Search

How does depression affect organs



Depression is a complex syndrome and there are even different types of depression according to TICM: deficient depression and excessive depression.


Beyond just figuring out what type of depression you are suffering from, actually pinpointing which organs may be causing your depressive symptoms can help to more you and your health practitioner more accurately and efficiently treat your condition. Our organs are so involved in almost every single aspect of your health. Read on to diagnose which organs may be causing your depression.


Liver is associated with creativity, artistic endeavour, intuition, the unconscious, the making of plans and the courage to follow them through. A healthy, well grounded Liver enables forward planning with creativity, vision and insight. The liver is active in dreams and is the creative impulse drawn upon when a problem is solved after sleeping on it. A stressed Liver leads to depression with a lack of inspiration and direction, diminished creativity and loss of insight. You may feel trapped by insurmountable barriers. A Liver in excess results in irrational behavior, while a deficient Liver, leads to lack of courage, indecisiveness and even sleep walking.


Spleen is responsible for mental activity to properly think through a problem. The excessive Spleen leads to excessive worry, obsessive thinking and an inability to concentrate constructively. When the Spleen is deficient, difficulty concentrating is a major symptom, quickly losing interest and not staying focused on the simplest of tasks. Also, there is a tendency to overeat or comfort eat, and obsess over food.

1 view0 comments

Recent Posts

See All