Time to cleanse your liver!
- 6 Months ago
Did you know that in Traditional Chinese Medicine it is said that most of our organs are connected to a specific emotion? You heard that right! And, your liver is the organ that is connected to "ANGER". All emotions have a basis in our biochemistry. When we feel angry, this transforms into a multifaceted mixture of hormones and other chemicals, which travel to various parts of the body, to ready it for action. Hence, fear, joy, jealousy- all these emotions can have a profound effect on our body, depending upon the duration and strength of the emotion. Anger causes the liver's energy flow to be blocked. If pronounced enough, this congestion causes a sensation of heat that rises up to the head, often showing up as a red face and blood shot eyes.
Most of us are unaware of this correlation that exists between anger and the effect that it has on the liver because we don't understand the depth of the connection. The liver is a prime detoxification organ; hence it is the main organ that is accountable for handling all of the chemicals coming into the body. When the liver is overloaded, increased amounts of toxins circulate throughout the blood affecting most of our body systems. Our livers must transform the excess hormones released during emotional states.. However, if the liver is not functioning properly, emotional states that should come and go, stay for longer than necessary.