Our emotions control the flow of our Qi.
In Traditional Chinese medicine, there are 5 yin organs of the human body that produce five kinds of essential Qi. The root emotions attached to these organs are joy (Heart), anger (Liver), grief / loss (Lungs), worry / overthinking (Spleen), and fear (Kidneys).
The emotions are considered the major internal causes of disease in TCM. When balanced, emotions do not cause weakness and disease in the body. But when prolonged and extreme, and when emotions become so strong that they are uncontrollable and overwhelming, they can cause serious injury to the internal organs and open the gates to disease. For example: extreme grief will eventually affect and weaken the lungs.
Symptoms of various illnesses are seen as the product of disrupted, unbalanced or blocked qi movement through these organs and through channels (energy pathways or meridians). Also through the chakra system (energy centres) in the body.
The key to health is a continuous and steady flow of QI. Stagnation of this flow is the root of illness.
Acupressure and the flow of Qi
Qi is at the foundation of Mind Body Medicine – for example, Acupressure is often utilised in clinic to help balance the flow of Qi and bring the body back into a state of health.
By applying pressure to specific points along meridians of the body we can effectively energise or sedate the flow of Qi in the body where there is imbalance or blockages.These specific points have a high electrical conductivity at the surface of the skin and conduct the body’s energy most effectively.
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