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The Lungs rule Qi and respiration. They extract Clean Air from the air we take in, mix it with the Grain Qi, Body Fluids and food Essence from the Spleen, and distribute the mixture throughout the body to moisten and nourish skin and hairs.
The Lungs are said to 'govern' the skin and the body hairs. The skin and body hair are seen as having a very important role against Exterior pathogens in Chinese Medicine and the Lungs are in charge of aiding this by equipping them with Defensive Qi. This means that skin conditions such as eczema or thin and brittle hairs are mainly seen as a sign of Lungs Deficiency.