By: Cathy Logan, CHC, COT, CECP

Everything in the universe is made up of energy: whether it manifests in a physical form (such as lightning) or remains invisible. Not only are you made up of energy, but other forms of energy (we can’t see) pass through your body all of the time, such as radio waves, x-rays, thought waves and emotions.

So what does ‘energy’ have to do with your intestines? You can feel energy in the form of emotions; and, if negative emotions become trapped within your body, this energy can adversely affect your health. Certain emotions can even affect the function of specific organs, such as your intestines.

Are emotions, or other factors, affecting your intestinal health? How do you know? What are the symptoms? And, what can you do to improve balance and function?

Small Intestines

The small intestine’s main responsibility is absorbing nutrients from food. It sorts the food we eat into nutrients to be used by the body and excess to be passed as waste; essentially, separating pure from impure.

Symptoms of a small intestine imbalance may include:

  • Bloating and gas
  • Diarrhea
  • Pain in the lower back and knees
  • Skin rashes or dryness

In particular, you wouldn’t necessary think intestinal and skin health are related. However, skin problems can occur when the small intestine is imbalanced and less able to absorb nutrients that the body needs. Since the skin is one of the last organs to receive nutrients from the small intestine, it may then show symptoms from this deficiency.

Many times, the underlying cause of small intestine distress is from trapped emotions. Some emotions associated with this organ are: abandonment, betrayal, insecurity, heartache, and love and effort un-received (lack of acknowledgement of your efforts by others).

Restoring health can be as simple as identifying the emotion, through muscle-testing, and then releasing it energetically to balance the small intestine.

Large Intestines

The colon, or large intestine, is very vulnerable to negative energies, especially excesses of melancholic emotions such as: discouragement, grief, self-abuse and rejection. Deep insecurities also have a negative impact on the colon.

These emotional disturbances can produce disorders in your large intestine, including:

  • Constipation
  • Diarrhea
  • IBS and colitis
  • Diverticulitis and diverticulosis

When trapped emotions manifest in the colon, I help clients using Emotion Code. It’s the same kinesiology-based method I use to identify and release negative energies for small intestinal health.

Emotional hygiene is just as important to small and large intestinal health as proper nutrition, sleep, exercise and meditation. Being aware of and tending to the energies around you, and inside your body (especially emotions), will help you to maintain balance and live a vibrant life.

As always, we at Chesapeake Holistic are here to help you!


Cathy is a Certified Health Coach, and a Certified ONDAMED® Technician and Emotion Code® Practitioner. She is also trained in Ionic Foot Detox.