Pain, particularly chronic pain, is considered as an emotion disorder and a physical impression. Thought, mood and behavior are affected by this complex experience and can lead to isolation and drug dependence. In essence, emotional pain can lead to physical pain. Let’s talk about how.

Past negative experiences, personal beliefs and unresolved emotions create emotional blockages. These emotional blockages perform as a defense mechanism in deep emotional pain produced during traumatic or dysfunctional situations.

The energy is blocked by the dense emotions like anger and guilt. The emotional body has magnetic nature and emotions are suppressed until these are not allowed to express. These emotions are resulted in physical manifestations like chronic pain, anxiety and depression.

Undesirable emotions from past experiences are activated by ‘triggers’. A person, song, situation or smell can work as a trigger. All areas of life, relationships, health and career are affected by emotional blocks.

The disability due to headache, backache or arthritis is intensified due to depression. The depressed patients feel more pain and consume medical services even for minor problems. The main complaint of the depressed patients is pain all over the body. In some studies, it is showed that 60% of the patients having complaints of pain actually suffer from undetected depression.

DNA is stored in every cell of the body and transferred to the generations. Mental and emotional levels are also stored by the cells. Every experience is not remembered by the conscious mind and the cells encode the memory of every experience called cellular memory.

Emotional imprints are left on the cellular memory by the traumatic incidents from past lives. The shock/pain of the incident is imprinted in the cellular memory even after the incident is forgotten by the conscious mind.

In short, when the emotions like fear, anger, and anxiety are blocked, these are expressed in the form of chronic pain. Sometimes, to heal physical pain, we need to look beyond the body to the mind and heal emotional pain first.


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