Anger and Hostility
Updated: Sep 23
Anger signals the body to prepare for a fight. When the person gets angry, adrenalin and other hormones release into your bloodstream to increase blood pressure, pulse, and respiration rate. Anger is a normal response to daily events or any thread situation.
Hostility is being ready for a fight all the time. Continual hostility keeps the blood pressure high and may increase the risk of heart attack, stroke, and other illnesses. Being hostile also isolates the person from other people.
When adults approach their later years, their hormone production declines to cause women’s menopause and men’s andropause (male menopause). Since the hormones are out of balance, both women and men get irritated easier and get angered at things that did not upset them during their life change.
Try to understand the real reason why you are angry. Is it the current situation that is making you mad or something that happened earlier in the day? Notice when you start to become angry and take steps to deal with your anger positively. Do not ignore your anger until you “blow up.” Express your anger in healthy ways: 1) Count to 10 and a deep breath to release the stress and pressure. When you have calmed down, you will be better able to discuss the conflict rationally. 2) Do stretching, Yoga, TaiChi, or meditation; Go for a short walk or jog; Talk about your anger with a friend. 3) Draw or paint to release the anger or write about it in a journal.
Treatment with Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM)
Traditional Chinese medicine can relieve simple anxiety and also help in combination with medical care.
Ping’s meridians massage: to calm and relax the mind to release the anger.
Acupuncture: comfort the mind, improve blood circulation, promote energy flow, re-balance brain chemicals, reduce mental stress, and control anger and hostility.
Herbs: Calm the mind, stabilize nerves, normalize nutrients, balance metabolism, restore hormones, improve mental health and relieve anxiety and anger.
Case report: a 30 years old male patient had been suffering from bipolar for about five years. He had to hospitalize and treat his acute mental issues for one week before receiving treatment from our clinic. He had had Ping’s meridian massage and acupuncture treatments once a week or as needed for one year. With our treatments, he gradually off all his mental medicine and got a big raise and promotion on his job.