As practitioners of life cultivation, we use the inner vision technique to feel our inner organs to find out if they are abnormal physiologically or functionally. Once we find the organ that is going bad, we can then try to return it to normal operation as soon as possible, using the various Mustang Cultivation Techniques. This will help us to maintain the health of our body without resorting to medication or surgical operation in later days.
In a previous article, we have briefly discussed each of the important organs as a learning reference. Now we will discuss in depth how we apply the inner vision technique to find out what is wrong with each of our organs. Now we will talk about the lungs.
04 The Lungs
The lung is located in the thoracic cavity, and it is at the highest position among the viscera. The lobes of the lungs are delicate, intolerant of cold and heat, and are easily invaded by evil.
The lungs and the large intestine are a reflection of each other.
02 Physiological functions
The lungs govern air and respiration. The lungs govern propagating and descending. The lungs govern water channels. The lungs are opened to the outside via the nose. The lungs influence the skin of the body. The beauty of the lungs is in the hair.
The lungs govern our breathing and the vital-energy flow inside our body.
The lungs are the main organ for the exchange of air inside and outside of our body. Through the lungs, the human body inhales clear air from nature and exhales turbid air in our body, thereby ensuring the normal progress of human metabolism. If the function of the lung is abnormal due to pathogens, there may be respiratory symptoms such as coughing, wheezing, and difficulty in breathing.
The lungs govern the vital-energy flow inside our body. It means that the lungs have the function of presiding over and regulating the vital-energy associated with each of the organs of our body.
First of all, the lungs are involved in the generation of the main-energy, which is formed by combining oxygen inhaled by the lungs and the nutrients that are transported and transformed by the spleen and stomach.
Second, the lungs regulate the flow of vital-energy throughout the whole body. The rhythmic breathing of the lungs plays an important role in regulating the movement of vital-energy throughout the body.
Therefore, if the lungs fail to function properly, it will affect the generation of the main-energy and the energy flow throughout the whole body, manifesting as shortness of breath, low voice, fatigue, etc.
03 Main functions
The main functions of the lungs are the propagating and emitting of energy. It helps the lung-energy to move upward, outward, ascending, propagating, and radiating. It also helps to spread the protective-energy, the body fluid, and nutrients all over the body and as far as our skin and hair, and to nourish our body including the muscles and skin.
The lungs also govern the purging, purifying and descending functions. The lungs control the descending functions in three aspects. First, it inhales fresh air from nature. Second, it disperses the inhaled clean air and the body fluid and nutrients from the spleen downward. Third, it cleans the lungs and respiratory tract to keep the airway clean.
The propagating and descending functions of the lungs are two opposite aspects. If the two functions are out of balance, we will see symptoms of stagnation of lung-energy or depletion of lung-energy, manifested as coughing, wheezing, chest tightness, etc.
The lungs govern the opening and regulation of water channels within our body. The lungs’ promotion and subduing play a role in dredging and regulating the metabolism of water and fluids in our body.
It is mainly reflected in the following two aspects. First, the lungs help to distribute body fluids and nutrients throughout the body, but also controls the opening and closing of the stomach and regulates the excretion of sweat. Second, the lung-energy helps to continuously transport the water in the body downward, through the gasification of the kidneys and bladder, to generate urine and excrete it from the body.
Therefore, it is said that the lungs govern the flow of water and the lungs are the source of water. If the function of the lungs is abnormal, the distribution and excretion of water will be hindered, and there will be difficulty in urination, edema and phlegm.
The lungs open to the nose. The nose is the portal of the lungs, and is the passage for air to enter and exit. The nose regulates ventilation and the sense of smell, all of which depend on the function of the lungs to maintain. When the function of lung-energy is reconciled, the ventilation function of the nose is normal and the sense of smell is sensitive. Some lesions of the lung can often affect the nose, resulting in a variety of pathological manifestations, such as nasal congestion and runny nose, no smell or epistaxis.
The lungs are represented by the skin, and their beauty is in the hair.
Our hair, including skin, sweat glands, vellus hairs and other tissues are on the surface of our body. It depends on the nourishment and moisturization of the protective-energy and body fluids. It becomes a barrier against the invasion of external evils.
The beauty of the lungs is shown off by the hair. It means that the lungs can transmit body fluids, spread out protective-energy in the hair, make the skin moist, the muscles dense, and its ability to resist external evils is enhanced. If the lung-energy is deficient, the body surface is not solid, and the body often sweats spontaneously, and the resistance decreases and it is easy to catch a cold.
Since the lungs and the hair are related, the invasion of the air by exogenous pathogens often affects the function of the lungs and leads to corresponding lesions.
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