
Meridian Psychology
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Organ Physical
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Gall Bladder Channel (GB) Gluteus Medius

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Note: watch for recruitment of the abdominals, quads, ITB/TFL and the gluteus maximus

MUSCLE:Origin: External superior surface of the ilium from anterior to posterior. Insertion: Oblique ridge on the lateral surface of the greater trochanter of the femur.Action: Abducts the hip joint. Anterior fibres assist in flexion and medial rotation of the femur. Posterior fibres assist in extension of the hip and lateral rotation.

MONITORING:

Position: Lying supine, abduct hip 30° lateral and slightly dorsal. Knee remains extended.Rotation: Slight external rotation of the femur. (If this slight external rotation is not applied the gluteus minimus and tensor fascia latae will have the mechanical advantage) Stabilise: Opposite side lateral leg.Monitor: Apply pressure at the lateral leg above the ankle toward adduction and slight flexion.

TCM GB Muscles:

Piriformis, tensor fascia latae, glut medius,internal and external obliques, transverse abdominalsAK GB Muscles: Anterior deltoid, popliteusYang Channel- For gall bladder, headache, decision making
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ASSOCIATIONS:

Nerve Supply: Superior gluteal - L4, L5, S1. Visceral Nerves:Sympathetic: T5-T9 Parasympathetic: Vagus X

Neuro-Lymphatic Reflex:

Anterior: Bilateral between rib 3 & 4 next to the sternumPosterior: Bilateral 2cm from midline at between T3 & T4.Neuro-Vascular Reflex: Bregma. Yuan point: GB40Nutrition: Vit. C, RNA.Reference: Kendall & Kendall, p315Walther D, 2nd ed. p350Thie, J. Touch for Health ManualNV NL
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