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Spleen Channel (Sp) Sartorius
Position: Anterior superior iliac spine andsuperior notch just distal to spine. Insertion: Proximal part of medial surface of tibia near anterior border.Action: Flexes, laterally rotates, andabducts the hip joint. Flexes and assists in medial rotation of the knee joint.
Position, Rotation: Supine, laterally rotate thigh, flex the knee 90°, position foot high above opposite knee.Stabilise: none neededMonitor: Apply pressure against the lateral surface of the knee toward the midline, and apply pressure against the heel as if to straighten the leg.TCM Sp Channel Muscles: SartoriusTibialis posteriorApplied Kinesiology Sp Muscles: Latissimus dorsiMiddle trapezius Opponens pollicus TricepsLower trapeziusYin ChannelFor spleen, digestive qi
Nerve Supply: Femoral, L2, L3, L4. Visceral Nerves:Sympathetic: T5-T9 Parasympathetic: Vagus X
Anterior: The rib/cartilage junction approximately 9cm from the midline between rib 7 & 8 on the left side only.Posterior: 2cm lateral to midline between T7 & T8 on the left only.Neuro-Vascular Reflex: Bilateral parietal eminences. Yuan Point: Sp3Nutrition: Vit.A, unsaturated fatty acids, betaine hydrochloride, pancreatic enzymes.Reference: Kendall & Kendall, p324.Walther D, 2nd ed. p344Thie, J. Touch for Health ManualNV NL