5 Elements. How Negative and Positive Emotions Affect Your Health.

According to Traditional Chinese Medicine excessive emotions strongly affect our health. For example, too much anger and frustration can cause imbalance in Liver/Gallbladder organs/meridians and disrupt their function. On the other hand, if there is an imbalance in the organ, it may present itself as a change in emotional health. Uncontrollable anger may indicate a disharmony in Liver/Gallbladder organs. Acupuncturists often ask patients about how they are feeling emotionally. It does not come as a surprise to a practitioner when a patient shares that recently he or she started having troubles dealing with overwhelming emotions. Usually this confirms that there is a disruption in the Qi and Blood flow or in the organ function.  Acupuncture treatments help body to get back to the state of balance by correcting the flow of Qi and by supporting organs.

Since a picture is worth a thousand words, I found the following images online that demonstrate what effect negative emotions have on the body and how positive emotions can reverse or slow down the process.

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