Season of Autumn

February 11th, 2015

In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) each season corresponds to a specific organ system. In the Autumn the Lungs and the Large Intestines are their most active energetically.  The Lungs are the yin organ while the Large Intestines are the yang organ.  They are most susceptible to both positive and negative influences. 

The Lungs have the functions of extracting Qi (life energy) from air we breathe and helping to protect us from external pathogens by producing a type of immune Qi called Wei Qi.  If the Lungs are balanced they keep us healthy and we avoid illness.  If they are not balanced then we are prone to illness, e.g. colds, flu, allergies, asthma, etc.

The Large Intestines are considered a storage organ in TCM which is the final process of digestion and elimination of the food we consume.


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