How Your Emotions Affect Your Health?

How Your Emotions Affect Your Health?


Connection Between Mind And Emotions


Our emotions affect us physically. It might be easy to understand that a scary thought gets our heart beating faster, but it can be harder to realize that loneliness, sadness or depression can also affect us physically, and when it comes to more complex emotions or illnesses few of us consider our emotions to have any relevance.

ANGER: Weakens the liver

SHOCK: Shock is especially debilitating to the kidneys and heart.

FEAR: Weakens the kidneys. Thinking about your future causes anxiety which over time depletes kidneys of yin, yang, and qi (the basis of much Chinese philosophy and medicine.), and you eventually get stuck with a chronic weakness.

WORRY: Weakens the stomach. Worrying and obsessing about a certain topic can affect the spleen, and thus stagnate its qi.

SADNESS or GRIEF: Weakens the lungs, producing fatigue, shortness of breath, crying, or depression.

STRESS: Weakens the heart and brain. Chronic stress affects the overall function of the organism, which results in severe health problems.

.. On your body … On your mood … On your behavior
  • Headache
  • Muscle tension or pain
  • Chest pain
  • Fatigue
  • Change in sex drive
  • Stomach upset
  • Sleep problems
  • Anxiety
  • Restlessness
  • Lack of motivation or focus
  • Irritability or anger
  • Sadness or depression
  • Overeating or undereating
  • Angry outbursts
  • Drug or alcohol abuse
  • Tobacco use
  • Social withdrawal