Latissimus Dorsi

Note:
BETA
Region
Shoulder
TCM Organ
Yin/Yang
Yang
TCM Element
Muscle Physical
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Meridian Psychology
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Organ Physical
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Muscle

Origin: Spinous process of T7-12, the lower 3 or 4 ribs, the thoracolumbar fascia of the lumbar and sacral vertebra, the medial 3rd of the posterior iliac crest and in some an attachment to the inferior angle of the scapula.

Insertion: The intertubercular or bicipital groove of the Humerus.

Action: Medially rotates, adducts and extends the arm, depresses the shoulder girdle. Assists in lateral flexion of the torso, tilting the pelvis anterior and laterally and hyper extending the spine.

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Monitoring

Position: With elbow held straight adduct and extend the arm to a position parallel to the body 5° posterior to the midline (ie hand pressed against table).

Rotation: Medially rotate Humerus (little finger upwards, thumb on table side).

Stabilise: Same side pelvis.

Monitor: Apply pressure at the forearm above the wrist to abduct the arm with slight flexion.

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Correction

Nerve Supply: Thoracodorsal - C6, C7, C8.

Visceral Nerves:

Sympathetic: L1-L3

Parasympathetic: S2

Neuro-Lymphatic Reflex:

Anterior: Bilateral 2cm from the midline, 2cm superior to the pubic symphysis

Posterior: Bilateral transverse process of L2.

Neuro-Vascular Reflex: Bilateral frontal eminences.

Yuan Point: Bl64

Nutrition: Vit. A.