Anger/ Resentment – Eastern Style – Release Chagrin, infuriation, resentment, acrimony, animosity, antagonism, exasperation, indignation, hatred and outrage.

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I have worked on resentment in the last post and feel I should also mention Anger because they intertwine with each other. Read on and find ways of healing yourself by clicking on the links below.

As usual if choose to work with my experiences you must take full responsibilty for your own health.

Definitions of Anger

A strong feeling of annoyance, displeasure, resentment, indignation, outrage or wrath

A strong feeling that makes you want to hurt someone or be unpleasant because of something unfair or unkind that has happened.

A strong feeling of displeasure and antagonism.

Anger, also known as wrath or rage, is an intense emotional state involving a strong uncomfortable and non-cooperative response to a perceived provocation, hurt or threat.

Anger can have many physical and mental consequences. The external expression of anger can be found in facial expressionsbody language, physiological responses, and at times public acts of aggression. Facial expressions can range from inward angling of the eyebrows to a full frown.[7] While most of those who experience anger explain its arousal as a result of “what has happened to them”, psychologists point out that an angry person can very well be mistaken because anger causes a loss in self-monitoring capacity and objective observability.

Modern psychologists view anger as a normal, natural, and mature emotion experienced by virtually all humans at times, and as something that has functional value for survival. Uncontrolled anger can, however, negatively affect personal or social well-being and impact negatively on those around them. While many philosophers and writers have warned against the spontaneous and uncontrolled fits of anger, there has been disagreement over the intrinsic value of anger. The issue of dealing with anger has been written about since the times of the earliest philosophers, but modern psychologists, in contrast to earlier writers, have also pointed out the possible harmful effects of suppressing anger.

Anger causes resentment and resentment causes anger. Both two very strong emotions. If these emotions are held onto for to long they can cause both physical and mental issues.

In Traditional Chinese Medicine it is proven that we store emotions in our body with Anger and resentment stored in our Liver.

Why is anger and resentment held in the liver? – According to Traditional Chinese Medicine theory anger/resentment is related to the liver within the five elements of wood. The wood element is all about growth and expansive movement. so any negative emotion as anger/resentment gets directed internally, both physical and emotionally. Anger is a natural response to any interruption in the livers mission to move and grow. (Encircle Negative emotion – energy block.

What does an angry liver feel like. You are holding onto resentment that is making you angry and bitter. The liver doesn’t like the negativity so you start feeling even more angry and bitter.

To stop this negative cycle we need to liberate this block in the energy cycle. To do this TCM has given us acupressure and Emotional Freedom Technique

As usual if you choose to act on my experiences you must take full responsibility for your own health

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