We are aware of the bad effects of stress on our body, but little is known about the relation between emotions and body organs. Emotions are the way we respond to specific situations or feelings and has an effect on psychological processes. Traditional Chinese and Greek medicine consider emotions as a major factor causing diseases. Though emotions keep on changing, it leaves a physical effect damaging our internal organs. 

Here's how emotions affect the health of various organs. 


1. Happiness:  Heart

A disease connected to happiness sounds odd, but it is true. The issue is not caused by joy, but by the imbalance resulting from the stimulation generated by joy. Chinese medicine believes that happiness is deeply connected to the heart. Those who are overexcited are likely to develop insomnia, agitation, heart palpitations and fever. 


2. Anger: Liver, gallbladder

Anger is associated with rage, frustration, resentment and irritability. The feeling affects your gallbladder and liver. It can also cause dizziness, headache, itchiness, low energy, skin problems and blood pressure. 


3. Anxiety: Lungs, large intestine


Anxiety will have a direct effect on the performance of large intestine and lungs. Those experiencing anxiety issues are likely to suffer from shortness of breath, muscle cramps, heart palpitations, brain fog and insomnia. 


4. Fear:  Kidney

Fear causes disharmony with the kidneys leading to involuntary urination. It can also manifest back pain, chronic adrenal fatigue, urinary tract infection and insomnia. 

5. Pensiveness: Spleen


Pensiveness is directly related to the functioning of the spleen and will affect your thinking capacity. It will also lead to fatigue, ability to concentrate and lethargy. The emotion is also likely to constrict digestion and result in distension, gas and bloating.