How Emotions Can Cause You Physical Pain – Zenquility

How Emotions Can Cause You Physical Pain

Have you ever noticed that when you are dreading something or dealing with an emotional issue, all of a sudden you catch a cold or get a stomach ache? Anxiety can be accompanied by stomach pain. Stress can bring on a headache. Sometimes just the thought of doing something I’m nervous about can make me nauseous enough to want to go lay down.

Science has found that certain emotions are known to be associated with pain or uncomfortableness of the body. The same areas of the brain are activated whether it is emotional pain or physical pain. Your body responds to the way you think and feel.

Emotions are energy. When you feel an emotion and you hold it in, you are trapping this energy.  Sometimes this energy will result in a physical dis-ease. And holding in these emotions can take a physical toll.

Here are some ways emotional pain can manifest physically:

  • Stress can bring on headaches or migraines and even nausea.
  • If you hold back your feelings or are not feeling supported, you may experience upper back pain.
  • Fear of change may manifest in hip pain. A fear of moving forward.
  • If you are under heavy emotional burden, you may experience shoulder pain.
  • There is reason for the saying “carrying (shouldering) a burden!”
  • Feelings of guilt and self-loathing can manifest in your neck.
  • Money stress manifests lower back pain.

It is always important to take care of your health. See your physician to rule out any real physical problems. Take care of your emotional health. For your emotional health, you may choose to seek a counselor or therapist. If you are looking for a way to combat stress and anxiety in your everyday life, a good way to do this is to see a Reiki practitioner like me or even learn Reiki yourself. (Check the Zenquility calendar to see when our next class is.)

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