Lung Yin Deficiency

TCM Diagnostic Pattern

Lung Yin Deficiency TCM Pattern Connections

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

Lung Yin Deficiency is one of many possible underlying factors from a TCM perspective for health issues such as coronary artery disease, cough, diabetes type ii, heat stroke, lung cancer, systemic lupus erythematosus (sle), and/or tuberculosis.

The above issues are common examples. In clinical situations, however, there are any number of other possibilities. Many times there will be a layered combination of issues intermixed from a variety of causal patterns in TCM terms. While initially complex, this is illustrative of the the web of relationships that Chinese Medicine is designed to approach.

General TCM Diagnostic Signs

Tongue: Red, no coat, probably peeled, horizontal cracks in the LU area possible.
Pulse: Thin, rapid or Floating, empty.

Treatment approaches are often 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.

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 guide you towards treatment potentials, lung yin deficiency is referenced in the following acupuncture protocol section:

Related Acupuncture Points

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:

  • View LU 9 (Great Abyss)

        At the wrist crease on the radial side of the radial artery.

        Tonify LU Qi and Yin - cough, asthma, wheezing, SOB, chronic runny nose w/watery discharge. Palpitations. Wrist pain, arm pain along meridian. Hui Meeting Point of the Vessls - circulation issues, clarifying an indescernible pulse (for …
  • View UB 13 (Lung Shu)

        1.5 cun lateral to GV 12, level with T3.

        Main point for all Lung related issues from a TCM perspective - tonifies LU Qi and Yin: cough, asthma, bronchitis, sore throat, nasal congestion, shortness of breath, weakness of the voice, consumption, steaming bone disorder, etc. Useful…

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