Lung peak time is 3 am to 5 am – Large intestine is 5 am to 7 am
Color Association: off white – Season most active: fall
Negative emotions: lung- grief
Large intestine: uptight
Positive emotions: lung- joy, enthusiasm
Large intestine- moving forward freely
Essential Oils: lung- orange, eucalyptus
Large intestine- cypress, wintergreen
- LU 1-2 Coughing, chest congestion, shortness of breath, chest pain, grief
- LU 3-4 Inside upper-arm pain, poor memory, low oxygen
- LU 6 Inside lower-arm pain, elbow pain, arm swelling
- LU 7 Carpal tunnel syndrome, thumb pain, swelling, stiffness
- LU 10 Pain in pad of thumb, cramping
- LU 11 Thumb pain
Follow the enlarged chart for finding these points on your body. After locating a point, press on it a bit. Is it tender or sore? Do you have any of the conditions associated with this point? Place a PowerStrip on the area needing energy.
Large Intestine Meridian
The large intestine meridian has 20 points, beginning at the inside tip of the pointer finger traveling up the arm to the base of the nose. You may view these points on the enlarged chart.
- LI 1-2 Beginning of the meridian, finger pain
- LI 6-7 Carpal tunnel syndrome, sprained wrist, calming energy tension
- LI 8-9 Lower arm pain, numbness, tendonitis, elbow pain, bowel tension
- LI 14 Upper arm pain, shoulder pain, rotator cuff, frozen shoulder
- LI 17-18 Sore throat, brain issues, neck tension, stiffness
While a person breathes, the lungs pick up oxygen and while exhaling, CO2 is released. Red blood cells pick up the oxygen and carry it throughout the body. If the lung energy is weak, sufficient oxygen isn’t circulated, contributing to fatigue. Also, the bronchial tubes, which pass through the lungs, might not drain mucus well, creating congestion, coughing, and phlegm in the throat.
Large Intestine Function
The large intestine moves any remaining undigested food and debris out of the body, while absorbing water and electrolytes during this process. A healthy person has an abundance of beneficial bacteria living in their large intestine, producing a variety of vitamins.
When large intestine energy is weak, it leads to constipation or diarrhea. Rub on LI 4 point to balance this energy. Rub it for a few minutes each day until the soreness is released. When LI 4 is not tight or sore, the large intestine energy is balanced. Regularly rub out any tension in this point each week to maintain large intestine energy flow. This is a classic and very effective point for releasing tension and pain in the body. Press inward and upward towards the hand with your thumb until you find the tender area.
What Stresses the Lungs and Large Intestine?
The lung tissue is very susceptible to irritants: cigarette smoke, exhaust fumes, flour dust, candle smoke, perfumes, spray cleaning products, paint/varnish, dust, pollen, and respiratory infections. Make sure to breathe the cleanest air possible for healthy lungs. The large intestine is irritated by excessively large food particles passing through it, like popcorn hulls scraping the lining.
How can I Support the Lungs and Large Intestines?
Avoid all hazardous fumes to help your lungs remain healthy. It is even a good idea to avoid breathing campfire smoke, if possible. If your bowel movements are small or irregular, start taking a good strong probiotic supplement. The best time for taking a probiotic supplement is right before bed, when the stomach has the least amount of stomach acid (Hcl), so the probiotic may culture throughout the night. Enema detoxing aids in clearing accumulated debris from the large intestine.
To view a comprehensive chart with all organ correlations click here.