Lung Lu

Lung Lu

Element
Ba Gua
Primary Function
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
Brief Psychology
LossGriefguiltvalueconnection to spiritReveranceSpirit
Primary functions
Governs qi and controls respiration controls disseminating and descending regulates water passages controls skin and body hair opens into nose (through large intestine)
Overview
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
Divergent Channel
Large intestine, chest and throat
Luo Connecting Channel
Lu7, thenar eminence on palm of hand, connects with LI channel
Sinew Channel
Anterior chest, along arm around the channel to thumb
Channel Meeting points
None listed
Time of Day
3am to 5am
Negative Aspects
grief guilt sorrow longing disconnected from heaven closed down fulfilled vane self-deprecating frail
Positive Aspects
receptive valuable connected with heaven acting rightly pure inspired self worth
Related to Spine (Organ)
image

Cutaneous region

image

Key aspects

  • 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

Acupuncture Points

PointSpecial PointBalancesBalance for:
Lu-1
Key PointAlarm Point
deficiency excess diagnosis treatmenttaking in the majesty of life celestial palace inner self Humanity Bodyexpression of heart connection to spirit connection to heartQi Flow
Lu-2
allow tears to flow let go to move forward let go of old patterns purity of spirit capacity to let go fear of separation cry of sadness grief letting go of projects letting go of grief fear of letting go loss
Lu-3
For Brainhead and throatcoughvomiting and headachewhere there is disharmony between Qi of body and headFor people not connected to their body or feelings.Body connectiontaking in the majesty of life celestial palace inner self Humanity Body
Lu-4
Lu-5
He SeaWater Point
Jing Well Ying Spring Shu Stream Jing River He SeaQi FlowTonificationSedationspiritLetting Gomove oninner selfnew beginningstaking in the majesty of life celestial palace inner self Humanity Bodyinsufficient digestive firepartially digested foodlow energyDisorders of the stomach and intestines Eating and drinking Points on knee influence the fu (yang organs) Skin disorders
Lu-6
Xi-Cleft
pain acute conditionsallow tears to flow let go to move forward let go of old patterns purity of spirit capacity to let go fear of separation cry of sadness grief letting go of projects letting go of grief fear of letting go loss
Lu-7
Master PointKey PointLuo Point
EmotionsGuilt or GriefOriginal QiDisorders of the Abdomen Lumber region and back Head and nape Face and mouth Chest and lateral costal region ResuscitationHeadache Headache and speech Sinews arms hand skin Digestion Skin throat cold Speech anger eating Lumber pain stiffness of bones and sinews Constipation lumber pain knee Short breath groaning cramps Hip and leg pain Knee and leg Vision fright fits walkingallow tears to flow let go to move forward let go of old patterns purity of spirit capacity to let go fear of separation cry of sadness grief letting go of projects letting go of grief fear of letting go lossQi Flow
Lu-8
Jing RiverMetal Point
Virtue Negative Aspects of Self intimacy openness warm protected spontaneous control connection propriety (appropriate action) self mastery social interaction propriety external connection balance understanding of others understood by others discernment communication insight receptive valuable connected with heaven acting rightly pure inspired self worth letting go acknowledged alone sufficiency - having enough non-attached wisdom to treat myself well wisdom overcoming fear will driven clever able to rest full of life concentration focus meeting needs inside integrating myself into the wider world altruism reciprocity adaptability nourished understand myself true giving integrity interested in others adaptable giving and receiving self-esteem vision planning benevolent patient free flexible choice guarded vulnerable isolated unsafe betrayed hurt pained controllingJing Well Ying Spring Shu Stream Jing River He SeaQi FlowTonificationSedationallow tears to flow let go to move forward let go of old patterns purity of spirit capacity to let go fear of separation cry of sadness grief letting go of projects letting go of grief fear of letting go lossShort breath and asthma Speech and voice Sinews and bones
Lu-9
Spirit PointKey PointShu StreamYuan PointEarth Point
Letting Go TransformationQiLingJing Well Ying Spring Shu Stream Jing River He SeaQi FlowTonificationSedationEmotionsActivate SocNSOveractive SNSOveractive PNSOriginal Qitaking in the majesty of life celestial palace inner self Humanity Bodyassimilation life story vision of inner truth value truth true to inner child draw on roots grounded thinkingbalancing parts of bodybody systems Yin organs yang organs qi lung qi heart qi sinews tightness muscle pain joint pain blood vessels blood flow neck pain back pain spine pain lumber pain weakness contraction in limbs pain in limbsqizangyinfuyangbloodSinewsmusclesvesselsbonemarrowbrainFor Yin channels – for tonifying and harmonising their respective zang yin organsFor yang channels – treat disorders of their channel (not the fu) Heaviness of the body and pain of the joints Intermittent diseases such as malaria
Lu-10
Key PointYing SpringFire Point
Jing Well Ying Spring Shu Stream Jing River He SeaQi FlowTonificationSedationallow tears to flow let go to move forward let go of old patterns purity of spirit capacity to let go fear of separation cry of sadness grief letting go of projects letting go of grief fear of letting go lossHeat in body Diseases of the yang channels zang pathogens along channel and at distal end
Lu-11
Jing WellWood Point
Jing Well Ying Spring Shu Stream Jing River He SeaQi FlowTonificationSedationentitiesghostsBrain Integrationbrain Clearing heat restoring consciousness rescuing collapse excess and heat from distal end of channel Stagnation and fullness in chest Disorders of the spirit