Lung Organ system

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:

  • Asthma
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhea
  • Skin problems of any kind such as acne, rashes, dry skin, blemishes
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath
  • Cold limbs and hands
  • Sweating
  • Fatigue
  • Easily catch cold
  • Sinus problem

Food recommendations for lung/large intestine imbalance:

  • Lily bulb
  • Peanuts
  • Almond
  • Pears
  • Fennel
  • Sesame seed
  • Mint


“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

About Acurelief

California Acupuncture licensed since 1997. A graduate of South Baylo University, Anaheim C A. Ph.D. in Oriental Medicine from American Liberty University, Orange, CA in 2009. 10 years of clinical experience in medical offices and physical therapy facilities. Private practice focusing on holistic care using a combination of ancient and modern modalities.
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