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Anger depletes our immunity

Our emotions, thoughts and bodily functions are connected together. Different types of stressors have different effects on the immune system and produce different reactions in autonomic nervous system and hormonal responses. Negative thoughts and emotion can affect different immune cellular activities in different ways. Unexpressed emotions are cause of disease. In Chinese Medicine, each of the organs has an emotional component.

Stress, accompanied with anger is the sign of liver imbalance. In Western, Liver is the large body’s filter to keep us toxin free. In TCM, liver is responsible to govern smooth flow of Qi in appropriate directions. If the flow of Qi is reversed, it causes frustration, depression and feeling of a “lump” in the throat. Stresses cause depression and anger. Anger is the most detrimental to proper functioning of immune system.

Medical literatures have proven that stress/anger can alter brain activities, which in turn influences immune system. Just a SIX-MINUTE anger is able to reduce the number of white blood cells. White blood cells fail to restore back to normal baseline even after 21 HOURS of recovery. Seek for holistic and alternative medicine to relieve stress today.


Anger depletes our immunity, Wai Acupuncture & Integrative Chinese Medicine in Longwood, Florida