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How good impacts Lungs

There is a saying in TICM: The Earth element creates dampness and the Metal element stores it. Ever wake up with excess phlegm or realise you can't stop coughing after you eat something in particular? This may be your body alerting you to dampness accumulation.

Earth element associated organs: Stomach and Spleen.

Metal element associated organs: Lung and Large Intestine.

Dampness, one of the six pathogenic factors or six evils in TICM, is created in a weakened or impaired digestive system. Dampness is heavy and thick and is where toxins like to hide. Through letting go you will feel lighter both physically and mentally. Dampness is stored in:

Lungs: phlegm coming up while coughing. This will happen especially after eating foods that are harder to digest, such as greasy foods, cold drinks, or dairy like ice cream.

Large Intestine: sticky stools, difficult to clean up stool, diarrhea with food undigested and mucus lined stools, rumbling in the Stomach.

Focus on nourishing the Spleen. Eat regular and consistent, healthy meals. Focus on whole grains like rice with vegetables and quality proteins and fats. Remove foods that cause dampness like dairy, greasy foods, fried foods, cold drinks. Think about it like this: if your digestion can't break it down, it will create dampness.

Use herbal formulae’s strengthen the Spleen and Lung systems.

Yi Yi Ren (Jobs Tears) drains dampness and helps conditions like rosacea, oedema, puffiness.

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