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Although the Lung luo channel seems small, the point it starts from is one of the most important acupuncture points in the body.
To find out about luo, also called 'luo-connecting' channels, click here. This page, the one you're reading now, is specifically about the Lung luo channel.
Lung luo path extends from Lung 7 to the wrist, palm and thenar prominence. otherwise known as the ball of the thumb. It also connects to the channel of the Large Intestine.
Of course, each of those syndromes means much more to an acupuncturist. For example, the symptoms of Emptiness (frequent need to urinate and tendency to yawn) are much more than just those two conditions!
Emptiness has a whole range of other attributes which might include tiredness and low spirits, for example. Click here for more about this.
So ... signs of Lung luo channel emptiness are not uncommon in the elderly, who are frequently tired and often yawn because of poor sleep patterns, and are also often incontinent.
Unable to take as much exercise as they once did, their Lung qi diminishes, leading to a range of problems including those mentioned here.
Many of them come from the consequences of poor Lung qi.
So an acupuncturist might suggest that someone with this form of emptiness should move around more, walk more outside - preferably in the sun - and should not sit for long periods slumped in a chair, which compresses the lungs and makes Qi dissipate.
When walking they should try to walk fast enough to get out of breath. When sitting they should do so upright. If they take this sort of advice, they'll last longer.
Equally, if someone so advised cannot or will not take the advice, even good acupuncture won't overcome the results of poor lung-care.
If you live in the Edinburgh area of Scotland, where the author of this site (and of the books described below) works, click on Edinburgh Acupuncturist.
If you live elsewhere, click on BAcC.
Please note! The Kindle editions are less easy to read!
I'm gradually improving this, but 'Qi Stagnation' and 'Yin Deficiency' still remain to be re-edited.
Although the paper editions cost more, they are much easier to read and to refer back and forth to the contents and index.
Here are some of the books Jonathan has written:
Still only one comment, though personally I think this is my best book so far.
Published 1986 and, amazingly, still selling. Was apparently used back then by at least one acupuncture college to help students understand Chinese medicine!
No comments yet: just published. (Despite the lurid cover, it explains the five main types of phlegm and what works best for each type. I hope it's easy to read and will be much more useful than all the websites on the subject.)
3000 years of Chinese being stressed, and at last, here's a book showing how all that experience can help you!
By the author of this website, it explains in simple English how to use stress to improve and enhance your life.
NB You can also order 'Qi Stagnation - Signs of Stress' from your bookseller.
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