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San Jiao (SJ)/ Triple Heater Channel (TH) Supraspinatus.
Origin: Medial 2/3 of the superior border of the scapula. Insertion: Superior lateral head of the Humerus and shoulder capsule.Action: Initial abduction of Humerus then middle deltoid takes over. Holds head of Humerus in glenoid cavity.
Position: Flex arm 10°anterior at the shoulder and 5° lateral keeping the elbow straight.Rotation: Palm facing midline Stabilise: Opposite pelvic crestMonitor: Apply pressure at the forearm above the wrist toward midline
TCM SJ Muscles:
Supraspinatus, posterior deltoid
AK SJ Muscles:
Teres minor, infraspinatus, sartorius, soleus, gastronemius, gracilis
For harmonising the 3 burners, thyroid
Nerve Supply: Suprascapular - C4, C5, C6. Visceral Nerves:Sympathetic: C6 and C7Parasympathetic: Laryngeal branch of Vagus X Neuro-Lymphatic Reflex:Anterior: Bilateral between rib 2 & 3 next to the sternum Posterior: Bilateral between 2nd and 3rd rib, 2cm from midline at T3 levelNeuro-Vascular Reflex: Posterior aspect of the temple and K27’s.
Yuan point: TH4
Nutrition: Iodine and (Kelp only if hypothyroid). Reference: Kendall & Kendall, p321Walther D, 2nd ed. p354Thie, J. Touch for Health Manual