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Lung Qi Deficiency

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) Pattern of Illness

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Updated September 13, 2005


Symptoms of Lung Qi Deficiency
Cough
Fatigue
Light wheezing
Shortness of breath
Exhaustion
Weak, low voice
Weak breathing
Weak cough
Watery sputum
Lack of vitality
Catch colds and flu easily
Dislike cold
Fatigue
Symptoms often begin after a cold.
Tongue
Slightly pale tongue

Related Conditions
Emphysema
Allergies
Chronic bronchitis
Pulmonary tuberculosis
Allergies

Foods Used For Lung Qi Deficiency
These are just some of the foods that are believed to help lung qi deficiency
Yam
Grape
Longan nut
Potato
Apple
Cucumber
Carrot
Chestnut
Royal jelly
String beans
Red and black dates
Squash

References
Kaptchuk TJ. The Web That Has No Weaver: Understanding Chinese Medicine. Chicago: Contemporary (McGraw-Hill) 2000
Lu, H. Chinese Natural Cures, New York: Black Dog and Leventhal Publishers, 1994.

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