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2018-05-29
Lung Meridian of Hand-Taiyin and Health Qigong
Lung meridian of hand-taiyin starts from middle-energizer and its running course direction starts at chest and ends at hand and connects with large intestine meridian of hand-yangming. Specific course: starts from abdomen and connects large intestine downward, then return, along upper mouth of stomach passes through diaphragm, passes into lung, along weasand and throat arrives at external upper side of chest walls, transversely extends to axilla, then along leading edge of upper arm downward arrives at elbow, along forearm radialis downward accesses wrist, along palm radialis extends to external tail end of thumb. Branches disengage at upper part of processus styloideus radii of posterior wrist, then along one side of opisthenar V-shaped webbed area between your thumb and index finger, extends to external tail end of thumb and connects with large intestine meridian of hand-yangming.

Viscera organs that are connected with lung meridian of hand-taiyin are lung, large intestine and stomach which mainly treat diseases of respiratory system, such as cough, asthma, swollen sore throat, hemoptysis, distending pain in chest and diseases related to running course of meridians such as shoulder and back pain, bent pain of elbow, wrist pain and others. The meridian has 11 acupuncture points. Acupuncture points subject to stimulus of Health Qigong are mainly: Zhongfu, Yunmen, Chize, Taiyuan, Shaoshang point.

In eighty-eight exercise movements of Health Qigong, the following actions play vital stimulus roles to lung meridian of hand-taiyin and main acupoint: Showing Talons and Spreading Wings in Yi Jin Jing that repeatedly opens and closes Yunmen, Zhongfu point; Pulling Nine Cows by Their Tails in Yi Jin Jing that turning back shoulder stimulates Feishu point and regulates cardiopulmonary; Monkey Exercise in Wu Qin Xi that shrugging shoulders, sinking shoulders and opening, closing chest enhances respiratory function; Bird Exercise in Wu Qin Xi that arching back and lifting arm, closely tightening up thumb and index finger in upwarp; Si Exercise in Liu Zi Jue for exhalation of foul smell in the lung; Posing as an Archer Shooting Both Left- and Right-handed in Ba Duan Jin that keeping the position by drawing a bow regulates air in lung channel; Rub Backbone in Da Wu that lateral bending, rubbing backbone dredges Lung Qi; Drawing a Bow in Mawangdui Daoyin Shu that idiodynamics passes Zhongfu, Chize, Shaoshang point in lung channel when doing the movement of spreading out arms and bending a bow; Rotating Winches in Shi Er Duan Jin that raising and bending wrist stimulates three-yin meridians of hand and three-yang meridians of hand; Beginning of Heaven's Creation and Double Fish Hung on the Wall in Daoyin Yangshenggong Shi Er Fa that stretching out arms and chest dredges lung channel; Old Horse Is Stabled and Phoenix Salutes the People in Daoyin Yangshenggong Shi Er Fa that stretching out chest and bending two hands; Old Horse Is Stabled in Daoyin Yangshenggong Shi Er Fa that bending wrist and finger for massaging Tianyuan point, source point of lung channel; Boatman Rows with an Oar and Iron Stick Calms the Sea in Taiji Yangsheng Zhang that rotating wrist by holding oar stimulates source point of wrist.

(By Gong Lihui)

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