In my Acupressure sessions, I stimulate pressure points with finger pressure that are the same as those used in acupuncture.
All the acupuncture and acupressure points are numbered as well as having names in Chinese and Japanese or translated to English. Lung 1 is one of the most important points that I use for improving someone’s health. It is translated as central treasury, central residence and middle palace
Each pressure point has an Energetic Nature. The energetic nature of this point is that it is the entry point of the Lung meridian. The Lung meridian is related to one’s respiratory function. In Oriental medicine, it has a wider application of usage, not the least of which is that it is a main source of energy for the entire body through the energizing aspects of oxygen and the balance of carbon dioxide in the human body.
Lung 1 is, also, an Alarm/Front-mu point. Alarm points are diagnosis points. Pain on pressure in this point indicates an imbalance in the Lung meridian and overall Lung functioning. Symptoms such as shortness of breath, immune weakness and overall fatigue are often signs of lung imbalances and weakness.
In Oriental medicine and the Taoist healing exercises of chi gung, the lungs are responsible for gathering energy from the environment. What is gathered is considered oxygen and something subtler from the air that energizes the body and mind.
The Lung is said in Chinese and other oriental medicines to govern the breath and is minister and chancellor to the Heart, relaying the communications of the Heart.
In the ancient system of the Five Elements or Phases, the lungs are related to the element metal. Metal is formed by processing. Because of this, the lungs are seen to be involved in the daily processing that creates our condition of health. This is one of the reasons that breathing through particular breathing exercises in chi gung and yoga or just by general exercising improves overall health.
This pressure point, Lung 1, is said to gather the energy from the atmosphere making us feel connected to something greater than ourselves. This is said to bring clarity to the mind and vitality. If this point is weak or disturbed, it is said that we can get stuck in grief or in the past, have difficulty perceiving quality in our lives, and seeing a positive future and have a lack of vitality.
The point Lung 7, Narrow Defile, can be a good point in combination with Middle Palace to help release grief, so the Lung energy can descend and allow a fresh intake of inspiration and reconnection with heavenly energy from the atmosphere.
Lung 1 also strengthens digestion. It regulates and tonifies Lung energy and functioning, regulates all the organs in the chest, clears lung inflammation and congestion, and chest pain while enlivening the mind and spirit.