Anger is one of the worst emotions that humans are not good at dealing with. In order to study the influence of psychological state on human health, American physiologist Elma designed a very simple experiment: insert a glass test tube into a container filled with ice-water mixture, and then collect people’s emotions in different emotional states. Air and water”. The study found that when a person is calm, the water is clear and transparent when he breathes; when he is sad, there is a white precipitate in the water; when he is remorseful, there is a protein precipitate; when he is angry, there is a purple precipitate. Elma injected the “angry water” that people exhale when they were angry into a rat, and 12 minutes later, the rat died. From this Elma analysis believes that when people are angry, their physiological reactions are very strong, and their secretions are more complex and more toxic than other emotional secretions. Therefore, it is difficult for people who are angry at every turn to be healthy and even more difficult to live a long life.
In our daily life, we often get angry because of some things. When we get angry, our muscles, blood pressure, blood sugar levels, heart rate, breathing rate, gut, and even the temperature of our fingers all respond. Anger is like a nocturnal assassin, unknowingly stealing our health and robbing our lives.
Angry Sin #1: Harming the Immune System
We know that many diseases are caused by the destruction of the immune system and the reduction of the body’s resistance. Anger can disrupt the endocrine system and damage the immune system. When angry, various glands in the body are stimulated. Glands in an unstable environment are forced to alter hormone production, leading to disturbances in the body’s endocrine system. After being angry, abnormal manifestations such as palpitation, chest tightness, dry mouth, and acne are caused by endocrine disorders.
The second sin of anger: easy to cause myocardial hypoxia
I believe everyone has had the experience of getting angry, with a racing heart, flushed face, and feeling top-heavy. This is due to the large amount of blood rushing to the head, which reduces the amount of blood supplying the heart, resulting in myocardial hypoxia. At this time, if the heart wants the body to maintain a normal circulation, it must increase the workload, so that irregular heartbeats or even life-threatening will occur.
The third sin of anger: causing heart disease
The heart and blood vessels are sensitive to emotional responses. Repeated and persistent negative emotions are the main factors leading to cardiovascular disease. Anger can instantly increase blood pressure and heart rate, and people who are not in good health are prone to cardiovascular and cerebrovascular risks.
The fourth sin of anger: Inducing gastrointestinal diseases
There is a close relationship between mood and gastrointestinal functional status. When people are angry, anxious, angry and resentful, the gastric mucosa will be congested, the secretion of gastric acid will increase, and the negative emotions and gastrointestinal function will interact with each other. In the long term, this can lead to stomach ulcers.
Five sins of anger: induce hyperthyroidism
When a person is angry, the endocrine system will be disordered, and the hormone secreted by the thyroid will increase at this time, which will lead to hyperthyroidism in the long run. Some people think that the thyroid itself has defects in this kind of patient, and usually does not have hyperthyroidism, but only after encountering angry bad emotional stimuli, the disease is induced; some people think that bad emotional stimulation is the initiating factor of hyperthyroidism.
Sixth sin of anger: affecting breast health
Breast disease is a common and frequently-occurring disease in women. From the perspective of traditional Chinese medicine, the liver is mainly responsible for storing blood and dredging, and the main dredging includes flirting. In other words, mood ups and downs will directly affect the function of the liver. The breast originates from the liver meridian, and the function of the liver will be reflected in the breast. People who like to get angry and short-tempered are full of anger, which will affect the breasts, causing breast pain or breast hyperplasia.
Cultivation of mind and body, learning small skills
Here’s what to do when you’re feeling angry:
Try speaking at a slower rate. When you are angry, try to reduce the speed of speech by 2/3 and the volume by 2/3. Even if you are out of breath, you must ask yourself to speak in a slow tone, and the volume is so loud that the other party can hear it.
Try turning your neck. Careful observation can find that when people are angry, their necks are very stiff. At this time, you might as well turn your neck to the left and right shoulders to relieve stiffness.
Get out of angry situations. When you’re angry, try closing your eyes or looking away from the other person to quickly quench the anger. Or immediately leave the angry scene and the person who annoyed you, and find a quiet place to read a book, chat with others, or do something else.
Try hugging yourself. Anger is actually the process of alienating yourself. Embrace yourself tightly with both arms, which can relieve tension and instability and make you more calm.
Try smelling the plants. The effect of smell on the human body can directly reach the hindbrain, forebrain and thalamus. When you are angry, put your nose about 10 cm away from the green plant and take 5 deep breaths.
Learn to laugh at yourself. Humor is a good medicine. Next time you can’t help but slap the table, imagine how ridiculous it would be to express anger inappropriately.
Try exercise. Strengthen sports to cool off, such as playing ball, running, and participating in labor. If there is no one next to you when you are angry, you can also use high-fives and stomps to relieve your anger. It doesn’t take much time, just two or three minutes.
Deep breathing method: When you are angry, try to maintain a sitting position, lean back, put your fingers together, and place your palms on your navel. Think of your lungs as a balloon, take a long breath through your nose, fill the balloon, hold for 2 seconds. At this point you see your hands being “pushed up”; then slowly exhale through your mouth to “deflate” the balloon. Taking deep breaths will help you dissolve the “concentration” of anger, which acts as an effective sedative, allowing you to control the speed and frequency of your anger, rather than being dominated by it.
Learn to vent. Now that the qi has been generated, holding it hard is also harmful to health. You might as well run to an open space and shout it out, or hit the gym with sandbags, etc.