How Emotions Affect Our Five Yin-Organs

Everything is fundamentally an interconnected energy in this universe, and since we are simply reflections of it, our bodies operate the exact same. There are electrical pulses beating from the heart, keeping us consciousness and connected.
Many ancient medical traditions of the past speak about the interconnectedness of our emotional and physical states. Consciousness is the fabric of reality that allows our physicality to exist in the first place.
1-healing-hands-two-danielle-del-pradoOur mindset, how we interact with others and our general outlook on the world greatly determines our health. In traditional Chinese medicine, emotions are regarded as one of the major causes of internal disruption. When we live in a prolonged state of anxiety, stress or anger, it can start to manifest as a physical ailment.
Understanding how each organ directly corresponds to specific emotions and ways of being can drastically shift your mental and physical health. Remember that we are fundamentally all made of an energy that, once we fully understand, we can control consciously.
Just like when our body gets a cut and heals it over time, we are able to heal things like cancer and major disease. This requires a massive shift in society, ways of living and the understanding of life. It is not easy to heal ourselves when we’ve been taught that it’s impossible from a modern scientific point of view.
In a world where we are in alignment with ourselves and fully grasp the mechanics of energy, the ability to heal yourself is as simple as thinking about it. Until we can collectively make a more drastic global shift, it’s important to learn how emotions and physicality are connected.


The Suwen of Huangdi Neijing is an ancient Chinese medical text that has been used as the doctrinal source for Chinese medicine.
It is written in a question-and-answer format between the mythical Yellow Emperor and his medical advisors.
In it, it describes “The five yin-organs of the human body produce five different kinds of essential Qi, which bring forth joy, anger, anxiety, pensiveness, and fear.” 


Joy corresponds with the heart. It is a feeling that spreads throughout your body and the intensity can only be handled by your heart.

o-HAPPY-PEOPLE-facebookIt is the center of your being, it is one of the main points where energy emits out of us. It is where we feel all emotions deeply, but not all emotions are always directly related to the heart.

The heart is like a second brain for emotions, intuition and inner knowing. When overstressed or stimulated, the heart can become agitated and lead to irregular heart palpitations. Try to focus on slowing down and listening to those gut feelings when you get them.


Traditional Chinese Medicine refers to anger as a full range of emotions, including resentment, frustration, agitation and similar feelings. Anger is directly related to the liver because of its process as a detoxifier.

hulkyellingmadWhen we are angry and putting stress on our body, it can produce an excess of iron in our blood and make it harder for our liver to filter it through.

This starts to block the energy in our liver and can start to develop problems over time if your mindset stays the same. If persisted, it can result in higher blood pressures as well.


Have you ever been really anxious about something and it feels like your whole chest tightens up? Your lungs are directly connected with anxiety and the emotion of fear.

AnxietyA common symptom of a panic attack includes shallow breathing or the inability to fully breathe at all. The energy within our lungs gets majorly blocked when we are in a state of panic or urgency.

This can eventually lead down into the large intestine and cause ulcers if you stay in a prolonged state of anxiety. It is the stress, the physical tightening of our muscles that cause this, so if you are an anxious person, really take the time for yourself.

Do things that make you feel good, and if it’s relaxing your body, then it’s truly curing you from an array of physical ailments.


Pensiveness or over-concentration is the result of a brain thatoverthinks too much or is too intellectually stimulated.

over-thinking-quote-girl-1024x1024-2z1nxttu7fckq2mr8qlptsMany people who have quick, sponge-like brains love to absorb information and continually run. It is vital to your mental health to slow those firing neurons down.

The organ related to this, surprisingly isn’t the brain but the spleen. The spleen is responsible for cleaning your blood and boosting the immune system. When you’re overstimulating your brain, a lot of the blood in your body goes there. It becomes an imbalanced distribution in not only blood but energy within the body.


Fear is an emotion natural to all of us. It is a root, primal instinct that is designed to keep us alive. When felt constantly in large doses, it can really shift our mental state drastically. The organ directly related to it is the kidney. It has a variety of functions, including an essential role in the urinary system.

fearThat is why children and people will pee themselves if they get scared enough!

That is a perfect example of how interconnected our emotions and physicality really are. When our brain tells our body that it is scared enough, our kidneys will involuntarily make the person pee in a reaction to the emotion.

This knowledge can greatly benefit all aspects of your health when taken into consideration and actually applied to your life. What emotions do you find yourself feeling the most?

What kind of mindset are you viewing reality from? These kinds of questions lead to answers that can fundamentally change how you interact with reality! 

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