Supporting the Lungs with Meridian Massage

Lungs Lungs are the “Tender Organ”

The Lungs are vulnerable to fluctuations in temperature, air quality, and airborne pathogens. Because they are so vulnerable to outside conditions, the Lungs are said to be the most tender Organ in Chinese medicine.


Lungs are the Yin Organ pair to the Large Intestine

The Yang partner of the Lungs is the Large Intestine.
It is important to understand this pairing in order to know how to use Meridian Massage and acupressure points to relieve respiratory ailments and support the health of the Lungs. In general, use the points on the Yang meridians to clear out pathogens and relieve symptoms associated with the partnered Yin Organ.

Lungs and Large Intestine Yin and Yang Pair

In practice, this means we use acupoints on the Large Intestine meridian to relieve stuffy nose, coughs, phlegm, and fever associated with respiratory infections. After these symptoms resolve, we use points on the Lung meridian to nourish the Lungs in order to prevent future infections.

How to relieve symptoms and care for your Lungs:

Below are links to Big Tree articles related to the Lungs:







About The Author

Cindy Black

Cindy Black is the Founder of Big Tree School of Natural Healing and the author of Meridian Massage, Pathways to Vitality. She is appreciated for her ability to make the complex accessible, fun, and practical.


  • margot

    Reply Reply September 8, 2017

    thinking of you both.
    may you both be safe.
    may you beable to serve those you hold dear.
    may you both be safe.
    thank you for all your valuable information.

    • Cindy Black

      Reply Reply September 9, 2017

      Thank you dear Margot. May we all be safe and offer our best to others, just as you are now.

  • Julian Fleischer

    Reply Reply September 20, 2017

    Very usefull information! I really appreciate the stuff you put on that page! I am really interested in new massage techniques. Is it possible to support this site?

  • Renee winchester

    Reply Reply October 12, 2017

    How do I take this long case to help my asthma

    • Cindy Black

      Reply Reply October 12, 2017

      Hi Renee,

      I would consult with a local Acupuncture or Meridian Massage practitioner in order to get the best support.

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