Anger and Hostility
Anger signals the body to prepare for a fight. When the person gets angry, adrenalin and other hormones are released into your bloodstream. The person’s blood pressure, pulse, and respiration rate go up. Anger is a normal response to daily events. It is the appropriate response to any situation that poses a threat.
Hostility is being ready for a fight all the time. Continual hostility keeps the blood pressure high and may also increase the risk for heart attack, stroke and other illness. Being hostile also isolates the person from other people.
When adults approach their later years, their hormone production declines which cause women’s menopause and men’s andropause (male menopause). Since the hormones are out of balance, during their life change, both women and men get irritated easier and get angered at things that used to not upset them.
Try to understand the real reason why you are angry. Is it the current situation that is making you angry or something that happened earlier in the day? Notice when you start to become angry and take steps to deal with your anger in positive way. Do not ignore your anger until you “ blow up”. Express your anger in healthy ways: 1) Count to 10 and deep breath to release the stress and pressure. When you have calmed down, you will be better able to discuss the conflict rationally. 2) Try stretching, Yoga, TaiChi or meditation. 3) Go for a short walk or jog. 4) Talk about your anger with a friend. 5) 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 so as to release the anger.
Acupuncture: to comfort the mind, improve blood circulation, promote energy flow, re-balance brain chemical, educe mental stress and control the anger and hostility.
Herbs: Calm the mind, stabilize nerves, normalize nutrients, balance metabolism, restore hormone, improve mental health and relieve the anxiety and anger.
For more information please call Dr. Liyan Lu at (661)513-9265, Ping’s Acupuncture and Herbs Center/ Bamboo Acupuncture.