Neck Flexors

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Region
Neck
TCM Organ
Yin/Yang
Yang
TCM Element
Chakra
Meridian Psychology
NeedsExcess thinkingtrying to meet my needstrying to meet other’s needsprotectiveChurningAssimilation
Organ Physical
Breasts quadriceps abdominals appetite bad breath
Yuan

NB: No TCM association for this group of muscles

Stomach Channel (in AK) Neck Flexors

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NB: No TCM

association for this group of musclesMUSCLE:SternocleidomastoidOrigin: Sternal Head: Anterior surface of the manubrium Clavicular Head: Upper surface of the medial half of the clavicleInsertion: Lateral surface of the mastoid process, lateral half of the superior nuchal line of the occipital bone.Action: Draws head forward, toward opposite shoulder and rotates the head to the opposite side.

Longus Capitis

Origin: 3rd to 6th cervical vertebrae Insertion: Anterior basal Occiput

Longus Colli

Origin: C3-C7 and T1-T3; Insertion: C1 (atlas), C2-C6

Scalenius Anterior

Origin: 3rd to 6th cervical vertebrae Insertion: 1st rib

Scalenius Medius

Origin: 2nd to 7th cervical vertebrae Insertion: 1st rib

Scalenius Posterior

Origin: C5-C7 Insertion: 2nd rib

MONITORING:

Position: Supine. Head lifted, with chin lowered and toward the sternumRotation: First test no rotation, second test rotate head laterally 10°, third test rotate head laterally to 45°Stabilise: support the head with the other handMonitor: Apply pressure against the forehead directly back in a posterior direction for all tests.
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Yang ChannelFor stomach, digestive Qi
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Associations

Nerve Supply: Motor; Accessory X1. Sensory; C2, C3 Visceral Nerves:Sympathetic: T5-T9 Parasympathetic: Vagus X

Neuro-Lymphatic Reflex:

Anterior: Bilateral between 1st & 2nd ribs 9cm lateral to midline.Posterior: 2cm lateral to midline adjacent to C2. Neuro-Vascular Reflex: Bilateral ramus of the jaw, inferior to zygomatic arch.Yuan Point: St42 Nutrition: Vit. B esp. 3 & 6Reference: Kendall & Kendall, 5th ed. p148-9, 154-6 Walther D, 2nd ed. p366Thie, J. Touch for Health ManualNV NL
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