The body is a pretty amazing thing. What it creates, what it does, what it is able to change is nothing short of amazing. It is intricate and clever beyond what you could imagine. So when we, as a human being, go through some typical “human” experiences, it’s no wonder that the body is able to adapt. But what if it’s adapting to things like elevated stress levels, or your fear of flying or your concern over expressing your feelings? How does the body tell you that you need to look at something to do with your emotions? The answer: in so many ways!
Your body will always tell you when something isn’t quite right in your world. It can be through suddenly dry skin, sore joints, a seemingly random combination of symptoms like disturbed sleep, sore muscles and a funny voice for no apparent reason. The catch though is that it’s never the same combination of symptoms for every single person. What is a simple case of imbalanced hormones and nutrition creating acne on the skin, is inner conflict and a “bubbling under the surface” stress in someone else.
How do you work out what’s going on for you and your body? Well, if you’ve already been to the doctor and a specialist and they claim that there’s nothing wrong, short of getting a second opinion – or your amazing Kinesiologist 😉 – it’s always good to go through some of these factors:
1. When did the symptom(s) first start? and
2. Did the symptoms coincide with any changes in diet? or did it coincide with a stressor, strain or trauma?
3. If it occurred with a stress or trauma, what were you thinking or feeling at the time?
4. Can you relate any of those feeling words to your symptom? ie; thinking “that guy is a pain in the neck” as you roughly open the front door to leave your office at which point, your neck, while opening the door so heavy handedly has taken the physical and psychological combination of “pain in the neck”.
There are many and varied combinations of events, thoughts, feelings, words etc that come together to create an individual symptom. By looking at the timing as well as the thoughts and feelings aspect, you begin to find some reasons why you’re experiencing your symptoms.