The Traditional Chinese medical staff
have pointed out long before, Healthy human body means not only freedom
from diseases and weakness, but also sound mental condition and social
adaptive capacity. In modern society, psychic factors give rise to more
and more psychosomatic diseases. Psychological diseases will become the
frequent and widespread diseases of human being in the 21st century.
Under normal circumstances seven emotional activities play a role of
coordinating the physiological functions
of the five zang organs. But excessive seven emotions beyond the scope
of the self-adjustment of the human body can cause disturbance of
visceral qi and blood. Consequently emotional health problem occur.
How To Abstaining From Anger?
"Anger" has been the emotional taboo for
experts on life cultivation throughout the history. It impairs not only
the liver, but also the heart, stomach and brain etc. ,which leads to
cause various diseases. Accordingly, anger, the bad emotion, should be
possibly controlled in life cultivation and rehabilitation.
Restraining one's anger means that one should rationally overcome
emotional impulses. when anything irritating, comes up' one should
first think of its bad consequence so as to rationally restrain and
control one's bad and violent emotions. For instance, ancient and
modern wise people often hang up aphorisms such as "restraining anger"
and "ceasing to be angry" over their desks to remind them of
abstinence from anger.
How To Overcome Depression?
One may adopt proper methods to give vent
to one's bad emotions when meeting setbacks, or being wronged, or
confronting troublesome and grief affairs. For instance, one may cry
aloud in a place where there are no people when meeting with a
misfortune or being extremely grieved; one may go to an open field
and shout loudly to let off his depression and emotions when
encountering setbacks backs and feeling constrained.
How To Deal With Negative Emotions?
When bad emotions occur, one should find
two or three intimate friends to air one's depression and follow
friend's advice, eventually to overcome bad emotions.
Diverting emotions means overcoming
emotions and changing the directionality of emotions to get rid of
distracting thoughts and depression and to change bad emotions and
habits. When met with depression, one might as well "read books
to divert oneself from boredom, listen to music to dispel melancholy. "
In addition, the musical instrument, chess, painting and calligraphy
may be utilized to divert emotions and mould one's temperament.
Sports - Bad emotions due to mental
stimuli can be let off by sports activities and also by diverting one's
attention and regulating the balance of the human body. Various
activities such as playing balls, walking, mountaineering, practicing
Taijiquan and performing a sword dance can all divert or let off mental
stress and discomfort. Especially, traditional physical training
emphasizes the combination of movement with motionlessness, which can
make the body comfortable and people happy. It is very effective for
eliminating bad emotions. In addition, people may also take part in
physical labor to get rid of mental tension, anger and grief with
Suggestion therapy is a method to promote
the patient's rehabilitation by means of suggestion. The ancient
Chinese idiom "mistaking the reflection of a bow in the cup for a
snake-extremely suspicious" is a typical example of this suggestion.
The ancient Chinese pray for recovery also includes some elements of
suggestion therapy. Suggestion has both positive suggestion and
negative suggestion. Positive suggestion means the patient accepts
other peoples ideas completely, unconditionally, uncritically and
without analysis no matter the ideas are correct or not. It exerts
positive effects on psychosomatic health. Negative suggestion, however,
denotes that the patient thoroughly negates and rejects other people's
ideas. It has negative effects on psychosomatic health. Suggestion
therapy makes use of the positive effects of suggestion to promote
psychosomatic health of the human body. Meanwhile, attention should be
paid to avoiding the negative effects of suggestion. Suggestion therapy
may be conducted on two occasions: one is performed in complete waking
state without hypnotization; the other means suggestion is given to the
patient after he or she enters hypnosis. The latter excels the former
in effects. Besides, the patient also may perform positive self
suggestion and repeatedly intensify the consciousness of "excellent
health and recovery from the disease". In this way visceral functions
can be consequently induced to develop along an orderly direction.