Do you ever have a hard time letting go? Is it a person, relationship, event or thing? Or all of the above? Have you been unable to process the grief of losing someone you love? By not expressing ourselves fully or completely ignoring emotional discomfort, we can make ourselves sick.
Traditional Chinese Medicine emphasizes the importance of emotions and their role in our physical well-being. Each emotion that goes unprocessed can affect specific organs. Difficulty letting go or grieving is detrimental to your lungs and/or large intestines. So if you have issues with digestion, going #2, asthma, or weakened immunity, take some time and see what old hurts or non-supportive patterns you might be holding on to. Maybe your health issues haven’t been alleviated or even diagnosed with Western medicine. Holding on to sadness can contribute to physical issues. I’m not saying you’re at fault, but if you haven’t dealt with past hurts and let them go, they will eventually make you sick.