We have often mentioned all of the different factors that can cause harm to your liver, such as poor eating habits, pollution, and all of the toxic substances around us, but many people who take care of themselves and watch out for these factors still suffer from liver problems. Why is that?
In this article, we’ll explain how the liver is affected by the negative emotions that we repress, especially anger, and how you can help to naturally improve your liver health.
What is the liver hiding?
According to ancient Chinese medicine, each of our organs has a related emotion that has a particularly strong effect on it. This gives us a few clues into which emotional responses may lead to which chronic diseases. For example, the lungs are related to sadness, and the kidneys to fear.
In the case of the liver, we are affected by anger and frustration, two emotions that you should never repress or hide away, because this allows them to directly affect the liver, just the same as if you were to eat a plate full of greasy food.
Anger and other emotions
Although we are focusing on anger, we should also take other similar emotions into account, such as resentment, bitterness or irritation, which are all equally harmful.
Plus, excess repressed anger can cause your liver to become blocked, which can be extremely bothersome and cause physical discomfort (muscular tension in the neck and shoulders, headaches, vision problems, etc), creating a cycle that is quite difficult to escape. In the long term, this situation can lead to chronic disease.
So, how should you express your emotions?
The solution, which involves expressing these emotions, isn’t as easy as it looks, and people who suffer from these problems know how hard it is to change their way of reacting to life’s daily struggles. We constantly see people who have repeated attacks of anger, and common sense tells us that this isn’t healthy. In fact, people who tend to have angry reactions usually end up suffering from heart problems.
So, what’s the solution? Let’s go over a few tips to learn how to unblock your liver, an organ which tends to suffer the consequences of these negative emotions.
Realizing what’s going on
Realizing what’s going on is the first step to keeping this type of intense situation from repeating itself over and over again. You should first get to know yourself, figure out what kind of people cause you to become angry, and discover how you can avoid this reaction, usually by smiling or just staying quiet.
In this case, you could go to a therapist who could help you to manage your emotions, or even take a homeopathic remedy such as Bach flowers, a natural alternative with no side effects that may surprise you with its quick and positive results.
Learn to communicate
The first step to not repressing your emotions is learning to communicate. You have to be able to speak calmly about what you feel and what hurts you, especially with the people you love, as well as with the people you have to deal with every day, especially at work. This is a difficult step, but the positive results will encourage you to keep moving ahead.
Do physical activity
Physical activity is one of the best solutions to a number of problems. In this case, it helps because it allows you to get rid of physical tension. And if you want to unblock your liver, you should definitely go for exercises that allow you to move your right arm. When you do movements with this arm, you are also massaging and unblocking your liver, so try doing physical activity such as tennis or boxing, depending on how intense of an athlete you are.
You should also occasionally do physical activity in nature, and even scream as loud as you can. Don’t hesitate to try out this last tip, because it’s more useful than it seems.
There are plenty of ways to express yourself, especially if you have a hard time communicating with words. Art is a great way to express your feelings, and lots of introverts end up using this tool to become outstanding musicians, just to state one example. Don’t hesitate to look for an artistic field that will allow you to enjoy yourself in a free manner, without any type of supervision or expectations.