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Small Intestine Channel (SI) Levator Scapulae
Tilt & Extend
Levator ScapulaeOrigin: Transverse processes of the 1st to 4th cervical vertebraeInsertion: Full length of medial (vertebral) border of the scapula.Action: Elevates the scapula and inferiorly rotates the glenoid cavity. Also assists in adduction of the scapula.
Position: Sitting with head tilted back and to the side 30° and elevate the scapula.Rotation: None requiredStabilise: Support opposite shoulder to testing side. Monitor: Apply pressure to the back corner of the head on the side being monitored diagonally across to front on the other side of the body and depress the scapula
TCM SI Muscles:
Infraspinatus, levator scap, teres minor and major, tricepsAK SI Muscles: Quadriceps, AbdominalsPosterior viewBirds viewYang Channel-For small intestine, communication
Nerve Supply: Cervical - C3 & C4 and dorsal scapular - C4 & C5.
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