Foods to Fortify Lung Qi Energy…

If you are prone to Lung issues

or just want to get ready for the change from Summertime to Fall, 

Try Foods that Strengthen Your Lung Qi.


–Eating mostly cooked foods is recommended for Lung Qi Deficiency.–


According to Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM)


           Foods to tonify (strengthen) Lung Qi (Energy):



  • Amaranth
  • Barley
  • Oats…calming to the spirit

Amaranth is an ancient grain that dries damp, resolves water accumulations from the body.

Pumpkin is warming. It circulates blood, disperses cold, resolves phlegm and dries damp from the body.

Did you know Oats are a natural mild sedative?…

Eat oats for Anxiety. Eat at night if you need help sleeping!



  • Pumpkin
  • Sweet potato
  • Carrots
  • Pumpkin* technically called a fruit



  • Apples
  • Figs
  • Apricots



  • Duck
  • Goose
  • Herring



  • Almonds
  • Walnuts (Also helps Kidney Qi)
  • White sesame seeds* (I know-it’s a seed)

While white sesames help fortify Lung Qi, Black sesame seeds are good for Kidney Qi.

(Kidney Qi = Healthy, shiny hair!)

I put mine in a coffee grinder, as they are more easily absorbed that way.

I like to add black sesames to stir fry, soups and some desserts.

For freshness, grind them fresh each time.



Herbs for the Lungs:

Cinnamon bark





*Ask your doctor before using licorice if prone to blood sugar issues.



Eat according to the Seasons

It is a good idea to eat according to the seasons.

This means eat local foods as they come into season.

It also means eat according to which foods you need medicinally within that season.


Thank you for Reading

Written by Aleesha Ackerman, LAc

Aleesha Ackerman is a certified and state licensed acupuncturist with a Master’s degree in acupuncture. She also holds a Bachelor’s degree from Hamline University. Aleesha owns and operates Aleesha D Acupuncture clinic for Pain and Women’s Health in Anoka, MN.

She became interested in acupuncture and holistic medicine when acupuncture cured her of debilitating migraine pain-many years after an auto collision with a semi-truck. Aleesha specializes in treating acute, chronic pain, digestion and Women’s Health by treating the root cause and by treating the whole individual. Women come to her everyday with Infertility, hot flashes, mood imbalance, low libido and low energy. 

Patients at Aleesha D Acupuncture report feeling cared for, listened to and are happy to get the much-needed pain and stress relief from their treatments!

Why wait? Start Your Relief Today- contact Aleesha D Acupuncture in Anoka today to schedule your appointment!


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Aleesha D Acupuncture is located in historic downtown Anoka at 229 Jackson St.



This article is not intended to replace any health care. No information on this site should be relied on to determine medical diagnosis or treatment for a medical condition. As with any health concerns, always be sure to consult your health care provider with any health concerns.

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