Diagnostic Information and Acupuncture and Herbal Treatment of Lung Dryness

Lung Dryness - Basics

Not as severe as LU Yin Deficiency, dry cough, dry throat, hoarseness, dry skin.


Empty, possibly Floating.

Lung Dryness - Related Acupuncture Points

The following (3) acupuncture points may be useful for lung dryness. A subset of these could potentially be useful with acupressure stimulation and/or tongren therapy methods as well.

Generally treatment would be based on the TCM patterns listed above instead of selecting points by function alone, (see general points selection rules.)

Lung Dryness - Formulas From Our Store

The following herbal formulas are potentially useful in the process of treating lung dryness. For a complete list from our store with more details see our lung dryness formula section.

Lung Dryness - Questions

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The following (2) TCM Herbal Formulas May Be Useful For Lung Dryness

Gu Ben Wan

  • Replenish the Root Teapills
    • Dryness from yin deficiency - dry skin, dry eyes, dry cough, dry stools/constipation.
    • Fatigue, difficulty concentrating, restlessness, possible anxiety.
    • Other yin deficient symptoms such as night sweats, hot flashes.
  • Treat Dryness
  • Enrich the Yin and Moisten Dryness
  • Cautions
    • Use with caution during pregnancy.
    • Use with caution with patients that present with spleen qi deficiency.

Sha Shen Mai Dong Wan

  • Glehnia and Ophiopogonis Decoction
    • Important formula for stomach yin deficiency - benefits the stomach and the lungs - a range of digestive issues (gastritis, epigastric pain), possibly with dry throat, thirst and/or cough.
    • Diabetes - particularly with signs of dryness.
    • A range of lung related issues - lung cancer, pneumonia, cough/wheezing.
  • Treat Dryness
  • Gently Disperse and Moisten Dryness

Lung Dryness - Conditions and Possibilities

The Chinese Medicine treatment of lung dryness generally involves being certain that this pattern is the proper diagnosis. Each pattern may have multiple conditions and each condition may arise from one or more patterns (see treating the cause and not the symptoms).

The following 4 conditions may arise from lung dryness . Each condition is listed with other possible patterns to expand diagnostic possibilities.

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