Lung Yang deficiency is not often described in the literature. That’s because it’s not really very different to Lung Qi deficiency in both symptoms and methods of treatment.
However, there is a difference of emphasis because being yang deficient there is a lack of warmth and of regulating other Lung functions.
Yang type energy is warming, moving and controlling, so when you have deficient yang conditions you get absence of warming and healthy movement, and absence of controlling. (Actually, yang is much more than just warming, moving and controlling: it’s destructive and creative and far more besides. Read more about this under yin and yang.)
Let’s look at Lung functions and see how this might work when you have Lung Yang deficiency.
NB Some examples come under several headings so you’ll see them repeated. Remember, quite a few of these symptoms also occur with Lung qi deficiency. Also, you may find that some symptoms or signs occur under unexpected headings, but Chinese medicine works with ideas and symbols and so symptoms can relate to an idea and several aspects of an idea.
With Lung Yang deficiency you might get:
So with weak Lung yang you may expect problems covered by where your acupuncture channels run, such as:
This spreading of Qi includes defending your body, especially your lung organs and your skin against passing infections, (the Chinese medical term is wei qi)
With Lung yang deficiency:
So when Lung Yang is deficient, this descending works less well, for example:
When your Lung functions properly your skin is healthy and moist and heals quickly from minor cuts and abrasions: your hair should be lustrous and shiny, in obvious good health.
With deficient Lung Yang:
This is the more creative side of yang, so with weak Lung yang:
With Lung Yang deficiency: –
Some or all of the following can help:
Both the following syndromes can adversely affect Lung function and Lung Yang:
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