rLung (wind) is very basically associated with the mind and energy in the Tibetan perspective. Many of the illnesses classified as “psychosomatic” in the West have a strong rLung character. Although wind is generally cool and is therefore related to “cold” diseases, its flexibility is also capable of fanning the fire. As a result, it is a contributing factor to many illnesses. Although the bodily energies are always present in the entire body, the main location of rLung is in the heart, as well as in the lower portion of the body (below the navel).
rLung is described as being:
- hard/firm and
General signs and symptoms of wind disorder:
- Pulse: empty and floating, with changing rate or skipped beats
- Urine: clear and bluish, with large bubbles and no steam, sediment, or smell
- Tongue: dry, reddish and rough
- Mental and nervous factors: vertigo, irritability, insomnia, sighing and yawning
- Surface of the body: chills, cracked skin, a sensation of being bound, goose bumps, pain on wearing clothes, and a feeling of the skin being torn away
- Neuromuscular symptoms: cramps in the extremities, impaired flexion or extension of the limbs, soreness as of beaten up, and frequent stretching
- Pain: in the neck, chest, or temples, diffused or intermittent pain, sharp pain on moving, and pain on the wind point (C7, T5 and T6).
- Other indications: astringent taste in the mouth, tinnitus, lassitude, nausea without vomiting, abdominal rumble, and flatulence