The Organs and Their Connections to Our Emotions

by Jennifer Long, L.Ac

Our bodies are a complex web of interconnections.  The practice of Chinese medicine is based on the interconnections between and within our external and internal environments.  According to Chinese medicine theory, each season has a pair of organs related to it. Spring is the season of the Liver and Gallbladder. This is the time that typically the liver is the strongest. If it is a healthy strength, then there is good health. Furthermore, each organ is related to an emotion. It is believed that our emotions are stored within our tissues, in particular within our organs.  The emotion most closely related to the liver is anger. Therefore, during the springtime, we may have more of a tendency towards anger if our organs, particularly if our liver is out of balance. Anger can also damage our liver and lead to depression.  As a result, one may experience symptoms of headaches, irritability, dizziness, a red face or feeling of heat in the face or the desire to shout. Acupuncture helps to balance the organs and boost their functioning, creating a harmonious, healthy internal state of wellbeing. Please give us a call to schedule your appointment to better health. 585.465.1056