According to Gong Ting Xin, “Susceptibility
to fright ... timidity in which the patient fears being
apprehended, all result from deficiency of the qi of Heart
and Gall Bladder “.
Fright reflect the statement in the Ling Shu (Spiritual Pivot) “when
Liver qi is deficient there is fear”.
Ling Shu (Spiritual Pivot) “The Liver stores
blood, the blood is the residence of the ethereal soul (hun); when Liver qi is deficient there is fear”.
The great doctor Hua Tuo said of the relationship between the Heart and fear “excessive thought gives rise to apprehension, and apprehension injures the Heart; an injured Heart gives rise to loss of spirit, and loss of spirit gives rise to fright and fear”