TMM coordination pairs

The Twelve TMMs 

Written by Doshu Nils Volden. 8. Dan Acudo ryu

The normal coordination pairs:


Set 1:

  • Hand: Lung TMM – Large intestine TMM
  • Foot: Stomach TMM – Spleen TMM

lu-li-st-sp tmm


Set 2:

  • Hand: Heart TMM – Small intestine TMM
  • Foot: Urinary bladder TMM – Kidney TMM

ha-si-ub-ki tmm


Set 3:

  • Hand: Pericardium TMM – San Jiao TMM
  • Foot: Gall bladder TMM – Liver TMM

p-sj-gb-liv tmm


When Shen send its qi to a TMM on the hand we find the TMM to become stronger and the related TMM weaker. This might be seen as Yang = active and Yin = passive. The qi will also activate the related foot TMM and reduce the activity in the cupped foot TMM. TMM might be active or passive depending on the other TMM. When a TMM reaches its maximum it will gradually become weaker, and the related TMM will start growing stronger. This transition is related to the fourth Yin/ yang law; intertransformation.

Do not forget that it exist Yang xu TMM, weak active and Yin shi TMM, strong passive. This is possible errors in the analysis, but they occur rarely and are relatively easy to spot.

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