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Emotions and your health

Emotions and your health

While practitioners of modern medicine are only just beginning to talk about the mind-body connection in the treatment of disease, traditional systems of medicine such as ayurveda, Chinese and Tibetan medicine have always pointed out that emotions can affect the body and show up as symptoms of disease.
For example, anger tends to affect the stomach and liver. So if you are angry, the emotion will affect the functions of these organs. By understanding these connections, we can see how a disorder such as an acne flare-up or eye infection might be due to an imbalance in the liver. Besides emotions, other factors such as dietary, environmental, lifestyle, and hereditary factors also contribute to the development of imbalances.
Below is a list of some of the body’s organs, their functions, and the emotions that could affect those functions. THE SPLEEN Emotions: Anxiety, excessive mental work. Spleen function: Food digestion and nutrient absorption. Helps in the formation of blood and energy. Keeps blood in the blood vessels. Symptoms of imbalance: Anemia, tiredness, loss of appetite, mucus discharge, poor digestion, abdominal distension, loose stools or diarrhea, pale lips, bruising, excess menstrual blood flow, and other bleeding disorders. THE LUNGS Emotions: Fear, grief.

Lung function: Respiration. Forms energy from air, and helps distribute it throughout the body. Symptoms of imbalance: Asthma, shortness of breath and shallow breathing, sweating, fatigue, cough, frequent colds and flu, allergies and other lung conditions. Dry skin and depression. THE LIVER Emotions: Anger, resentment, frustration, irritability. Liver function: Involved in the smooth flow of energy and blood throughout the body. Regulates bile secretion, stores blood, maintains skin and eyes.
Symptoms of imbalance: Skin flare-ups, menstrual pain, headache, irritability, inappropriate anger, dizzi ness, dry, red eyes and other eye conditions.

THE HEART Emotions: Despair, lack of enthusiasm and vitality, depression. Heart function:
Regulates the blood vessels. Responsible for a regular pulse.
Influences vitality and spirit. Connected with the tongue, complexion, and arteries.
Symptoms of imbalance: Heart palpitations and irregular heart beat, excessive dreaming, poor long term memory, psychological disorders. THE KIDNEYS Emotions: Highly emotional, fear, despair. Kidney function: Key organ for sustaining life. Responsible for maintaining the detoxification of the body and electrolyte balance. Involved with lungs in water metabolism and respiration. Symptoms of imbalance: Water retention, heavy and painful menses, frequent urination, urinary incontinence, night sweats, dry mouth, poor short-term memory, low back pain, ringing in the ears, hearing loss, and other ear conditions. Premature grey hair, and osteoporosis.

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