Tibialis Posterior

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Region
Legs
TCM Organ
Yin/Yang
Yin
TCM Element
Meridian Psychology
Receiving Excess thinking excess giving needy unnourished
Organ Physical
When Sp (digestion) works poorly get damp – congestion phlegm and oedema -Bloating and damp lack of body bulk

Spleen Channel (Sp) Tibialis Posterior

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MUSCLE:

Origins: Lateral part of posterior surface of tibia, interosseous membrane, proximal half of posterior surface of the fibula.Insertion: Tuberosity of navicular bone, cuboid, cuneiforms, second, third and fourth metatarsals, sustentaculum tali of the calcaneus.Action: Plantar flexes, invert the foot
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MONITORING

Position: lying supineRotation: external rotation of lower leg Stabilise: heelMonitor: foot is plantar flexed and inverted, monitor on the plantar surface of the foot toward dorsi flexion and eversion.TCM Sp Channel Muscles: SartoriusTibialis posteriorApplied Kinesiology Sp Muscles: Latissimus dorsiMiddle trapezius Opponens pollicus TricepsLower trapeziusYin ChannelFor spleen, digestive qi
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ASSOCIATIONS:

Nerve Supply: Tibial - L4, L5. Visceral Nerves:Sympathetic: T5-T9 Parasympathetic: Vagus X

Neuro-Lymphatic Reflex:

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