Emotional wellness is vital to our health for the mind, body, and soul. So is releasing and letting go.
Holding onto things in life can be a hard habit to break. We as humans have such strong emotions and those emotions can be literally debilitating if not expressed, valued and dealt with. We should never ignore our feelings or pretend that they do not exist, they need to be felt and expressed. But, how we deal with them and how long we hold onto them is what can create a whole slew of problems for our overall health.
Did you know that emotions can affect certain parts of your body? That by holding onto negative emotions it can cause organs and specific areas of the body to rebel or hurt? These things can not only make us sick but can hold us back in life and keep us from living our best life possible.
Definitely good reasoning for releasing and letting go!
Here are 4 Areas of the Body Affected by Emotions, the Specific Emotions Connected to them, and Symptoms of Imbalance:
Our liver is our body’s filter that cleans away toxins. A healthy liver means a strong immune system. Anger is a toxin and if not dealt with appropriately can lead to an imbalance in the liver.
Here are a few symptoms that suggest your liver may be imbalanced:
- The feeling of a lump in the throat
- Nausea and/or vomiting
- Bitter taste in the mouth
- Muscle spasms
- Numbness and or cramps in the muscles
- Blurred vision or dryness of the eyes
Our lungs take clean oxygen into the body and release harmful carbon dioxide. Healthy lungs bring in the new and release the old. Grief is an emotion that we all experience, and if not dealt with appropriately, can cause an imbalance in the lungs.
Here are a few symptoms that suggest your lungs may be imbalanced:
- Frequent colds/flu
- A chronic cough
- Lost sense of smell and or difficulty breathing through the nose
- Shortness of breath
- General fatigue
- Spontaneous sweating
Stomach/Spleen and Intestines; Worry/Anxiety
Our stomach is the main organ for digestion. It not only aids in the digestion of food, but also stimuli and information. In which leads to the brain, and the thoughts in the brain lead directly to the stomach. Worry and anxiety, if not dealt with appropriately, can lead to an imbalance of the stomach and intestines.
Here are a few symptoms that suggest your stomach may be imbalanced (some of these are a direct result of stress):
- Sleep problems
- Unexplained weight loss or gain
- Quick temper
- Frequent bouts of diarrhea
- Constant nausea
Our kidneys are responsible for cleansing/purifying the blood in our system; another filter for our bodies. The adrenal gland sits directly atop the kidneys, and it is responsible for secreting the adrenaline hormone. Fear, if not dealt with appropriately, can lead to an imbalance of the kidneys and adrenal gland. This then leads to adrenal fatigue.
Here are a few symptoms that suggest your kidneys may be imbalanced or have adrenal fatigue:
- Tinnitus (ringing in the ears)
- Sore back
- Chronic dry throat
- Weakened immune system
- Hair loss
- Cravings for foods high in salt, sugar or fat
Isn’t it amazing how the body works? How worry, stress, fear, anxiety, grief, and anger can ultimately affect areas of our body that are vital to us feeling well, strong, and healthy?
By learning to release and let go of the things in our life that we have no control over, we can become a healthier more vital human being.