Ever heard of old sayings like 'vent your spleen' or 'have the gall to do something' and wondered what they mean? 'To vent your spleen' is an idiom to describe someone who is angry and to 'have the gall to do something' means to have courage. So what do body parts have to do with emotions?
Have you ever wondered why people lose control of their bladder when they have a sudden fright? Do people who experience a broken heart end up getting heart disease? Western medicine struggles to explain some of these phenomena but complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) can offer some viable answers.