Have you ever wondered why one particular part of your body gives you pain when there is no obvious physical injury? There is a strong emotional connection to pain. Your body is trying to tell you something. If you knew what emotional task was associated with which part of the body, it would be a lot easier to get the message from the body. So Simply Organic Living has created a list of commonly known associations. Let me know if you agree with their list.
Life gets tough sometimes. You start to feel like you’re on an emotional rollercoaster after a bit. But did you know that those emotions can cause a decline in your physical health? Dr. Susan Babel, a psychologist that specializes in trauma-induced depression, wrote in Psychology Today, “Studies have shown that chronic pain might not only be caused by physical injury but also by stress and emotional issues.”
“Often, physical pain functions to warn a person that there is still emotional work to be done,” she continued. So what could the various pains you experience mean? Let’s go through it.
1. Pain in your head.
Pain in your head, like headaches and migraines, can be triggered by the stresses of day to day life. Be sure to take time out of every day to relax. Do something that eases the tension.
2. Pain in your neck.
Feeling a pain in your neck? You must have kids! Just kidding. Pain in your neck is an indication that you may be having trouble with forgiveness of others, or even yourself. If you’re feeling neck pain, consider the things you love about yourself and others. Consciously work toward forgiveness.
3. Pain in your shoulders.Pain in your shoulders may indicate that you’re carrying a real emotional burden. That’s where the saying “shouldering a problem” comes from. Focus in on some proactive problem solving and distributing some of that burden to other people in your life.