Autumn is the season ruled by the LUNGS in Chinese Medicine.
The LUNGS are in charge of breathing and respiration, circulation of oxygen throughout the body (also called ‘qi’) and also rules over our skin, the large intestine, the nose, and the emotion of GRIEF.
Lungs are the METAL element in Chinese medicine.
In addition, the lungs are closely related to our ‘wei qi’ or ‘defensive qi’ (our immune system) and healthy WEI QI keeps us resilient to germs, cold, and flu. Keeping our defenses up and our wei qi nourished is important during the Fall to protect our lungs from illness as we move into cold and flu season.
Some things to watch out for that are telltale signs that your Lungs need nourishing and your metal element needs balancing can include:
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