Are Your Emotions Making You Sick – The Seven Emotions That Can Destroy Your Health!
You have probably realized that your emotions can make you sick, but do you know why?
Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) has the answer.
You have probably noticed that when you have an extreme emotion, your pulse and breathing change, you lose your appetite and / or your urination or defecation become more frequent.
TCM identifies seven injurious emotions. These are excessive joy, anger, fear, anxiety, fright, pensiveness and grief. Over time, extremes in these emotions cause havoc in the body.
-Each of the seven emotions is attracted to a particular organ.
An excess of anger damages the liver.
An excess of fear and fright damage the kidneys.
Excess an of joy damages the heart.
An excess of grief damages the lungs.
An excess of sympathy /pensiveness damages the spleen.
Fear arises from thoughts in your mind, while fright is caused by a sudden shock. No particular damage is attributed to anxiety but it is assumed to have the same effect as sorrow.
Conversely, if any of the major organs are weak, they will generate the emotion that is affiliated with them.
So if your spleen is weak, you will become an extremely sympathetic or pensive person.