Lung Problems

Health Issues/Symptoms Connections

"Lung Problems" Issue / Symptom Connections

Below you will find various relationships to, and potential clinical treatment approaches for lung problems.

Content Related to Lung Problems

It is critical to appreciate that in Chinese Medicine, treatment for "lung problems" is rarely focused on the symptoms exclusively. Alternatively, a practitioner is looking at the factors that led to the development of "lung problems" - i.e. the "cause(s)".

For non-practitioners, we recommend reading treating the "cause" and not the "symptoms" for more on the overall approach and the importance of the TCM diagnostic system in formulating treatment approaches.

Related Acupuncture Protocols

When developing an acupuncture protocol a practitioner is very often focusing on the causal diagnoses in Chinese Medicine terms, not on the condition itself. To illustrate and guide developing an acupuncture treatment for someone experiencing lung problems, this issue is referenced in the following acupuncture protocol section:

Some acupuncture points are considered "empirically" related to a specific condition or diagnostic pattern. While this would rarely, if ever, dictate the entire composition of a treatment, the following point should be considered, possibly even more so within the context of acupressure:

  • View ST 16 (Breast Window)

        4 cun lateral to the AML in the 3rd ICS.

        Chest tightness a/or pain, asthma, cough. Breast pain, abscess, mastitis. Swelling of the lips (with LV 3).

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