Lung Dryness

TCM Diagnostic Pattern

Lung Dryness TCM Pattern Connections

Below you will find various relationships to the concept of and potential approaches for lung dryness.

The primary diagnostic signs for lung dryness involve

Tongue: Dry.
Pulse: Empty, possibly Floating.

Note that in Chinese Medicine theory, treatment is generally directed towards "lung dryness" and other patterns the individual may be presenting with. Issues may arise from other layered patterns and/or from other issues. Treatment approaches are akin to unravelling an onion, with the goal of resolving the root factor involved in the constellation of resulting issues. The current and historical array of issues and signs must be taken into consideration as well as the timing of the onset of each individual aspect.

Lung Dryness is one of many possible underlying factors from a TCM perspective for health issues, such as bronchiectasis, cough, tracheobronchitis, wheezing (dyspnea) among others, often involving layered combinations of issues.

Additionally, any of the above conditions may be involved with other patterns. Hence the web of relationships that Chinese Medicine is designed to approach.

Associated Content, Writings and Products

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 guide you towards treatment potentials, lung dryness is referenced in the following acupuncture protocol sections:

  • acupuncture for common cold - treatment protocols
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  • acupuncture for cough - treatment protocols
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    Some acupuncture points are considered "empirically" related to a specific diagnostic patter or condition. While this would rarely, if ever, dictate the entire composition of a treatment, the following points should be considered, possibly even more so within the context of acupressure:

  • LU 3 (Celestial Storehouse)
    3 cun below the axillary fold on the radial side of the bic…
    Window of the Sky Point, regulates head/body Qi flow - goit…
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  • LU 6 (Collection Hole)
    7 cun above LU 9 on the line joining LU 5 and LU 9.
    Xi Cleft Point - for Acute attacks of OPI's, usually wind-h…
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  • LU 10 (Fish Border)
    On the radial aspect of the 1st metacarpal at the midpoint …
    Clear Excess or Deficiency Heat from the LU Channel and Org…
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