The Fall season connects to Lung and Large Intestine health. During this season, we often experience dry, chapped hands and respiratory conditions attributed to seasonal allergies. Follow these three quick tips for better Lung health this season:
Tip 1: Stay inside on windy days. The tissue organ associated with the Lung is the skin. Your skin is your largest organ, it’s also the one most easily exposed to Nature’s elements. Wind and cold are pathogens that can enter through the skin and lead to internal imbalances. Cover up!
Tip 2: Moisturize with honey! The Lung disperses Qi to the tissues between the muscles and the skin. It also adds moisture to the skin. In addition, regular bowel movements are a sign that your Lung and Large Intestine are in balance. Adding honey to your diet will moisturize the Lung and Large Intestine and help them to function at their potential. You’ll see improvement in both your skin’s texture and your elimination habits.
Tip 3: Practice Energy Gate #1. Massage Large Intestine 4, or Energy Gate #1. This powerful acupuncture point is used to address just about any issue of the head, mouth and upper body, including wrinkles, sinus issues, acne and headaches. It also helps to calm the jitters, so you can wind down after a taxing day. Energy Gate #1 is located where the index finger bone forms a “V” with the thumb bone. Massage this point with your opposite thumb to allow a maximum amount of Qi to flow through the meridians.