Dr Siddesha G
This article explores the role of Homoeopathy in emotion and conscience. Cognitive abilities, emotional abilities and various other skills and talents are important in making us complete individuals. Being good at knowing how others feel, regulating the emotions of others and controlling one’s display of emotions are all skills that are prerequisites for any great Homoeopath. For a person to have an active conscience they must, I think, be in touch to a reasonable degree with emotions. In this article I have briefed what is emotion and conscience, its role in health and illness and how Homoeopathy system offers a bright future in the moral psychology.
Keywords; – Emotions, Conscience, Guilt, Homoeopathic remedies.
Emotions is an acute disturbance of an organism as a whole, physiological in origin involving behaviour, conscious experience and visceral functioning.
Emotions will be expressed as:-
- Facial expression : anger, fear, joy, redness of face, expression of the eyeball, etc.
- Voice : variations in vocal expression in different circumstances are more dependable than facial expression itself.
- Body language : attacking attitude in anger, the on run when afraid, still when puzzled, sitting when bowed head in sadness and many other bodily postures are noticeable.
Kinds of emotions
- Positive Emotions :Pleasant emotions like amusement, love, curiosity, joy and happiness which are helpful and essential to the normal development are termed as positive emotions.
- Negative Emotions: Unpleasant emotions like fear, anger, jealousy which are harmful to the well-being and development of an individual are termed as negative emotions
However, by their nature of positiveness and negativizes, It should not be concluded that experiencing a positive emotion is good and experiencing a negative emotions is bad. Excess of everything is bad. Even the negative emotions may prove very essential for human welfare.
PHYSIOLOGY OF EMOTIONS
- Emotions are controlled by the endocrine glands, the ANS, and brain. The endocrine glands affect the emotional behaviour of an individual by the under secretion or over secretion of the respective hormones.ANS plays significant role in controlling and regulating emotional behaviour. Both sympathetic and para sympathetic ANS work close cooperation at the time of emotional experience.
- The sympathetic and parasympathetic divisions of the autonomic nervous system are having centres in the HYPOTHALAMUS.Stimulation of posterior area of the hypothalamus increases sympathetic activity leading to excitement and tension etc.Stimulation of anterior area causes increase in parasympathetic activities leading to relaxation and depression etc.Impulses that come from hypothalamus increase both smooth muscle (involuntary) and skeletal muscles (voluntary) activities.
- It has been known that various areas in the limbic system may produce a variety of emotional reactions, and the stimulation of which will produce the concerned emotional reactions.
EMOTIONS IN HEALTH AND ILLNESS
Emotions play an important role in our life. They give us energy to carry out the activity. they provide change and colour to life. A positive emotion can improve the quality of life and improve health. People who are emotionally healthy are in control of their thoughts, feelings, and behaviour. They feel good about themselves and have good relationships.
A negative emotion prevents a person seeing and accepting life situations normally. Anger, fear, shame, guilt, arrogance, envy, jealousy, resentment, sadness, or disappointments are negative emotions expressed through the aggression and violence, as well as self-pity, loneliness, boredom, and inadequacy. Negative emotions can hamper health and happiness. poor emotional health can weaken the body’s immune system and increase one’s vulnerability to cold and other infections during emotionally difficult times, when negative feelings dominant in person depression can set in. when emotionally disturbed one will not be able to take care of health properly. The psychosomatic disorder usually applied when a person has physical symptoms that appear to be caused or worsened by psychological factors.