Message for the Month:
Message for the Month
“I have decided to be Happy because it is good for one’s Health.”
Have you ever considered the effect our emotions play on our health?
From a Chinese medical point of view the emotions play a big part in a person’s total health and well-being. There are five main emotions considered when diagnosing an illness- anger, joy, worry, sorrow/grief, fear and each emotion is connected to a particular organ system. The environments we live and work in also play a part in supporting our health. When we are surrounded by toxic thoughts and negativity it can have a negative impact on our health and impair our body’s resistance to illness. Even excessive expression of a positive emotion such as “joy” can create an imbalance in our system. Emotions also have a way of “holding” illness in our bodies and this is why in many chronic conditions there is often an emotional element combined with a physical trauma that triggered the illness.
The power of our thoughts is also an important factor to consider.- thoughts become things! Really! If a person is walking around holding negative thoughts all the time, then I can guarantee they don’t feel good on a physical level either. Guess what? If they keep their attention on the negative things, they will keep attracting more negative energy to support the way they are thinking! Generally speaking, if someone doesn’t feel well mentally and/or emotionally it will show up physically. The reverse is also true- it’s hard to feel happy if your body is in pain! So how do we change this pattern? Keep your energy focused on positive things. Do things that make you happy. Spend time with people you love. Put on your favorite music and dance like nobody’s watching! Focus your thoughts on the many things in your life to be grateful for.
Explore traditional and alternative modalities- they work well together- get some acupuncture! Herbal medicine supports and nourishes the body. Remember to include daily exercise: walking, yoga, Tai Chi for example. Get outside and enjoy nature; and remember to breathe deeply. Breathing relaxes and re-energizes the body. These are just a few suggestions- but they will help make positive shifts in your wellness- physically, mentally and emotionally. Stay invested in your wellness not your illness!
In Love, Light and continued Health!