The purpose of this site is to collect lab research by medical doctors about herbs that are proven to treat illnesses and counter the false attacks on herbs by the medical industry and false claims by alternative medicine. I let the science tell the facts.
 
index sitemap advanced
search engine by freefind
 

Emotions

This article will explorer the effect of emotions and health. First will be some traditional information followed by scientific facts as they become available.

Chart of emotions taken from references below
Organ Emotion Result
Adrenals Anxiety, fear and anger stimulate the adrenal glands to secrete hormones Overactive adrenal glands may produce: aggressive behavior, intense feelings and the strong dislike of being crossed. An underactive adrenal gland may produce: depression, nervousness, negativity, strong preference for being alone, inferior complex or avoidance of complaints or discomforts. 3
Bladder Fear, shock Extreme fear can cause a person to spontaneously lose control of his kidneys and bladder 1
2
Digestive System Worry, Pensiveness,excessive thinking, melancholy, concern about the past fatigue, lethargy, inability to concentrate, constrict the digestive system and affect the stomach with gas, distension and bloating. 3
Endricin System Denied, suppressed or repressed feelings nervous, anxiety, depression and physical disease processes 3
Gallbladder Anger, resentment, frustration, irritability and rage sap energy and cause headaches, dizziness and high blood pressure 1
2
Gonads Not feeling safe to be a woman or a man or not accepting one's femininity or masculinity, Extreme negative emotions about one's sexuality affect the sex glands (testis and ovaries). can cause impotence or frigidity  
Heart Deep contentment or overexcited or excess joy, fright, shock and panic agitation, insomnia, fever and heart palpitations 1
2
Intestines (large) Suppressed grief, Sadness, Anxiety, worry ulcerative colitis, an inflammation of the large intestine, unable to use energy, cry, create disharmony in the lungs, block energy from circulating throughout the body. Grief can sap the will to live 1
2
Intestines (Small) Deep contentment or overexcited or excess joy, fright, shock and panic agitation, insomnia, fever and heart palpitations 1
2
Kidney Fear, shock Extreme fear can cause a person to spontaneously lose control of his kidneys and bladder 1
2
Liver Anger, resentment, frustration, irritability and rage sap energy and cause headaches, dizziness and high blood pressure 1
2
Lungs Suppressed grief, Sadness, Anxiety, worry shortness of breath ,unable to use energy, cry, create disharmony in the lungs, block energy from circulating throughout the body. Grief can sap the will to live 1
2
Pancreas rejection, anger and frustration  Loss of joy in life, happiness, sadness 3
Pineal gland This organ seems to be the center for all other organs and thus all emotions affect it. Light, spirituality, forgiveness and love affect this organ more than it does other organs. produces melatonin a hormone that affects wake and sleep patterns.  Affected by the sun and light, depression suppresses serotonin production. Seems to be ones connection to heaven and spiritual consciousness, possibly the governing organ for morals and all other organs 3
Pituitary inadequacy and feeling out of control, feelings often dominate over logic Mild Adrenal Insufficiency, Thyroid Disease 3
Spleen Worry, Pensiveness,excessive thinking, melancholy, concern about the past fatigue, lethargy, inability to concentrate, and affect the stomach with gas, distension and bloating. 1
2
Stomach Worry, Pensiveness,excessive thinking, melancholy, concern about the past fatigue, lethargy, inability to concentrate, constrict the digestive system and affect the stomach with gas, distension and bloating. 1
2
Thyroid Negative emotions: humiliation, stifled feelings, overwhelmed, overstressed, victimized and powerlessness

irritability, depression, mood swings, low self-esteem, crying easily and the dislike to work under pressure. Sleeps throughout the day, Crying spells, Feeling empty,Lack of purpose, Lack of appetite,

3
Thymus not feeling safe, feeling attacked by life or the fear of others “out to get you” Activation, after puberty, of the T-cells, flow of lymph system, regulation of energy, balancing and harmony of body energy, link between mind and body, first organ to be affected by mental attitudes and stress.
3
The pituitary, thyroid and thymus work together and may control all other organs. They are the first to be affected by love, fear, forgiveness and anger.  

1. "Emotions and Organ Pairs  Traditional Chinese medicine, which has been practiced for more than five thousand years, has a central principle that classifies five major organ systems that are each associated with particular emotions, according to the Traditional Chinese Medicine World Foundation. The five major organ systems involve pairs of organs and an associated emotion. The liver and gallbladder are associated with anger, the heart and small intestine are associated with joy, the spleen and stomach are associated with over-thinking or pensiveness, the lungs and large intestine are associated with grief, and the kidney and bladder are associated with fear. Chinese psychology, which is an integral part of traditional Chinese medicine, focuses on the relationship between emotions and organs and their effect on health.

