There are five prime emotions that we will experience. They are anger, happiness, knotted thinking, anxiety or worry, and fear. Each emotion will affect our mind and our different internal organs and ultimately our health.
Anger will hurt our liver. Happiness will hurt our hearts. Knotted thinking will hurt our spleen. Anxiety will hurt our lungs. Fear will hurt our kidneys.
However, each organ is not independent. They are interrelated and the body is a whole. The suffering of one organ will affect other organs, and eventually the whole body will suffer. The heart, as the master organ, will also ultimately suffer.
Our heart is the master organ in our body. It is similar to a General in an Army, or the main controller of our body. Each type of emotion will eventually affect the function of our heart. Moreover, once our heart is injured, it will affect all other organs.
Thus it is paramount that we control our emotions so that they will not affect our body health. How? Let us see how we, as practitioners of life cultivation, will control our emotions for good health. We will talk about each emotion in turn. We will talk about Anger first.
There are books on Anger Management, and you may want to read them. However, here we will tackle Anger from a different angle.
Anger will hurt our liver. When we are angry, the liver energy will flow backwards, usually affecting the stomach and the spleen, thus our body will show signs that the liver and spleen are in disharmony, or the liver and stomach are in pain, and other symptoms.
When we are angry, it will hurt our liver. The vital energy of the liver will flow backwards, causing the blood to flow in the opposite direction, leading to a reduction of blood and vital energy flow. We may show signs of breathlessness.
Our sides may be swollen or in pain. In some women, anger will lead to menstrual pain or a complete shut down.
With the slow down in blood and vital energy circulation, we will easily feel tired with a loss of appetite. In some cases, we may develop fever.
Try to observe people closely when they are in emotional distress. When a person is angry, what do you see in him? He is usually red-faced. Right? That is why we say Anger will cause blood to flow upwards. The angry person will show a red-face, but not red-feet. When a person is really very very angry, he may vomit blood, or even faint.
If you really hate a person and wish him ill, then you may make him angry with words. You do not need a knife to hurt another person. You can hurt him with words by making him angry.
02 Anger Situations
Thus, as practitioners of life cultivation, we know that Anger will lead to certain illnesses. Moreover, Bottled-up Anger may cause blood stasis, which eventually may lead to nodules or tumors. Thus, we should not harbor Anger in our mind. Let us look at some situations that produce Anger which we have no way to release.
In modern society, no one can be completely free from Anger. What should we do if we are in an angry situation? Theoretically, it is best to disperse the stagnant energy as soon as possible at the time or the day when we are angry. If we harbor the stagnant energy in our system for a long time, it may become blood stasis and form something tangible, which is what we often call nodules or tumors.
Take a married working woman as an example. A woman usually has a lot of pressure in the workplace. She works at a fast-paced working environment for a long time. When she comes home from work, she has to take care of her husband and her children. In the Eastern culture, she usually lives with her in-laws too. She has to take care of the in-laws too. You know how the in-laws are, so many anger situations arise. However, can she show her Anger in front of her children, husband, and in-laws?
If she has a baby, she will have to take care of the baby. Can she expect her husband to help with baby caring? Can she expect her in-laws to help with baby caring? Yes, her in-laws usually help while she is at work. What happens when she comes home from work? The in-laws will want to give her the baby so that they can take a rest from taking care of the baby.
Now the baby is back at the hands of the working woman. If the woman holds the baby for a long time, she may suffer from lumbar vertebrae deformation. After she has fed the baby, her own food is now cold and she usually loses her appetite. She has to wake up at night to take care of the baby when it cries.
The children have now grown up and go to schools. You may think that her suffering is now over. No. She has to help with the home-works. Right? She has to solve all the problems that the kids now face. She has to solve all future problems that the children may face in their future. Is it a nightmare? You bet. Would you be surprised if she has an emotional breakdown? Do you think she will be angry at some time? Would you be surprised if her personality is not nice at this point?
In summary, now we have a woman who cries: life is tough!
She has on idea and time to live for herself. Women usually have a sensitive personality. They are easily affected by external environments and inner emotions. They will feel tense, anxious, and depressed. Over time, these emotions will cause liver stagnation, which will directly lead to problems such as female breast hyperplasia and nodule growth.
This is not an isolated case. It is already very common. Just look at the increasing number of patients with thyroid nodules, breast hyperplasia and nodules, ovarian cysts, uterine fibroids, and infertility.
In a modern society, liver stagnation has become a very common cause of many illnesses. We are under great pressure and are troubled by various unsatisfactory situations such as family, partners, children, workplace, and interpersonal relationships.
From the standpoint of western medicine, the doctor will try to treat each illness separately. However, as practitioners of life cultivation, we know there is only one cause for all the illnesses. The sole cause is liver stagnation or liver depression and we shall treat them accordingly.
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