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Our Beautiful Lungs: Strong Lungs Prepare Us for the World

Did you know that the Amazon rainforest is considered the lungs of the earth? The forest filters the air eliminating the toxins, allowing mankind to breathe. It is a marvel of nature, just like our lungs. Without us making an effort, our lungs work to suck in the air from around us and help the body get oxygen.

Our lungs are the connection between the outside world and the one that resides in the body. Imagine the sheer power of transformation – the air in the outside world ceases to be separate from our body once the lungs inhale it and help it become a part of us and who we are.

Lungs even play a crucial role in our emergence into the world. While researchers are still trying to uncover everything there is to learn about how women go into labor, they do know that one of the contributory factors is the lungs of the baby. When a baby’s lungs are ready to inhale and exhale air, a signal is sent to the mother’s brain via the placenta. The brain interprets this signal and labor occurs.

So, what is the premise of this information? Well, it means that when the lungs are strong, we are ready for the world and to tackle everything that the world throws at us. Hence, the importance of focusing on lung health. There are several ways to make your lungs healthy and robust.

Here are the top three things you can do to promote healthy lungs:

  1. Cry Like There’s No Tomorrow!

Yes, you heard it right. When we bottle up grief, it weakens the lungs. So, if your heart is aching and tears are brimming, let the tears flow. When you grieve, you are demonstrating how much you love someone or something. Grieving has a positive effect on your health as it enables you to express your pain of loving and losing. And, when you cry, there are people to hold you – partners, pets, and even the surrounding nature. Shedding tears lets you eliminate the bitterness building inside you, and this bitterness can wreak havoc on lung health. It is best to let it out in the form of tears.

  1. Protect Yourself from Wildfire Smoke

Your lungs are filters and anything you inhale stays inside the lungs. These contaminants are toxins to your lungs and the rest of the body. They can adversely affect lung health, resulting in numerous diseases and infections. So, if you are in an area plagued by wildfires, you should immediately invest in face masks that filter the air you breathe. It is recommended to invest in P-100 Mask and Coway Air Filter, as they are effective in keeping wildfire debris away from your lungs.

  1. Take Supplements

Recommendation of supplements might come as a surprise to some, but the lungs do need a boost now and then. These supplements get rid of impurities building up in the lungs and body and also help to boost immunity. Look to take Detox Antiox and Quercetin + Nettles to strengthen lungs; and when you come for your next appointment, be sure to take our treasured immunity mushrooms to strengthen your body and help it fight the ill-effects of toxins and pathogens.

Our lungs are genuinely a miracle of nature. Remember, you are what you breathe – so waste no time being toxic and unhealthy. Focus on being robust, vivacious and energetic! Contact Anchor Acupuncture at 415-855-3112 for holistic treatment for all your ailments.