Joy - Joy is an emotion of deep contentment and is connected to the heart, according to traditional Chinese medicine. When a person becomes overexcited with joy, she can experience agitation, insomnia, fever and heart palpitations.
Anger - Anger is an emotion that is associated with resentment, frustration, irritability and rage. Chinese medicine asserts that this choleric emotion is stored in the liver and gallbladder, which produce and store bile, respectively. This anger can affect many biological processes that sap energy and cause headaches, dizziness and high blood pressure.
Anxiety - Anxiety is an emotion of excessive worry that can affect the lungs and large intestine, according to TCMWorld.org. Anxiety can cause a person to be unable to use energy and suffer from shortness of breath and ulcerative colitis, an inflammation of the large intestine.
Grief - Grief is an emotion that can cause a person to cry, create disharmony in the lungs and block energy from circulating throughout the body. Grief can sap the will to live, injure the lungs and cause respiratory diseases.
Pensiveness - Pensiveness is an emotion of excessive thinking and melancholy. Pensiveness affects the spleen and can cause fatigue, lethargy and inability to concentrate. According to GreekMedicine.net, it can also constrict the digestive system and affect the stomach with gas, distension and bloating.
Fear - Fear is an emotion that can cause disharmony in the kidneys and cause involuntary urination. Extreme fear can cause a person to spontaneously lose control of his kidneys and bladder, according to GreekMedicine.net.
Fright - Fright is an emotion of shock and panic due to something sudden and unexpected. Fright affects the heart in the short run and when it becomes chronic can affect the kidneys, says Shen-Nong.com."
http://www.livestrong.com/article/193234-what-emotions-affect-different-organs-in-the-human-body/

2. "Each organ has an associated emotion and they are as follows;
-Spleen & Stomach (worry, pensiveness)
-Liver & Gall Bladder (anger, frustration)
-Lungs & Large Intestine (sadness, suppressed grief)
-Kidneys & Bladder (fear, shock)
-Heart & Small intestine (excess excitement "joy")"
http://www.buzzle.com/articles/emotions-and-their-affect-on-the-internal-organs.html

3. " The Endocrine System and Emotions The endocrine system is also the primary means by which the body translates emotions into physical responses. This process happens constantly. Every feeling experienced affects the body in some way. Feelings that are expressed immediately affect physical functioning in the moment then gradually dissipate. Denied, suppressed or repressed feelings stay unresolved for as long as they are held back. They continue to affect functioning in indirect ways contributing to the nervous, anxiety, depression and physical disease processes. The fact of holding any emotion back has inevitable physical consequences. Read more at Suite101: How Emotions Can Upset the Glands: Endocrine System Translates Emotion Into Physical Responses http://www.suite101.com/content/how-emotions-can-upset-the-glands-a90306#ixzz13Z3fQ7eR
Pituitary: Emotions that affect the pituitary include inadequacy and feeling out of control. Where the pituitary is involved, feelings often dominate over logic. Read on * Mild Adrenal Insufficiency in Thyroid Disease * What Are the Endocrine Glands? * The Pituitary Gland
Thyroid: Certain negative emotions, if felt long enough may adversely affect the thyroids. Feelings of humiliation, stifled feelings, overwhelmed, overstressed, victimized and powerlessness are some negative emotions. An underactive thyroid gland may produce: irritability, depression, mood swings, low self-esteem, crying easily and the dislike to work under pressure.
Thymus: Some emotions if felt deeply and long enough can affect the thymus. These emotions include: not feeling safe, feeling attacked by life or the fear of others “out to get you”.
Pancreas: Feelings of rejection, anger and frustration may affect the pancreas.
Gonads: Not feeling safe to be a woman or a man or not accepting one's femininity or masculinity can affect the sex glands (testis and ovaries). Extreme negative emotions about one's sexuality can cause impotence or frigidity.
Adrenals: Mind and body are interrelated and interdependent. Certain emotional states affect the production of adrenal glands. Anxiety, fear and anger stimulate the adrenal glands to secrete hormones (especially epinephrine, norepinephrine and the glucocorticoids). The “adrenaline flow” is the body's natural response to an emergency situation. Overactive adrenal glands may produce: aggressive behavior, intense feelings and the strong dislike of being crossed. An underactive adrenal gland may produce: depression, nervousness, negativity, strong preference for being alone, inferior complex or avoidance of complaints or discomforts.
Pineal: This small gland produces melatonin, a hormone that affects wake and sleep patterns.
Read more at Suite101: How Emotions Can Upset the Glands: Endocrine System Translates Emotion Into Physical Responses http://www.suite101.com/content/how-emotions-can-upset-the-glands-a90306#ixzz13Z4BeCmF
http://www.suite101.com/content/how-emotions-can-upset-the-glands-a90306

4. A non science site linking emotions to disease. http://www.drstandley.com/signsandsymptoms_emotions.shtml

 

 
Recommended Information