The Twelve TMMs
Written by Doshu Nils Volden. 8. Dan Acudo ryu
The third pair: Liver TMM (Yin) and Gall bladder TMM (Yang)
Liver TMM is also called the muscular region of Foot Jue Yin.
Trajectory: This muscular meridian starts on the big toe run centripetal to the internal malleolus. From there it runs on the medial side of the leg up to the knee and up to the genital area
Movement: The classical Liver TMM movement is like a small kick on a football with the big toe; slightly similar to the Spleen TMM movement. Sometimes a Liver TMM movement might be seen as an inward circular kick.
Liver and Gall bladder TMM Basic position
Right foot Liver TMM and left foot Gall bladder TMM
Gall bladder TMM
Gall bladder TMM is also called the muscular region of Foot Shao Yang.
Trajectory: This muscular meridian starts on the fourth toe run centripetal to the external malleolus. From there it runs on the lateral side of tibia to the knee. From the knee the TMM run straight up the thigh on the lateral side. On the hip a branch go back to the sacral bone and connects there. The TMM continues up from the hip bone to the ribs (9-10) there it separate in two branches. One goes in front and under the chest muscle to meet with the other branch who continued straight up to the acupuncture point stomach 12 where they meet. The TMM goes over the neck and to the direction of the occiput region. Here the TMM run up to the top of the head. Over the ear a branch goes off to the front of the ear and down to the mandible and under the eye.
Movement: The classical Gall bladder TMM movement is a circular lateral directed kick in front of your body.