Emotional Roots of Physical Disease

It is estimated that at least 85 to 90% (if not more) of all physical problems have psychological roots. We all know that tension can cause headaches, fear can cause breathing restrictions, nervousness can cause sweaty palms, etc. It is clear that there is a definite relationship between our emotional and our physical self. Realizing this connection makes finding, or at least being aware of, the emotional roots of physical disease quite important if we want to truly heal.

Some of Louise L. Hay's Points of Philosophy:

~We are each responsible for all of our experiences.

~The bottom line for everyone is, "I'm not good enough."

~It's only a thought, and a thought can be changed.

~We create every so-called illness in our body.

~Resentment, criticism, and guilt are the most damaging patterns.

~Releasing resentment will dissolve even cancer.

Finding the Connection

Four books are available in which you can look up specific ailments and their probable emotional causes.  They are listed below.  All four books are also listed on my recommended reading page along with a short review.

The fourth book is by far the most extensive in linking the physical and emotional. It does not include positives to replace the negatives with. It contains strong language so there is a warning on the back that it is for mature readers only. You sometimes have to overlook the author's strong opinion about issues resulting from very dysfunctional family situations. Although this may often be the case, I don't believe it is always the case. One way or another this book is a fabulous reference book!

If you would like to know probable causes for one or two physical issues that you have, I would be happy to look those up for you and e-mail what I find to you. Just contact me and let me know as specifically as you can the nature of the problem or where it resides in the body. If it is in the books I will give you an answer, but realize that not every disease or ailment is there.

Books Connecting Physical Ailments to Emotional Issues

1)  Feelings Buried Alive Never Die  by Karol Truman

Karol has a chapter in her book which lists physical issues and their possible linked negative emotions.  She then gives three or four positive emotions after each one to replace the negative.

The Reference Guide is a ring-bound mini-version of that chapter in the book.  It includes the script for processing, a list of negative emotions with possible positive replacements, and physical ailments with their possible emotional connections.

2)  You Can Heal Your Life   by Louise Hay

Lousie Hay's book includes specific positive attitudes to develop for each particular problem.

Heal Your Body contains only the section from the book on the physical problems and probable causes.

3)  Permanent Healing    by Daniel R. Condron

Daniel Condron'’s book gives suggested improvement remedies for each problem

4)  Messages From the Body  by Michael J. Lincoln

A very comprehensive book in describing underlying emotional factors.  The author is pretty opinionated in his description and pretty much everything according to him comes from being in a dysfunctional family.  That may be true, but it is not the answer for everything.  It is a fabulous resource non-the-less.

Here is a version with the top 50 items looked up in the full book.

Note sure what the difference is between this one and the Top 50.

Applying the Connection

Take what you have collected from the four books and then see how it might fit into your situation and the feelings that you have. Often there is a, "Bingo, – that'’s it!”" Once there is something definite in mind then it is easy to go forward. Problems can now be tackled from a couple of different directions; 1) from the physical end and 2) from the emotional end.

The emotional healing techniques that this website refers to are the best and simplest techniques that I know of.  Most of them can be used for the actual physical pain as well as for the underlying emotional triggers for the physical ailment.  Get out and explore and see where it takes you. 

Other Reference Books

Amazon carries other great books to do with the emotional connection to physical diseases. It would be well worth your time to check into more possibilities if you are interested in further information.


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Disclaimer:  The information provided here is for educational purposes only, and is not intended as diagnosis, treatment or prescription for any disease.  The decision to use, or not to use, any of this information is the sole responsibility of the reader. Please consult with a licensed health care practitioner if you are dealing with a serious disease or illness.

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