How do emotions influence back pain?
Back pain is an ailment that affects the majority of people at some point in their life, causing a notable impact on quality of life. In addition, it is a pathology that worsens with age, and according to statistics, affects women to a greater extent.
When a pain is recurrent, you have to see if there is something beyond a physical issue and look for any emotional disturbance.
Several factors can influence this condition
Observe how you step, how you feel, what vital moment of life you are passing, how you are resting, how you are eating, age, genetics, surgeries, postures, lack of activity. You have to look at the person in a global way. When you feel a repeated discomfort and there are no obvious causes, there may be an emotional origin. An emotional change can affect an organ, causing visceral dysfunction, which over time can affect the back.
Emotions influence organs and organs influence emotions
For example, lumbar problems of intestinal origin are very frequent. The pelvis adopts a peculiar position where the issue in the intestine can be seen. To alleviate this root discomfort, we must do an intestinal cleansing, change the diet, and observe the emotion that this low back pain can cause.
When the emotion that causes organ dysfunction changes, the improvement is dramatic
Sometimes the person himself does not even realize that this unbalancing emotion exists. And even if they are not aware of an emotional situation, it does not mean that it does not exist. They can be emotions related to the present or that we have carried since childhood. Even if we don’t remember them, they can be expressed much later.
For example, anger that is not expressed for a long time, can alter the gallbladder and the liver. In the short term this can cause headaches, dizziness, shoulder tension, cervical problems, and herniated discs.
Ask ourselves how we can help the body to regain the lost balance
Once some of the factors above have been discarded, we must observe if there is an emotion involved. When we identify it, we must work to release that emotion.
You have to take care of the organs so as not to have that emotion that energetically unbalances your health and then causes discomfort or physical pain.
How to take care of ourselves? It is important to lead a calm low-stress lifestyle. We need to rest, eat healthily, do moderate physical activity, and be very present, aware and listening to our body.
Our body speaks to us in whispers. If we pay attention to what it wants to say, we can stop it screaming at us.
Yoga – our emotional state is reflected in our bodies
In Yoga we use the body with attention and internal listening. We observe our body and its posture, our mind and emotions. Postures tell us a lot about how we are. They help us to open and nurture the entire set of structures involved in the movement of the body, to heal it. And to reach the mind and emotions and heal from there everything that needs to be healed.
Doing some gentle, non-impact activity like yoga, which is an affordable practice for everyone and can be practiced at any vital moment, has many benefits in maintaining a young, toned, flexible and healthy back. As they say, age is measured by the flexibility of the spine.
Like any activity, it should be done well, with a teacher who can guide you and give the necessary modifications for good practice and to avoid future injuries.
Oriental and yogic vision – body-mind-emotion-spirit union
According to the Orientals, everything is energy. We are energy, and for the energy balance of the body, it is essential to take care of our emotions. Your imbalance will cause symptoms. Changes of season and temperature also influence the organism. We are not just a body, a bag of bones and muscles.
The organs are divided into five groups in line with the theory of the five elements. It is based on how the energy circulates in those five groups, according to the period of the year.
For example, in summer, where the fire element rules, the cardiocirculatory system and the small intestine are altered. The emotions that unbalance them are worries, anxiety, or recurring thoughts, problems with love, lack of love, emotional narcissism, or the need to show off all the time. All of these can affect the organs and, together with a bad diet and a bad rest, can aggravate them.
These organs can be expressed in a physical way, for example. with palpitations or discomfort in the left cervical area, pain towards the armpit, or herniated lumbar discs on the right side.
Understanding the complex interrelationship between organs, emotion, and back health following Traditional Chinese Medicine can help prevent pain and restore balance in the body.
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Que importante esto que cuentas Carola, y que real!!
Hasta que no traté las emociones que me generaban contractura en mi cuello no pude librame del dolor en esa zona.
Gracias por tu artículo!!