What your aching body is REALLY telling you about your emotional and mental state
By now the whole nation knows about the disaster of prescription pain drugs.
Of course, Insiders’ Cures readers knew this train wreck was coming down the track years ago…and you also already know that there are safe and effective non-drug approaches to pain management.
My new online Arthritis Relief & Reversal Protocol gives an in-depth look at all of the scientifically proven ways you can end pain without the deadly side effects of opioid pain pills.
This protocol not only includes dietary supplements, but also mind-body therapies like acupuncture, biofeedback, guided imagery, hypnosis, mindfulness meditation, relaxation therapy, and stress reduction—along with spending time in nature and green spaces.
So why are these holistic treatments so effective? Because pain management involves much more than quaint mainstream medical models of “blocking” pain with failed drugs. Let’s take a closer look.
Why pain pills often don’t work
Some causes of pain are purely physical, like an ulcer in the stomach or a herniated disc in the spine. But many doctor’s visits are for pain that has no apparent cause. No pathologic abnormalities are detected in the patient, and blood tests (such as they are) are all “normal.”
This condition is called a “functional” complaint in mainstream medicine. According to conventional medical wisdom, there is nothing wrong, but the patient is still having problems functioning.
But, of course, there is something wrong. Not with the patient, but with mainstream medicine—which has a hard time thinking past replacing one failed pain pill with the false promise of another.
And they simply ignore the growing amount of scientific evidence that shows pain is a complex process that involves body, mind, and spirit.
Emotional and mental pain can cause physical pain
The mainstream’s ideas about controlling pain don’t go past the outdated, simple-minded concept that opioid drug molecules fit into the brain like little keys in little locks, thus “blocking” pain receptors.
Granted, the mainstream has acknowledged the role of inflammation in causing pain. But mainstream anti-inflammatory drugs can have disastrous side effects…and frequently don’t even work.
If the mainstream would only shove aside the pill bottles, they’d be able to see new evidence that points to the roles of bioenergy, perception, and physical manifestation in addressing the real root of pain.
I discuss this approach in depth in my book with Mike Jawer, Your Emotional Type.
Our applied research on the science of psychometrics shows that your personality boundary type, or “emotional type,” determines the kind of pain to which you are susceptible—and the natural treatments that will work best for you.
To put it another way, the pain you feel may actually be related to a specific emotional or mental state. Meaning pain is more than physical—it’s part of your consciousness about life and life experiences. So when you experience emotional stress and distress, these feelings can manifest directly in your body.
In fact, your body can show you precisely where the problem lies. Even general pain you can feel “all over” can point to certain problems in your overall consciousness.
But today, I’m going to talk about how pain in specific parts of your body may be the manifestation of certain stresses or challenges in your life…and how tackling those issues may remove the root cause of your pain.
Alleviating pain from head to foot
Muscle pain may represent a challenge with moving on in your life, and with being flexible with changes at home, work, and within yourself.
The joints are supposed to be flexible, moving with the muscles, so joint pain may indicate you need to be open to new experiences, life lessons, and ways of thinking.
When pain is associated with fatigue (for example, fibromyalgia or chronic fatigue syndrome), it may indicate denial and resistance to the steps necessary to move forward. Listen to your inner voice, which is nudging you toward taking on new experiences.
Headaches limit your ability to think and make decisions. Sometimes you may “know” the decision you need to make in your “heart” (or more likely in your entire conscious body) but your “head” gets in the way by overthinking or over-rationalizing. In Ayurveda, this is called the “mistake of the intellect,” and it’s thought to create head and neck pain. So the next time you get a headache, relax and listen to what your body is really telling you.
Pain in the shoulder may indicate you are carrying an emotional burden. In fact, that may be where the phrase “shouldering a burden” comes from. If you have this type of pain, try thinking of some solutions for your problems. But not all by yourself. You’ll fare better if you get help, and distribute the “burden.”
Elbow and arm pain may have to do with resistance to change. Stiff, unbending arms may mean you can’t “do” things with your head, heart, and hands. There may simply be an emotional burden you need to stop carrying.
The hands symbolize your ability to link with others. That’s why pain in the hands may be alleviated by stretching the many delicate muscles connecting the fine bones of your hands and fingers. You may also have to do a little more stretching in your life to make new friends and restore connections to old friends.
Stomach pain is something we easily associate with feelings. For example, something “makes me sick to my stomach.” Sometimes we are simply not able to “digest” something negative in our lives, including disrespect, grief, or another emotional state.
Back pain (in the spine) is the most common cause of pain and disability. The back supports the whole body, so pain may indicate you are experiencing a lack of emotional or financial support in your life. And if you have pain at the base of your spine—in the sacrum (part of the pelvis) or coccyx (vestigial tailbone)—that may indicate you are sitting on a problem and should get to the bottom of it.
Hip pain may be associated with resistance to change and too much caution in making decisions. It may also indicate a lack of general support in your life.
Knee pain may symbolize difficulty in relating to others in a balanced, versus aggressive, way. The knees must be able to bend and to accept some things as they are.
Ankle pain may be a sign that you don’t give yourself permission to experience pleasure. Your body wants to let go and “slip the surly bonds of earth” with some soaring experiences, but your feet remain firmly planted on the ground.
The importance of truly feeling your pain
I just covered some interesting and even fun ways of thinking about pain (if that’s possible when dealing with pain; or, on the contrary, it may be necessary).
Unfortunately, medical science does not have the scientific evidence it deems “necessary” to recognize the connections between emotions and physical pain that the rest of us make in everyday life.
Which makes it even more important to recognize and understand your own emotions and feelings, and deal with them effectively.
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