TopicCommon Misconceptions About Acupuncture
In Chinese medicine our physical body is completely intertwined with our emotional being. Because of this emotions can directly cause physical diseases and internal imbalances. True, all emotions are valid given the circumstance and degree. It is when emotions are extreme or when they dominate our existence for too long that they can cause imbalances.
In particular, excess emotions negatively affect the circulation of chi in the body, disrupting the strength and direction of its flow. Chi, the life force or motive force that motivates and animates us, should be abundant and flow smoothly and regularly, nourishing each and every part of the body.
Different emotions disrupt this flow in different ways, affecting different internal organs, though in every case the heart will be affected because it is the seat of the spirit and it is responsible forconsciousness.Anger makes the chi rise. This is why anger tends to cause symptoms in the upper reaches of the body like headaches, dizziness, or redness in the face.