How we feel is more than just an emotional state. Our mood and emotions can affect our body in positive and negative ways, especially when the emotion is long-lasting.
Traditional Chinese Medicine recognizes the connection between emotional and physical being. Stress or pain in the body could be reflective of a negative emotional state. Being aware of these pains and where they are located in the body, and then connecting that area of the body to a specific emotion can turn into a huge tool for the healing journey.
Areas of the Body and Their Emotional Stress Connections
- Feet: feeling tied down or unsteady
- Ankles: guilt or inflexibility
- Lower Leg: unable to keep up
- Knee: unable to move forward
- Upper Leg: feeling powerless
- Hip: feeling burdened or unable to carry a load
- Hand: unable to let go or to hold on
- Wrist: overworked or under appreciated
- Torso: unable to overcome or carrying someone else’s weight
- Upper Spine: feeling unloved, unsupported, or withholding love
- Mid Spine: feeling stuck in the past or guilt
- Lower Spine: financial stress or fear of money
- Lower Arm: unable to keep up
- Elbow: unable to push back
- Upper Arm: unable to hold on or hold back
- Breast: separation or loss
- Shoulder: unable to get out of the way or burdened
- Neck: unable to understand, critical, or stubborn
- Jaw: unable to swallow a situation
- Teeth: unable to bite back
- Nose: something is offensive
- Ear: out of balance or things you don’t want to hear
- Eye: loss of love, impatience, or desiring attention
- Head: shy or emotionally indifferent
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