The interconnected mind and body.
By Deirdre Courtney
The modern field of Psychoneuroimmunology provides ample evidence that the body and mind are interconnected. The Chinese have said for thousands of years that our emotions impact the state of our physical health. In oriental philosophy, emotions are seen as energy passing through the meridians. When the energy is allowed to flow freely, we stay in balance. We often interrupt the flow of energy due to busy or unbalanced lifestyles but if we understand the wisdom of our bodies and our point of balance, we can correct the flow.
In Chinese Medicine there are five major yin organs and each is associated with an emotion; the liver – anger, the heart – joy, the spleen – worry, the kidney – fear, the lungs – sorrow or grief. Excess or suppression of any of these emotions can affect the related organ and as a circular process, if the organ is weak, it can also increase the related emotion.
It is so valuable to understand our own particular constitutional tendencies, when we do, we can choose the foods, activities, patterns of expression and even atmospheres that serve us best. Have a look at the different patterns below to gain an understanding of your own tendencies.
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CNM trains practitioners to best international practise standards in various therapies all over Ireland. Deirdre Courtney, (M.A), Head of Acupuncture Department, College of Naturopathic Medicine, has extensive years of experience as a practitioner and lectures in Ireland and abroad. Her practise is in Blackrock. 087-8178561. firstname.lastname@example.org