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Table 1 Mother-and-child Five Element acupoints of Chinese medicine and associated muscles according to Applied Kinesiology

From: Evaluation of Applied Kinesiology meridian techniques by means of surface electromyography (sEMG): demonstration of the regulatory influence of antique acupuncture points

Meridian Element Mother acupoint ~tonification Child acupoint ~sedation Associated muscles
Lung Metal LU9 LU5 Deltoids, Serratus anterior
Large intestine Metal LI11 LI2 Hamstrings, Tensor fascia lata
Stomach Earth ST41 ST45 Pectoralis major clavicular, Sternocleidomastoideus
Spleen Earth SP2 SP5 Latissimus dorsi
Heart Fire HT9 HT7 Subscapularis
Small intestine Fire SI3 SI8 Rectus abdominis, Rectus femoris
Urinary bladder Water UB67 UG65 Peroneus, Tibialis anterior
Kidney Water KI7 KI1 Iliopsoas
Pericardium Fire PC9 PC7 Gluteus medius, Gluteus maximus, Piriformis, Adductors
Triple heater Fire TH3 TH10 Teres Minor, Infraspinatus
Gall bladder Wood GB43 GB38 Popliteus
Liver Wood LV8 LV2 Pectoralis major sternal, Rhomboids