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UNDERSTANDING EMOTIONS IN CHINESE MEDICINE

Emotions are like the colors of our inner world, shaping our feelings and influencing our health. In my practice, I've learned how closely tied our emotions are to our physical well-being, especially in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM).


HEART AND SMALL INTESTINE (J0Y)

Think of the Heart and Small Intestine as the guardians of happiness in our bodies. When we're happy, it lifts our spirits and brightens our days. But too much joy can disrupt our sleep and scatter our thoughts.

People with strong connections to the Heart are often warm and cheerful, but they may struggle with insomnia or forgetfulness when their joy becomes overwhelming.


LIVER AND GALLBLADDER (ANGER)

The Liver and Gallbladder fuel our passions and ambitions. But when anger takes hold, it can cause headaches, dizziness, or a flushed face.

Those closely linked to the Liver are often driven and ambitious, but they may struggle with irritability or aggression when their anger gets out of control.


LUNG AND LARGE INTESTINE (SADNESS)

The Lung and Large Intestine are where our emotions take root. Sadness can nourish our souls, but too much can weigh us down, leading to lethargy and apathy.

People aligned with the Lung are often thoughtful and empathetic, but they may struggle with sadness if it becomes overwhelming.


SPLEEN AND STOMACH (OBSESSION)

The Spleen and Stomach are where our thoughts dwell. Obsession can lead to digestive issues, insomnia, and mental fatigue.

Those in tune with the Spleen are often practical and grounded, but they may find themselves trapped in their own thoughts if they become obsessed.


KIDNEY AND BLADDER (FEAR)

Fear The Kidney and Bladder guard against our deepest fears. Fear can cause lower back pain, urinary issues, and a sense of dread.

People aligned with the Kidney are often wise and resilient, but they may navigate life cautiously if fear takes hold.


IN SUMMARY


Emotions play a significant role in our overall well-being, according to Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM).

By understanding how our emotions affect different organs in our body, we can take steps to maintain a healthy balance in both our physical and emotional health.


 Remember, it's normal to experience a range of emotions throughout life, but paying attention to how they affect us can help us address any imbalances before they become more serious health issues.


Stay tuned for more insights on how to nurture both your body and mind for optimal health and happiness.


Sandra de Catalina

Naturopath Specialising in Acupuncture





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