Theory

Diagnostic Information and Acupuncture and Herbal Treatment of Lung Qi Deficiency


Lung Qi Deficiency - Basics

Fatigue, SOB, weak voice, spontaneous daytime sweating, catch colds easily/frequently, pale complexion.

Pale, slightly swollen.

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Lung Qi Deficiency - Related Acupuncture Points

The following (11) acupuncture points may be useful for lung qi deficiency. 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 Qi Deficiency - Formulas From Our Store

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


Lung Qi Deficiency - Questions

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Lung Qi Deficiency - Related Chinese Herbs

The following (1) chinese herb may be useful for lung qi deficiency. When available, relevant formulas will appear below and/or in the store listings above.



The following (6) TCM Herbal Formulas May Be Useful For Lung Qi Deficiency

Bi Yan Wan

  • Nose Inflammation Tablets
    • For acute or chronic rhinitis resulting from the combination of lung qi deficiency and phlegm accumulation.
    • Runny nose, sneezing, congestion due to phlegm.
    • Can be used to treat for general cold or flu symptoms due to phlegm and wind.
  • Treat Phlegm
  • Transform Phlegm and Extinguish Wind

Bu Zhong Yi Qi Wan

  • Tonify the Middle and Augment the Qi Formula
    • Coldness of the limbs, borborygmus with loose stools or diarrhea due to spleen yang deficiency.
    • Spontaneous or easy sweating, general fatigue, changes in appetite due to spleen qi deficiency.
    • Pale complexion and preference for warm food or drinks due to spleen yang and qi deficiency.
    • Shortness of breath and noticable lack of desire to speak may present if both spleen and stomach qi are weak.
    • This formula is also commonly used for prolasped organs.
  • Tonify
  • Tonify the Qi
  • Cautions
    • Use with caution for yin deficient patients.

Sheng Mai San Wan

Sheng Mai Yin Wan

  • Replenish Pulse Pills
    • Dry mouth, dry skin, dark or scanty urine from yin and fluid deficiency.
    • Fatigue, shortness of breath, and spontaneous sweating.
  • Tonify
  • Tonify the Qi
  • Cautions
    • Use with caution for patients that present with heat signs.

Te Xiao Bi Min Gan Wan

  • Specially Effective Nasal Allergy Pills
    • Generally useful for a range of allergy symptoms - seasonal allergies, rhinitis, sinusitis, dry or watery eyes, sinus headaches, etc.  Can be used both as a preventative and as a symptomatic aid for allergies.
  • Tonify
  • Tonify the Qi

Yu Ping Feng Wan

  • Jade Windscreen Formula
    • Frequent colds, flus, chronic bronchitis - general low immunity to common infections.
    • Spontaneous sweating, aversion to wind and/or cold.
    • With appropriate diagnosis may be used to treat acute facial paralysis/Bell's Palsy.
  • Stabilize and Bind
  • Stabilize the Exterior and the Lungs
  • Cautions
    • Use with caution with patients presenting with yin deficiency.
    • Do not use for spontaneous sweating due to an exterior syndrome - only for sweating due to wei qi deficiency.

Lung Qi Deficiency - Conditions and Possibilities

The Chinese Medicine treatment of lung qi deficiency 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 16 conditions may arise from lung qi deficiency . Each condition is listed with other possible patterns to expand diagnostic possibilities.

