How Negative Emotions Affect our Health

“If someone wishes for good health, one must first ask oneself if he is ready to do away with the reasons for his illness. Only then is it possible to help him.” ~ Hippocrates (460 BC-370 BC, the father of Western Medicine) [Read more...]

Why Do Bad Things Happen To Good People? What To Do About It?


Has it ever occurred to you that you had a question for eons and that suddenly you have an experience that gave you the answer, an ‘ah-ha’ moment that said: “This is why this is happening!”

I had such an experience a couple of weeks ago as I did an Emotion Code session with one of my clients, a young woman who is one of the kindest, most caring person I know , yet she is facing daunting challenges as she has been the victim of irrational accusations from family members and got even dragged to court for it. There is a lot of anxiety and worry in her life because of this. [Read more...]

Looking at the many faces of self-sabotage

With the new year approaching, and resolutions being made, it is a good time to consider how we can make the next year more successful on all levels. According to the Oxford dictionary, success is “the accomplishment of an aim or purpose.” Do you have an aim or purpose that you would love to strive for in the coming year? Have you tried in the past to achieve that but felt obstacles hindering you?

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe said: “We are our own devils; we drive ourselves out of our Edens.”

We all feel at times that we are our own worst enemies, that we are victims of self-sabotage.
What does sabotage mean? By definition it is: “any undermining of a cause, to injure or attack”. In the case of self-sabotage, it is directed toward the self.  It can mean thoughts, feelings, belief systems that work against us and that are obstacles that hinder us in the achievements of our goals and dreams. [Read more...]

Finding freedom from pain

How Negative Energy Affects Your Life and How to Clear ItWhenever we feel pain, we always wonder:”Where does it come from?” There is an innate understanding that there may be a cause, of some sort, and that pain is not a random occurrence. Is it intrinsically related to the way we feel, to what we have experienced.
This understanding dates back to China, some 2,500 years ago.
“Chinese Medicine sees the emotions as an integral and inseparable part of the sphere of action of the internal organs, and a potential primary cause of disease. In fact, the seven potential “internal causes” of disease in Chinese Medicine are all “emotions”.”1

The Chinese recognize seven emotions: anger, joy, pensiveness, grief, fear, and shock.
How do they affect the body?

Shock or Fright
Shock scatters the Qi and affects both the Kidneys and the Heart and to a certain extent, the Small Intestine. The Qi of the Heart is weakened rapidly, leading to palpitations, breathlessness and insomnia, and requires Kidney-Essence to support it. This puts a strain on the Kidneys.

An appropriate sense of instinctive fear is necessary for survival. Fear makes the Qi descend and affects the Kidneys. Excessive or prolonged fear drains the Kidneys. It can also suppress Qi. Fear has a different impact on adults and children. In children, fear causes Qi to descend, resulting in nocturnal enuresis (bedwetting). In adults, fear tends to cause Kidney-Yin deficiency. To some extent, Fear also disturbs the Heart, leading to anxiety.

Anger affects the Liver and makes the Qi rise. Anger includes several related emotions: resentment, repressed anger, irritability, frustration, rage, indignation, animosity and bitterness. Sulking and depression are also forms of anger (depression is blocked anger), frustration lies between anger and depression.

Joy slows down the Qi and affects the Heart. In general, joy is beneficial. Being at peace and filled with happiness calms and slows the Qi. Pleasure and excitement are other forms of joy. Pleasure is moderate joy, and it allows the Qi to settle and sink. Excitement scatters the Qi or slows it down. What are damaging are overexcitement and an abnormal degree of mental stimulation, both forms of excessive joy.

Worry and Pensiveness
Pensiveness means excessive thinking (overthinking), excessive mental work and studying. This is very common in our society, both in university students and people in intellectual professions, and the problem is compounded if people eat quickly at work or discuss work while eating. Obsessive thinking fraught with concern, brooding and mental worry are also problems. All these forms of pensiveness and worry knot the Qi and affect the Spleen. Worry also affects the Lung, leading to anxiety, breathlessness and stiffness of shoulders and neck. Worry may also be a form of fear or anxiety.

Sadness dissolves the Qi and affects the Lungs, leading to Lung Qi deficiency, but it also affects the Heart, in time bringing on Heart Qi deficiency. When the Lungs are overcome by sadness and grief, they are weakened, and this leads to tiredness, breathlessness, depression or crying.

1 The Practice of Chinese Medicine: The Treatment of Diseases with Acupuncture and Chinese Herbs, Giovanni Maciocia, Churchill Livingston, 1994

Understanding all this, it does make sense that releasing negative emotions is a great way to let go of disease creating emotions. This is a great step toward acquiring and keeping better and lasting health, in other words, it is a great way to find freedom from pain.
Doris Crompton

What is holding us back from finding joy, peace and happiness?

EmotionCodePic1There is a deep desire within each of us to live a life of joy, peace and happiness. We desire it, we long for it, we even may fight for it because  deep down, we know that it is our birthright. What would it take to attain the much desired goal of living a life full of joy, peace and happiness? What needs to be overcome? [Read more...]