Supporting the Lungs with Meridian Massage
Lungs are the “Tender Organ”
The Lungs are vulnerable to fluctuations in temperature, air quality, and airborne pathogens. Because they are so vulnerable to outside conditions, the Lungs are said to be the most tender Organ in Chinese medicine.
Lungs are the Yin Organ pair to the Large Intestine
The Yang partner of the Lungs is the Large Intestine.
It is important to understand this pairing in order to know how to use Meridian Massage and acupressure points to relieve respiratory ailments and support the health of the Lungs. In general, use the points on the Yang meridians to clear out pathogens and relieve symptoms associated with the partnered Yin Organ.
In practice, this means we use acupoints on the Large Intestine meridian to relieve stuffy nose, coughs, phlegm, and fever associated with respiratory infections. After these symptoms resolve, we use points on the Lung meridian to nourish the Lungs in order to prevent future infections.
How to relieve symptoms and care for your Lungs:
Below are links to Big Tree articles related to the Lungs:
- Points to open the nasal passages
- Ponts to relieve coughs and headaches
- Points to relieve heat – fever
- Preventing respiratory infections – zip up your Qi Jacket
- Herbal formula for the Lungs
- Lung Meridian
- Large Intestine Meridian