The Twelve TMMs
Written by Doshu Nils Volden. 8. Dan Acudo ryu
The second pair: Kidney TMM (Yin) and Urinary bladder TMM (Yang)
Kidney TMM is also called the muscular region of Foot Shao Yin.
Trajectory: This muscular meridian starts under the little toe (together with Foot Tai yin) run centripetal to the internal malleolus. From there it runs on the medial side of the leg to the medial aspect of the knee. From the knee the TMM run up to the genitals. From the genitals the TMM go deep and parallel with the anterior part of the spine up to the occipital bone.
Movement: The classical Kidney TMM movement is like making a small step behind the foot that carries your weight.
Kidney and Urinary bladder TMM Basic position
Right foot Urinary bladder TMM and left foot Kidney TMM
Urinary bladder TMM
Urinary bladder TMM is also called the muscular region of Foot Tai Yang.
Trajectory: This muscular meridian starts on the little toe and separates in two branches. The first branch runs on the lateral part of the leg up to the knee. The second branch runs to the acupuncture point urinary bladder 57. On that point it separates in two branches centripetal that run in the two muscles that naturally run centripetal up to the knee and further up to the gluteal region. From the gathering of the muscles they run together beside the spine up to the neck over the head inside the eye and down beside the mouth and to the neck. In the middle of the back, around the 10th thoracic vertebra a branch go to the lateral side. Under the scapula it divides into two parts. One part run under the scapula and connects behind the acupuncture point San Jiao 14. The other branch runs under the arm to the front under the chest muscle to the acupuncture point kidney 27. From the point the TMM run around the neck over and behind and reunite with the TMM close to the acupuncture point Du14.
Movement: The classical Urinary bladder TMM movement is a side kick.