Could the stress in your life be making you sick?

Hi there!

Have you ever thought “Could the stresses or events in my life have helped cause my illness or condition?”

Now that I think about it – maybe yes!

In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and Indian Healing, they believe the stresses, emotions, people and events involved in your life are linked with illness and even cause illness.

Have a go at reflecting now.


What was going on in your life when you first noticed a condition or illness you have or had.


Was there any fear, anger, resentment, frustration, guilt, grief or despair occurring around this time for you?

In TCM many of these emotions are associated with organs and their meridians (energy pathways).

For example:

Meridian/Organ              Negative Emotion/Stress

Liver                                  Anger/Resentment

Gallbladder                     Frustration/Indecisivness

Kidney (adrenals)          Fear/Anxiety/Procrastinating

Lung                                 Grief/Guilt/Regret

Large Intestine               Grief/Guilt/Sadness/Stuck

Spleen/Pancreas            Rejection/Self Pitying

Stomach                           Deprivation (emotionally)/Criticism

Governing (spine)          Support – imbalance of too little support or too much support(feeling guilty)

Also, where the organ is located in the body may correspond with the afflicted physical body part too. Eg The emotions from the large intestine and governing meridian may correspond with the area of  lower back issues. The lung may correspond with conditions around the torso and breast area etc.

Can you relate to any of this? There’s so much more info about these links and what I see, I could collate a book!

So what to do with this information? Well being mindful of what emotions you are feeling is a good start.




So acknowledgement of those feelings helps enormously and then stimulating energy flow in those energy pathways helps to bring you back into balance, so the body can heal itself.

Kinesiology, meditation, yoga, tai chi, Qigong and acupuncture all stimulate energy flow.

Let me know if you have noticed any links yourself.


Have a good week!




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