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John Mac Posted - 25/3/2020 10:37:32
How to keep my airway and lung healthier ?
TCM Posted - 1/4/2020 18:41:57
According to Chinese holistic view, the lungs together with the airway, throat, nose, body hair and skin form an important functional unit that not only is responsible for air exchange, but also for body fluid metabolism, blood circulation, the autonomic nervous and immune functions. http://www.shen-nong.com/eng/principles/holism.html#1

The lungs connect externally with the skin and hair to disseminate protective qi over the body's surface, forming the first barrier against the invasion of exogenous pathogens.

The lungs are vulnerable organs in which the flow of qi can easily be disturbed, leading to cough or other health problems. Appropriate self management is crucial, some protective suggestions include:
1.Diet: http://www.shen-nong.com/eng/lifestyles/health_tips_for_different_body_constitutions_of_tcm.html#2
2.Exercise: http://www.shen-nong.com/eng/lifestyles/tcmrole_health_maintenance_8brocade.html
3.Avoid long term grief and anxiety moods that can consume the lung-qi, and cause low spirits, have difficulty in breathing and experience lassitude.
4.Massage: http://www.shen-nong.com/eng/treatment/massage_acupressure_techniques_health_chest.html
5.Cold bath: http://www.shen-nong.com/eng/treatment/coldbaths.html