In Chinese Medicine, the lung governs formation of “Qi” and distribution of “Qi.” The lung is paired with the large intestine. The lung produces “Zong Qi” which becomes the basis for other “Qi” that is nourishing, moistening, warming and protecting.
Common signs of lung and large intestine imbalance:
- Skin problems of any kind such as acne, rashes, dry skin, blemishes
- Shortness of breath
- Cold limbs and hands
- Easily catch cold
- Sinus problem
Food recommendations for lung/large intestine imbalance:
- Lily bulb
- Sesame seed
“Qi” conserving tips for Lung Meridian
- Keep your chest and neck covered, especially in cold and windy weather
- Do not have a facelift. It’s like cutting off the roots of a tree. Vital energy pathways can be damaged.
- Do your breathing exercises and meditation
Source from Nan Lu, OMD, MS, L.Ac
Traditional Chinese Medicine, Publisher: Harper Collins Publishing Inc