Teres Minor

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Region
Shoulder
Yin/Yang
Yang
TCM Element
Meridian Psychology
Expression Expressing the heart being understood
Organ Physical
Scapula

Small Intestine Channel (SI) Teres Minor

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MUSCLE:

Origin: Dorsal, lateral border of the upper two thirds of the scapula.Insertion: Inferior facet of the greater tubercle of the Humerus and shoulder capsule. Action: Laterally rotates the Humerus and stabilizes the shoulder.

FACILITATION MONITORING:

Position: Elbow abducted 15° and flexed 90° Rotation: Humerus in lateral rotation.Stabilize: Medial elbow.Monitor: Apply pressure at the lateralarm above the wrist to medially rotate the Humerus.

TCM SI Muscles:

Infraspinatus, levator scap, teres minor and major, tricepsAK SI Muscles: Quadriceps Abdominals.Yang Channel-For small intestine, communication
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ASSOCIATIONS:

Nerve Supply: Axillary - C5, C6. Visceral Nerves:Sympathetic: T5-T11 Parasympathetic: Vagus X, S2
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Neuro-Lymphatic Reflex:

Anterior: All along the anterior inferior costal border or costochondral junction of the 8th –12th ribs Posterior: Bilateral 2cm lateral to midline from T8 - T11.Neuro-Vascular Reflex: Bilateral parietal eminences, posterior aspect.

Yuan Point: SI4

Nutrition: Vit. D, B complex & Lactobacillus acidophilus.Reference: Kendall & Kendall, p420Walther D, 2nd ed. p312Thie, J. Touch for Health ManualNV NL
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