Disharmony of emotions in the body
Other Names: Unharmonious emotions
Nature: In the Chinese system of health, imbalance in any of seven emotions may be particularly associated with disharmony in the body. However it is only when an emotion is either excessive or insufficient over a long period, or when it is suddenly and powerfully experienced, that it may generate imbalance and illness. A classic text explains that excessive joy is associatred with slow and scattered qui; excessive anger induces the [Qi] to ascend; excessive grief and sadness weakens [Qi]; knottedness or stuckness is generated by excessive pensiveness; fear induces descending [Qi]; and fright induces chaotic [Qi]. The [Heart] and [Liver] are considered most susceptible to emotional disturbance.
Problem Type: J: Problems Under Consideration
Date of last update 30.06.1999 – 00:00 CEST