What is the importance of the Lung to one’s health?
The Lung’s major functions include maintaining healthy immune defenses against pathogens, as well as circulating Qi and fluids throughout the body.
Emotionally and physically, the Lung (along with its organ partner, the Large Intestine), is responsible for helping you “let go” of whatever you don’t need, from life experiences to emotions to actual metabolic by-products.
Many foods have an essence that supports the Lung and its partner, the Large Intestine, especially spicy, white foods. An acupuncturist might regularly prescribe these foods for patients when trying to build strong Lung function.
Some ways to take care of your Lung:
Practice the most powerful Qigong movement from our popular wellness and weight loss program, “The Dragon Stands Between Heaven and Earth”.
Standing with feet shoulder-width apart and your knees slightly bent, raise your arms to chest level, and make two fists. Point your thumbs toward each other about six inches in front of you. Relax your arms and shoulders, but keep your hands at this height. Take a few deep breaths. Close your eyes, and imagine you are a dragon standing between Heaven and Earth.Hold this posture as long as you can. This not only strengthens Lung energy but also increases your overall energy levels in your body, giving you extra Qi for healing and living!