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Acupuncture Today – November, 2021, Vol. 22, Issue 11

Spirits of the Points: The Lung Official

By Neil Gumenick, MAc (UK), LAc, Dipl. Ac
Just as the metal element gives value to the earth in the form of minerals and trace elements, as well as providing the pure, life-giving qi we breathe, metal gives the inner sense of self-worth to each individual. The officials of metal (the lungs and colon) are called, respectively, the Official Who Receives the Pure Qi From the Heavens, and the Official of Drainage and Dregs. While it is the job of the lungs to take in the clean, pure and new, the colon releases that which is dirty, stale and old. 

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