The Twelve TMMs
Written by Doshu Nils Volden. 8. Dan Acudo ryu
The Second pair is Pericardium TMM (Yin) and San Jiao TMM (Yang)
Pericardium TMM is also called the muscular region of Hand Jue Yin.
Trajectory: This muscular meridian starts on the middle finger runs centripetal to the wrist. From there it runs to the medial part of the elbow. The TMM continues upwards and finishes in a separation in the axilla. One branch goes to the front and back of the ribs, and another branch runs over the chest to the diaphragm.
Movement: The classical Pericardium TMM movement is pulling the elbow straight backwards and the fist up to the shoulder/ hip region.
Pericardium TMM Basic position
San Jiao TMM
San Jiao TMM is also called the muscular region of Hand Shao Yang.
Trajectory: This muscular meridian starts on the ring finger runs centripetal to the wrist. From there it runs to the elbow and up to the posterior part of the shoulder, covers the scapula and runs up to the neck. On the head it divides in multiple smaller muscles that run around the ear and in front of the ear. San Jiao TMM converges with Small intestine TMM on the head.
Movement: The classical San Jiao TMM movement is like making a light forward spiral movement with a medial direction following the ring finger; like a front strike.
San Jiao TMM Basic position