It is a well researched and proven fact that our emotions have a direct effect on our physical health. Unhappiness breeds diseases. Happiness attracts good health. But, this fact has been overlooked by Western medicine, so all allopathic medications have side effects. Often the physical pain is not attributed to emotions and other subtle factors and therefore the treatment is ineffective or causes adverse effects. Studies have shown that chronic pain can be caused not only by physical injuries but also by stress and emotions. Specifically, people who have experienced trauma and suffer from Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) often have a higher risk of developing chronic pain.
Aches and Ailments Associated with Stress and Emotions:
Understanding how different thoughts and emotions are connected with pain in different parts of the body is crucial to our health. Here are 9 different pains and what each one means.
Headaches occur in virtually all people. It is one of the most common pains that people experience. Excessive amount of stress during the day often results in you experiencing headache attacks. But not all headaches are the result of stress. Other factors also cause headaches. Quality relaxation such as meditation and certain foods and drinks can help relieve headaches.
2. Shoulder Pain:
Shoulder pain is associated with emotional baggage and burden. If you are the one who bears the responsibilities, then you may suffer from shoulder pain, occasionally or frequently. The best approach is to focus on solutions for your problems and avoid reflecting on the problem. Sharing your problems with your friends and even seeking the advice of an expert can help.
3. Neck Pain:
Many people suffer from neck pain, which is often attributed to poor posture or improper use of the pillow. But, neck pain can also occur due to emotional reasons as it is directly connected with the inability to forgive others. Pain in the neck can be a sign of guilt or resentment, which makes it difficult to forgive. To relieve pain, instead of looking at what you hate in other people, look at its positive side. Also, try to focus on your own positive aspects.
4. Hand Pain:
Emotions and negativity can also cause pain in the hands.
“When you experience pain in your hands, this may indicate that you are being selfish”.
It is important to be selfless at times. A small gesture of help or an act of charity helps to improve the vision of life. Keep in touch with your friends at a deeper level and try to return more than you receive.
5. Pain in the Upper Back:
Emotional loneliness, feeling without love or only often relate to pain in the upper back. It also indicates a lack of support from loved ones. People who suffer from pain in the upper back often feel little appreciated and lack love in their life. Being kind and considerate makes you an adorable person and can relieve feelings of loneliness. Have an appointment or meet old friends who care about you.
6. Lower Back Pain:
In addition to poor posture and other physical problems, lower back pain can also occur due to emotional stress often related to financial issues. Better financial planning and improving your income can help solve the problem.
7. Elbow Pain:
People who experience elbow pain are often afraid of changes in their life and alterations in their routine. Elbow pain indicates that it is time to make some adjustments in your life. A review of your routine lifestyle and the incorporation of a positive approach to life can bring improvements. Make concessions when necessary to eliminate elbow pain.
8. Hip Pain:
From an emotional point of view, hip pain is usually related to fear. If you often experience difficulties in making some important decisions, you may suffer from hip pain. Hip pain is a sign that decisions and changes in life make you feel uncomfortable. Take control of your life by making feasible and rational decisions. Meditation can increase your intuitive power and help you make better decisions. A positive mental attitude also helps you overcome your fears, which in many cases can be unfounded.
9. Knee Pain:
People who experience knee pain often have a great ego or an inflated sense of self. A great ego is a burden for you and your knees have to bear all your weight – emotional and physical. Knee pain is an indication that you should learn to be more humble. Trying to deflate your ego is not easy since it has been built over many years. But, considering that we are all human and meditating to understand your true self can help you reduce your ego and your knee pain. Consider being more generous with the people around you and get involved in some charity.