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Yin or Yang: Yin
Time of Day: 3-5 am
Body Part: Blood Oxygen Levels
Sensory Basis: Exteroceptive
Healing Tone: SSSSS
Personality Group: Physical
Associated Muscles: Pectoralis Major, Anterior Deltoids, Biceps Brachii
Balancing Meridian: Large Intestine
High Traits: Lung In Your Personality
The lung meridian is the ultimate leader, who employs a healthy balance of truth and power to help others achieve their highest potential. This type is a great protector and guardian. They have the deepest feelings of all the types, which allows them to be vulnerable as well as intoxicating. They highly value the truth.
Low Traits: Lung In Your Personality
On the flip side, the lung meridian can be passive-aggressive, overly bossy, and tyrannical. Their deep capacity for emotion can lead to extreme emotions such as blind rage, intolerance, and other erratic behaviors as they oscillate from one emotion to another.
Western Medicine Function of the Lung
The lung is primarily responsible for providing the body with oxygen and releasing “used” air made up of carbon dioxide and toxins.
Eastern Medicine Function of the Lung
The lungs in Traditional Chinese Medicine control Qi and breathing. Emotionally, the lung meridian is essential for incorporating new ideas and concepts. It absorbs what is useful and releases what we no longer need. “Wei Qi” is also created in the lungs; this defensive Qi provides an energetic immune system-like barrier to protect against illness and disease.
Learn more about the Lung in Part 1 Exercises for Healthy Meridians.
Physical Lung Symptoms
Fatigue and/or low energy
Hay fever and/or allergies
Stiff neck and/or shoulders
Stiff upper back
Weak immune system
Emotional Lung Symptoms (Eastern View)
Inability to let go
Lack of inspiration
Poor sense of smell
Psoriasis or eczema
Shortness of breath
Sneezing Soft and/or weak voice