If you have Heart and Lung Qi deficiency, then at some point you’ve had a period of intense sadness, worry or grieving. It could have been other emotions such as from frustration, but these would have just exacerbated the underlying emotional state.
Joyousness and playfulness are probably not your main temperamental pattern!
There are other reasons too, see below.
As you might expect, Heart and Lung Qi deficiency has symptoms of both Heart Qi deficiency and Lung Qi deficiency.
These energy organs lie in your chest. This space is as vital in Chinese as it is in Western medicine.
When the basic ingredients of blood are put together in the abdomen they do not yet constitute the substance that, in Chinese medicine,is called Blood. (Read more about this here.)
In Chinese medicine, your blood (lower case) acquires its special quality only when it acquires it from your Lungs and Heart energy organs. The Lungs provide Qi and the Heart provides life.
So if, for whatever reason, the Heart and Lung Qi is deficient, you will lack Qi and ‘life’, in the sense of liveliness or spiritedness. (Not Spirituality – that’s something quite else!)
The following symptoms are seldom experienced by everyone with this Heart and Lung Qi deficiency syndrome. I’ve marked in bold the main ones.
Underlying this syndrome of Heart and Lung qi deficiency is your constitution. In other words, blame your parents and their parents and their p…
But cheer up, you can probably get yourself better and live longer than any of them, with a bit care and attention.
However, if before you were conceived your parents smoked heavily or had lung problems; if they were both overworked or overwraught when you were conceived and your mother was often tired or underfed during your pregnancy, then your constitution will suffer.
In that case you may be more susceptible to this and other syndromes. You may like to read our pages on the Disease Process and on Suppression. Then read the page on Primary and Secondary Actions. Sorry, lots to read.
Other important factors leading up to this syndrome include:
The main things that make Heart and Lung Qi deficiency even worse are:
If Qi fails to circulate in your body properly, especially in your chest, this can lead to Qi stagnation and then Blood stasis.
These produce, eventually, especially when you become not just Qi deficient but Yang deficient too (the first leads on to the second) to Western-described diseases like angina and Heart attack.
However, that’s not all. When Qi is deficient it leads to other blockages and stagnations that may affect your
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