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Paolo da Floresta

Emotions, their effect on organs

& the inner smile



The emotions are considered the major internal causes of disease in Chinese medicine. Emotional activity is seen as a normal, internal, physiological response to stimuli from the external environment.

Within normal limits, emotions cause no disease or weakness to the body. However, when emotions become so powerful that they become uncontrollable and overwhelm or possess a person, then they can cause serious injury to the internal organs and open the door to disease. It is not the intensity as much as the prolonged duration or an extreme emotion, which causes damage.


Excess emotional activity causes severe yin-yang energy imbalances, wild aberrations in the flow of blood, chi blockages in the meridians and impairment of vital organ functions.


The seven major emotions that effect organs are


Joy refers to the states of agitation or over excitement, rather than the more passive notion…

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