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Small Intestine Channel (SI) Infraspinatus
Origin: Medial two thirds of Infraspinatus fossa of scapula.Insertion: Middle facet of greater tubercle of Humerus, and shoulder joint capsule.Action: Laterally rotates the shoulder joint and stabilizes the head of the Humerus in the glenoid cavity during movements of this joint.
Position: Abduct the Humerus 45°, flex the elbow 90 ° . Rotation: Laterally rotate the Humerus to point the forearm in a cranial direction.Stabilise: Medial surface of the elbow.Monitor: Apply pressure at the forearm to medially rotate the Humerus to point the forearm toward the feet.
TCM SI Muscles:
Infraspinatus, levator scap, teres minor and major, tricepsAK SI Muscles: Quadriceps AbdominalsYang Channel-For small intestine, communication
Nerve Supply: Suprascapular, (C4) C5, C6. Visceral Nerves:Sympathetic: T5-T11 Parasympathetic: Vagus X, S2
Anterior: All along the anterior inferior costal border or costochondral junction of the 8th –12th ribs Posterior: Bilateral 2cm lateral to midline from T8 - T11.Neuro-Vascular Reflex: Bilateral parietal eminences, posterior aspect.
Yuan Point: SI4
Nutrition: Vit. D, B complex & Lactobacillus acidophilus.Reference: Kendall & Kendall, p420Walther D, 2nd ed. p312Thie, J. Touch for Health ManualNV NL