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A study of facial expressions related the seven emotional factors and the five viscera. 面部表情研究涉及七情與五臟

2021

五行(the five elements):火(FIRE)
七情(the seven emotional factors):喜(JOY)
五臟(the five viscera):心(Heart)

喜則氣緩傷心(much JOY impairs the heart qi)

Joy can make blood flow, relax muscles, and help recover from fatigue. But too much joy, causing more than laughter or madness, is a manifestation of impaired heart qi. Cardiopulmonary activity slows down, and there are palpitations, insomnia, forgetfulness, dementia, etc.

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五行:木(WOOD)
七情:怒(ANGER)
五臟:肝(Liver)
怒則氣上傷肝(ANGER hurts the liver qi)

Anger hurts the liver qi and causes hyperactivity of the liver yang, and manifests symptoms such as anxious limbs, abnormal grip, and loud calls. It can also cause liver failure, unhappiness, irritability, dizziness. It is an important cause of hypertension, coronary heart disease, and gastric ulcer.

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五行:金(METAL)
七情:憂(ANXIETY)
五臟:肺(Lung)
憂則氣聚傷肺(ANXIETY dissipates the lung qi)

When people are anxiety, they will dissipate lung qi, causing wheezing and coughing, shortness of breath, depression, etc., as well as dry cough, hemoptysis, dumbness, and digestive disorders.

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五行:土(EARTH)
七情:思(PINING AWAY)
五臟:脾(Spleen)
思則氣結傷脾(PINING AWAY stagnates the spleen qi)

Pining away leads to qi stagnation, making people look lazy, full of chest and diaphragm, and lack of appetite, such as spleen qi stagnation and abnormal movement. That is to say, due to excessive thinking in the brain, the secretion of digestive juices is reduced, and there is loss of appetite, haggard face, shortness of breath, fatigue, depression, etc.

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五行:金(METAL)
七情:悲(GRIEF)
五臟:肺(Lung)
悲則氣聚傷肺(GRIEF dissipates the lung qi)

When people are strongly sad, they will dissipate lung qi, causing wheezing and coughing, shortness of breath, depression, etc., as well as dry cough, hemoptysis, dumbness, and digestive disorders.

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五行:水(WATER)
七情:恐(FEAR)
五臟:腎(Kidney)
恐則氣下傷腎(FEAR sinks the kidney qi)

Excessive fear can cause pathological changes such as unfixed kidney qi, sinking qi, being in anguish and living in constant fear, dissipated spirit, incontinence, and indeterminate will. Then there will be tinnitus, deafness, dizziness, impotence, etc., and even death.

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五行:水(WATER)
七情:驚(FRIGHT)
五臟:腎(Kidney)
驚則氣亂傷腎(FRIGHT upsets the kidney qi)

Excessive or sudden shock and fear can cause pathological changes such as unfixed kidney qi, sinking qi, being in anguish and living in constant fear, dissipated spirit, incontinence, and indeterminate will. Then there will be tinnitus, deafness, dizziness, impotence, etc., and even death.

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