Sadness is an emotion that we need when dealing with a loss, a lack, or an illness. It is a beautiful emotion in the sense that the tears that run down your cheek are a physical expression of how an emotion flows in a process. The feeling of sadness can start to disrupt us if, for example, we do not quite know why we are sad, or if the sadness takes on a chronic character. In Chinese medicine, the element of earth is seen as the element of caring for. The meridians belonging to the earth element can help to support the care of grief.