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Stomach Channel (St) Rectus Abdominals
Origin: Pubic Crest and pubic symphysis.Insertion: Cartilage of fifth to seventh ribs and xiphoid process. Action: Flex vertebrae, compress abdomen.
Position: lying supine arms across chest tongue on roof of mouth. Perform partial crunch till shoulder blades off the tableRotation: NoneStabilise: Keep thighs stable by placing your forearm across the knees. Monitor: Apply pressure to the wrists where they cross, and push backwards.TCM St Channel Muscles: QuadricepsRectus abdominals Anterior tibialis Psoas
Applied Kinesiology St Muscles: PMC
Neck flexors Neck extensors Levator scapula Brachioradialis Pectoralis minorYang ChannelFor stomach, digestive qi
Nerve Supply: Ventral rami - T5-L1 Visceral Nerves:Sympathetic: T5-T9 Parasympathetic: Vagus X
Anterior: Medial 1/2 of the 5th rib space on the left side for both muscles though occasionally right too. Posterior: 2cm lateral to midline between T6 & T7 on the left.Neuro-Vascular Reflex: Bilateral frontal eminences. Yuan point: St42Nutrition: Vit. B, betaine hydrochloride. Reference: Kendall & Kendall, 5th ed. p318Walther D, 2nd ed. p346Thie, J. Touch for Health ManualNV NL