The Twelve TMMs
Written by Doshu Nils Volden. 8. Dan Acudo ryu
The First pair: Spleen TMM (Yin) and Stomach TMM (Yang)
Spleen TMM is also called the muscular region of Foot Tai Yin.
Trajectory: This muscular meridian starts on the big toe and run centripetal to the internal malleolus. From there it runs on the lateral side of the leg to the knee. From the knee it crosses up to the hip. The TMM continues to the external genitalia and up to the umbilicus. From the umbilicus it goes up to the abdominal area, connects to the ribs and finishes in the spine (Th 6-Th12).
Movement: The classical Spleen TMM movement is like a small kick on a football with the direction of the inside of the big toe. The knee will be a little bent slightly upwards and medial.
Spleen and Small intestine TMM Basic position
Right foot Spleen TMM and left foot Stomach TMM
Stomach TMM is also called the muscular region of Foot Yang Ming.
Trajectory: This muscular meridian starts on the three middle toes run centripetal to the dorsum of the ankle joint. From there it runs on each side of the tibia up to the knee. The lateral branch continues directly up to the hip. From the hip it goes directly up to the spine and connects between the shoulder blades. The medial branch goes from the knee up to the genital region and connects in the pelvic region. From the pelvic it goes up the abdomen and passes deep inside the chest muscle and connects on the medial part of the clavicle. From there it goes up the neck to the mandible divide in two branches. One runs to the ear and the other runs to the mouth and the lateral aspect of the nose and under the eye.
Movement: The classical Stomach TMM movement is like making a forward kick with the body slightly bent forward.