ConditionsOther Possible Patterns
Bedwetting¤ Heart Yin Deficiency ¤ Spleen Qi Deficiency ¤ Kidney Yin Deficiency ¤ Bladder Damp Heat ¤ Blood Stagnation 
Bronchitis¤ Lung Wind Invasion - Wind Heat ¤ Lung Wind Invasion - Wind Cold ¤ Lung Dampness - Phlegm Cold ¤ Lung Dampness - Phlegm Heat ¤ Spleen Qi Deficiency ¤ Spleen Yang Deficiency ¤ Kidney Yang Deficiency 
Congestive Heart Failure¤ Heart Qi Deficiency ¤ Heart Yang Deficiency ¤ Kidney Yang Deficiency ¤ Phlegm Stagnation ¤ Blood Stagnation 
Coronary Artery Disease¤ Heart Qi Deficiency ¤ Heart Yang Deficiency ¤ Heart Yin Deficiency ¤ Lung Yin Deficiency ¤ Stomach Yin Deficiency ¤ Heart Yang Collapse ¤ Stomach Qi Deficiency ¤ Blood Stagnation 
Cough¤ Lung Wind Invasion - Wind Heat ¤ Lung Wind Invasion - Wind Cold ¤ Lung Dampness - Phlegm Cold ¤ Lung Dampness - Phlegm Heat ¤ Lung Yin Deficiency ¤ Lung Dryness 
Diabetes Type II¤ Heart Qi Deficiency ¤ Heart Yin Deficiency ¤ Lung Yin Deficiency ¤ Stomach Fire ¤ Stomach Yin Deficiency ¤ Kidney Qi Deficiency ¤ Kidney Yang Deficiency ¤ Kidney Yin Deficiency ¤ Stomach Qi Deficiency ¤ Blood Stagnation 
Emphysema¤ Lung Wind Invasion - Wind Cold ¤ Lung Dampness - Phlegm Heat ¤ Spleen Qi Deficiency ¤ Kidney Qi Deficiency ¤ Phlegm Stagnation ¤ Blood Stagnation 
Heat Stroke¤ Liver Wind ¤ Heart Qi Deficiency ¤ Heart Yin Deficiency ¤ Lung Yin Deficiency ¤ Stomach Yin Deficiency ¤ Stomach Qi Deficiency ¤ Shen Disturbance 
Hypotension (Low Blood Pressure)¤ Heart Yang Deficiency ¤ Spleen Qi Deficiency ¤ Spleen Yang Deficiency ¤ Kidney Yang Deficiency ¤ Spleen Blood Deficiency ¤ Spleen Qi Sinking 
Incontinence¤ Spleen Qi Deficiency ¤ Bladder Damp Heat ¤ Kidney Jing Deficiency ¤ Blood Stagnation 
Lung Cancer¤ Lung Dampness - Phlegm Cold ¤ Lung Dampness - Phlegm Heat ¤ Lung Yin Deficiency ¤ Spleen Qi Deficiency ¤ Kidney Yin Deficiency ¤ Blood Stagnation 
Pneumothorax¤ Liver Qi Stagnation ¤ Lung Wind Invasion - Wind Cold ¤ Lung Dampness - Phlegm Heat ¤ Spleen Qi Deficiency ¤ Liver Blood Stagnation ¤ Phlegm Stagnation 
Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE)¤ Liver Qi Stagnation ¤ Heart Qi Deficiency ¤ Heart Blood Deficiency ¤ Heart Yin Deficiency ¤ Lung Yin Deficiency ¤ Spleen Qi Deficiency ¤ Spleen Yang Deficiency ¤ Stomach Yin Deficiency ¤ Kidney Yang Deficiency ¤ Stomach Qi Deficiency 
Tinnitus¤ Liver Fire ¤ Spleen Qi Deficiency ¤ Kidney Yin Deficiency ¤ Liver Yin Deficiency ¤ Spleen Qi Sinking ¤ Phlegm Stagnation 
Tonsillitis¤ Liver and Gallbladder Damp Heat ¤ Lung Dampness - Phlegm Heat ¤ Phlegm Stagnation 
Wheezing (Dyspnea)¤ Lung Wind Invasion - Wind Heat ¤ Lung Wind Invasion - Wind Cold ¤ Lung Dampness - Phlegm Cold ¤ Lung Dampness - Phlegm Heat ¤ Spleen Qi Deficiency ¤ Kidney Qi Deficiency ¤ Lung Dryness 



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