Have you ever heard the saying, “you’re worrying yourself sick”? It is related
to the fact that the stomach is associated with worry. When you overthink, this turns into worry.
It’s natural to be concerned about your kids, or passing an exam, or dealing with
a conflict at work
.But if your concern turns into persistent worry then you are at risk for stomach and bowel problems.
• In Chinese Medicine the stomach represents the conscious mind and hence the thinking process.
Thinking is the process of examining every option of a problem or situation; mentally going through the
array of scenarios. However, if this process becomes excessive it turns into worry.