Are Your Emotions Making You Sick?
Our emotions and mental state and their relation to our actual physical well being has been always a fascination of mine. It’s very rare that emotions are acknowledged or addressed when dealing with a physical dis-ease. You feel un-well, pay a visit to your health provider who will probably spend 5-10 minutes with you, run some lab tests, take your vital signs, then give you a clear bill of health. That’s great!! Except for the fact that you feel anything but great!
After a while, you start doubting yourself and thinking maybe it’s all in your head. Well, it is! But not the way they try to portray.
What is still lacking in our medical systems, although we’ve come a long way, is treating the person as a whole: Body, mind, and soul. We are made of all of these components combined; therefore we cannot discredit or disregard one’s effect on the whole system.
On a recent research paper that I’ve completed recently for my Ayurvedic Doctor program, I’ve discussed the psychosomatic diseases and the fact that almost ALL of our physical illnesses stem from or are aggravated and made worse by our emotions and mental status. Hmmmm….interesting ….right???
If our emotions are repressed, ignored, or undealt with, they will eventually manifest into physical symptoms leading eventually to dis-ease. That is a rule, and it happens to all of us, maybe to some it shows up earlier than others.
All that repressed anger, hatred, and resentment will manifest into specific signs and symptoms, so will fear, anxiety and grief.
Every emotion we have, go through, or suppress, translates into something physical that might not show in any blood test, or a physical check up.
Luckily, in Ayurveda, we do acknowledge, address, and take into consideration a person’s mental, emotional, and even spiritual state when evaluating a physical symptom- which in turn will treat and take care of the root cause of the dis-ease, not just masking its symptoms. This is one of many reasons why I’m so utterly and completely captivated with this ancient medical system and its wisdom in dealing with a person as a unique individual with personalized life style and diet needs that will cater to his well being and treat him as a whole, the way every single person deserves to be treated.
We are not meant to be perfect, but we are definitely meant to be whole!
Namaste my loves!
Lina Zalloum Is An Ayurvedic Practitioner, Yoga Instructor, Yoga Nidra Therapist, Pranic Healer And Energy Medicine Practitioner.