According to Oriental medicine, the lungs are one of the Yin organs and govern respiration and the Qi (air), with. Pure Qi being inhaled and unclean Qi being exhaled. One of the lungs’ function is to descend and diffuse the Qi (air), as well as the body fluids along. With the defensive Qi. Lungs open to the nose and control the skin. INTESTINE


Diet plays a very important role in lung function. The excess consumption of cold and raw food can form internal dampness and phlegm.

The large intestine, as part of the Yang organs, is related to the lungs. Its function is to control the passage of food and waste from the small as well as the absorption of fluids and discharge of waste. For example, when exposed to excessive cold for long periods of time, the large intestine may experience diarrhea and abdominal pain.

Proper diet is crucial for the correct functioning of the large intestine.

The lungs and large intestine have an important relationship, meaning that any injury to the large intestine can cause the lungs to overload with phlegm causing reactions such as allergies, asthma or rhinitis.

At Behavioral Wellness Center we can guide you and give you treatment to help balance your body and keep you healthy and happy. With techniques like acupuncture, nutrition, cupping, herbal prescription, Tai Chi and Qi Gong guidance, we can help you with your needs. Call our office to make an appointment.

by Consuelo Camarillo de Gonzalez Lic. A.C.

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