The Twelve TMMs
Written by Doshu Nils Volden. 8. Dan Acudo ryu
The Third pair: Heart TMM (Yin) and Small intestine TMM (Yang)
Heart TMM is also called the muscular region of Hand Shao Yin.
Trajectory: This muscular meridian starts on the little finger run centripetal to the wrist. From there it runs on the medial side of the underarm to the elbow up to the axilla. One branch goes to the chest muscle down to diaphragm and the umbilicus.
Movement: The classical Heart TMM movement is a rotation of the underarm where the little finger touches your chest; like you are saluting the flag with your hand on the heart region with palm up.
Heart TMM Basic position
Small intestine TMM
Small intestine TMM is also called the muscular region of Hand Tai Yang.
Trajectory: This muscular meridian starts on the little finger run centripetal to the wrist. From there it runs on the lateral side of the forearm to the elbow and up to the posterior part of the shoulder. The TMM separates there one branch goes to the scapula. The other branch runs up the neck and connects with the Urinary bladder TMM in the neck. Another branch goes around the ear and finishes in front of the ear with a connection between the mandible and the outer cantus of the eye.
Movement: The classical Small intestine TMM movement is like making a light forward spiral movement with a knife hand. First you move your hand in a light circle with a medial direction pointing your hand to the side of your body. When the circle comes up on the lateral part you have the correct move. It is like drawing a circle in front with the little finger with a straight hand.
Small intestine TMM Basic position