Mind – Body Connection

One person asked me “Why do I need to work on my emotions when all I have is a physical problem? 

What’s the connection?”

I said: Do you feel frustrated that the injury hasn’t healed?

 He said: Yes!

 Do you blame yourself that the injury took place?


 Do you remember the time when the injury took place and feel upset?


So aren’t the emotions linked to your condition?


Purely Physical symptoms

 Resistance to Heal

Even purely physical problems due to organic causes or injury can resist healing due to emotional factors.

Possible Aggravations

Physical symptoms may also get aggravated due to the emotions attached to them. For e.g. when we have a sore throat or fever or pain we start attaching emotions to them. We think – “Why do I have this pain? Why can’t it just go? Oh it’s so bad! I hate this! My body has just given up!” It’s human nature to react to problems.

 Psychosomatic Problems

The very name suggests physical problems (somatic) caused by psychological/emotional factors.

 Given below are some of the psychosomatic symptoms that people suffer from.

  • Abdominal pain
  • Amnesia
  • Back pain
  • Bloating
  • Chest pain
  • Diarrhea
  • Difficulty swallowing
  • Dizziness
  • Headaches
  • Impotence
  • Joint pain
  • Nausea and sometimes vomiting
  • Pain during intercourse
  • Pain during urination
  • Painful menstruation
  • Pain in the legs or arms
  • Palpitations
  • Paralysis or muscle weakness
  • Shortness of breath
  • Vision changes

[List of symptoms compiled from: https://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000955.htm]

No Organic Cause

Many of these symptoms suggest a medical condition but no medical condition, organic or neurological, can be found upon testing. These fall in the category of non-organic symptoms (These are caused by psychological stress and have no identifiable physical causes).

 Medication Doesn’t Always Work

Despite medication these physical problems do not entirely go away.  In fact at times, the medication doesn’t work at all.

 However, many of the symptoms given above are also caused by organic disorders and therefore sometimes it may be very difficult to differentiate between the purely physical from psycho-somatic problems. But what is important to know is be it physical or psycho-somatic, they both are tied with emotional causes.

 EFT helps in releasing the emotions that are tied with physical and psycho-somatic problems. Thus, bringing about a faster recovery.

 To know more about EFT click on the following link. http://www.emofreetherapy.com

About Puja

I am a Counseling Psychologist, Certified EFT Practitioner & Accredited EFT master Trainer of Trainers with EFTi. In my 15+ years of experience, I have effectively used EFT and Counseling to help clients heal their emotional and physical problems.
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