This wheel of health is based on the ancient wisdom of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Let’s break it down to each month.
According to the studies, depression and low mood are linked to the low levels of serotonin and dopamine in the body, which are the feeling good neurotransmitters in the brain. More and more research shows that if you have speech anxiety and are forced to speak in public under the pressure, your body’s allergy responses will double in the next two days. On the other hand, a big cry can be an easy way to release emotional stress. So, how do our emotions affect our health? Let’s dive into it.
1. True affection of love
Telling your loved ones how much you love them can have a positive impact on your cholesterol levels according to the studies. Some reports indicate that if you spend 20 minutes a week expressing your positive feeling about your loved ones in a written form, your cholesterol level can drop in 5 weeks, which can benefit your heart health. From energy medicine, the heart is the seed of the soul, no wonder our emotions are linked to our heart health because they are the expressions of our souls.
According to the studies, if you have a hot temper and easily engage in the arguments with others, your self-healing ability is likely to be twice as slow as others. For example, if you already feel under the weather, but you are spending 30 minutes arguing with others, this will have a negative impact on your self-healing abilities and take an extra day to recover.
Short-term stress can increase your body’s immune response and produce anti-cancer compounds for weeks, but if the stress becomes chronic, the situation is completely different. Long term stress can affect your memory, impact your decision-making ability. It also reduces your immune function and decreases your productivity. In addition, stress can also exacerbate allergic reactions. According to the studies, when you are under chronic stress, your allergy symptoms can be exacerbated by two to four times.
4. Suppress the feelings
Women have a tendency to bottle up their feelings after a conflict with their loved ones. This likely doubles their risks of heart disease and stroke. But if you let yourself yelling out due to the anger, you are not doing yourself a favor either. According to the studies, even a few minutes of an explosionof anger will cause blood pressure and heart rate to rise rapidly, which will increase the possibility of heart attack by 19%. Even if you find a milder way to express your anger, such as impatience or grievances, the stress and depression associated with anger are equally unhealthy, and your immune system is still being compromised.
5. Fall in love
Love can promote the secretion of nerve growth factor for up to a year. The nerve growth factor is a hormone-like substance that helps the nervous system to regenerate and improve memory by promoting the growth of the brain cells. Since people in love always enjoy the satisfaction of being loved, this can contribute their emotional, mental and physical well-being.
Depression, sadness,and negativity can lead to multiple injuries to the body. Serotonin and dopamine are two important neurotransmitters that contribute to your happiness and inner calmness. When you are in a good mood, their levels are higher in your body. Another important function of these neurotransmitters is to help reduce pain, which should explain why 45% of people with depression are also suffering from various physical pains.
There are many ways to have a good laugh, such as watching a funny movie. When you laugh, your body secretes 27% more exciting beta-endorphin, your growth hormone will also increase by 87%, which improves your sleep quality and increases the capacity of cell repair. Moreover, even if you just want to laugh but didn’t laugh out, you can still suppress the secretion of the stress hormone cortisol and adrenaline associated with depression and low mood. When people laugh, they will suppress many unnecessary stresses, and the rate of heart disease will also decrease.
The tears contain a lot of stress-related hormones and neurotransmitters. It is thought that tears are a great way for the body to remove harmful chemicals under the pressure. If you don’t cry, your body will not be able to detoxify naturally, this will eventually affect your immune function, memory,and digestion.
Envy is the most intense and painful of human emotions, and it is also the most difficult one to control. Women often suffer from jealousy because of emotional betray from the opposite sex, and men’s envy often comes from the self-judgment of their sexual ability. Envy mixed with fear, stress,and anger will trigger the body’s ’emergency mechanism’, which can attack the heart function, increase the blood pressure and pulse, threaten the immune system, and make the person feel very anxious.
If you have just had an upset argument with someone recently, it is best to distract yourself as much as you can. As long as the memory of argument is repeated in the mind, your stress level will rise again. In another word, hostility triggered from the upset memories will only cause more damage to your health.
Forgiveness is the key is of finding happiness and love.
Oxytocin is the origin of the intimate relationship among people. The reason why lovers are eager to hug and kiss each other isbecause oxytocin is at work. When the oxytocin level in the body rises, a large amount of DHEA hormone is released. DHEA hormoneis an anti-aging hormone that not only delays the aging process and relieves stress, but also promotes cell regeneration.
Love, gratitude, and satisfaction all stimulate the production of oxytocin, which contributes to our happiness and a strong sense of belonging. At the same time, the amount of oxygen supplied to the body tissues is greatly increased, and the body’s recovery rate is further increased. In addition, when people are grateful, their ECG activitiestend to be harmonious. In this state, the brain and heart work most efficiently. In summary, negative feelings and emotions such as depression, jealousy and sadness can create chronic stress in our body. They affect our hormone balance and damage our immune system. Chronic stress can actually decrease our lifespan. Acknowledging the good aspects of life and giving thanks have a powerful impact on our emotional wellbeing. When you feel joy, happiness, gratitude or love, your body responds by releasing endorphins and oxytocin, often called ‘the cuddle hormone’, they trigger cellular changes that improve the overall functioning of the body. In order to achieve optimal health, emotion management is a MUST! Here are some quick and simple ways to boost your happiness. What are your tips of mastering emotion management? Please share with us.
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