The Lung and Large Intestine Meridians
The Lung and Large Intestine are paired Yin and Yang meridians. The Lung meridian is Yin, it’s Yang partner is the Large Intestine meridian. These two meridians are also categorized within the Metal Element.
For any given pairing, the Yang meridian is more often used to clear things out of the associated system, whereas the Yin meridian is used to support the strength of the associated Yin organ. The respiratory system is clearly connected to the lungs. From the Classical Chinese Medical perspective, the Lung Organ System includes the lungs, the nose, sinuses and all of the breathing passages.
Relieve cold and flu symptoms
Due to the Yin – Yang pairing of the Lung and Large Intestine meridian, we can understand why Large Intestine points are frequently used to alleviate symptoms related to the respiratory system such as coughs and congestion.
- Use the Large Intestine meridian and points to deal with symptoms related to the lungs, such as a cold, flu or seasonal allergies.
- Use the Lung meridian and points to fortify the lungs in order to prevent catching that cold in the first place.