Despite its bad reputation, anger is a natural emotion, a normal reaction to stress. According to Steve Kubacki, Ph.D., in the department of health psychology at Bastyr University in Kenmore, Washington, “we are all born with the capacity to be angry and aggressive.” Anger that takes the form of chronic or controlled rage can frequently be managed with natural therapies. Anger that is uncontrollable or biologic in origin, however, may require medication. Whatever the classification of the anger, if it is not addressed by practitioners and patients alike, anger may accelerate such conditions as degenerative cardiovascular disease.
(Source: Alternative Complementary Therapies, December 2002)