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Gall Bladder Channel (Pc) Piriformis
Origin: Pelvic surface of sacrum, margin of greater sciatic foramen, and pelvic surface of sacrotuberous ligament.Insertion: Superior border of greater trochanter of femur.Action: Laterally rotates the hip joint, and assists with abduction when the hip is flexed.
Position: Supine, hip flexed 45°, knee flexed 90° and heel placed next to the opposite knee.Rotation: Laterally rotate the thigh away from the midline.Stabilise: medial side of the same side ankle. Monitor: Apply pressure to the lateral side of the knee to rotate the leg medially
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
Nerve Supply: Superior gluteal - L4, L5, S1. Visceral Nerves:Sympathetic: T5-T9 Parasympathetic: Vagus X
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