Receives the clear qi of heaven, inhaling air qi which descends to the kidneys and exhaling waste qi. The Lung is a very important organ for providing contact with heaven and with our original/ spiritual natures. It is very important for qi, not just in terms of air qi but also defensive qi and our immune system. It opens water passages and so relates to sweating and dry skin.
Areas / Symptoms
Lungs throat chest
Grief, guilt, value, connection to spirit
Governs qi and controls respiration controls disseminating and descending regulates water passages controls skin and body hair opens into nose (through large intestine)
Originates in the middle jiao - in the region of the stomach, descends to connect with the large intestine, returns upwards to pass the cardiac (upper) opening of the stomach, traverses the diaphragm, penetrates the lung, ascends the throat and then emerges at Lu1.
6 Channel Partner
Large intestine, chest and throat
Luo Connecting Channel
Lu7, thenar eminence on palm of hand, connects with LI channel
Anterior chest, along arm around the channel to thumb
Channel Meeting points
Time of Day
3am to 5am
The Lung official receives purity and allows us to connect to our essence. It is closely connected to the feelings of self worth and inspiration. It regulates the breath thatrepresents life.
- Mainly used to improve breathing, lung function, coughs
- Responsible for the skin, exterior of the body and immunity (wei qi)
- Begins in the Stomach – hence food allergens can affect the lungs quickly and express on skin
- Connects to thumb, arm, lungs, throat