Collection: The Lung Channel in TCM
What is the Lung Channel in TCM?
The Lung channel in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is one of the 12 main channels or meridians in the body. It is associated with the element of Metal and the organ of the Lungs, and is believed to govern the skin, muscles, and respiratory system. The Lung channel is also responsible for controlling the diffusion and descent of qi (vital energy) and fluids in the body, and may be used to treat a variety of health conditions.
How is the Lung Channel Used in TCM?
The Lung channel is often used in TCM to treat conditions related to the skin, muscles, and respiratory system, such as allergies, asthma, and skin disorders. It may be stimulated through the use of acupuncture, acupressure, and herbal remedies. Acupuncture points along the Lung channel may be used to regulate qi and blood flow, clear heat and toxins, and support the body's natural healing process. Herbs that are commonly used to tonify or nourish the Lung channel include those that are sweet, moistening, and tonifying, such as rehmannia root, astragalus, and licorice root.