I have been exploring a lot about the emotional connect we have with every disease we suffer or any dis-ease feeling we have in our body. There are various authors who have written vastly about this topic, most important being Deepak Chopra, Bruce Lipton & Louise Hay. The only change is, in our approach, we try to investigate how Homeopathy can be useful in the process of the healing of the disease especially in Cancer treatment
Emotions create electrical impulses that travel instantly along your neural pathways, triggering the release of chemical proteins called neuro-peptides. You have more than a thousand different neuro-peptides. They are the catalysts for every physiological function in your body
For example, anger or fear triggers the release of adrenalin and cortisol. Your palms sweat, heart rate and breathing accelerates, muscles tense, and blood vessels dilate. Recent scientific discoveries show that depression actually causes heart disease. In depressed people the blood platelets become more sticky, clogging arteries and veins.
The scientists discovered that when you affect the systems that control the release of neuro-peptides, you affect the overall state of health and sense of being. In other words, if you can bring a person into emotional balance by releasing beneficial neuro-peptides such as endorphins, you can improve their overall health and sense of well-being.
For instance, happiness, joy, laughter, and orgasms cause the release of endorphins. Endorphins are powerful opiates that make you feel good. They boost your immune system, relax muscles, elevate your mood, and dampen pain
Adrenalin releases when you feel fear, anxiety or stress. It causes blood vessels to dilate, making your skin flush. Rapid, shallow breathing ensues. Muscles tighten, especially around the stomach and shoulder area. A slight sweat may break out.
The purpose of adrenalin is to place your body in a high-alert rapid-response flight-or-flight state. In emergencies, this is beneficial, as it aids escape. But, over a long period, adrenalin can be very damaging to your body. It suppresses your immune system, impairs digestion, uses up vital vitamins and minerals, causes pain and stiffness, makes your body acidic resulting in inflammation, and drains vitality
Studies have shown that negative emotions actually weaken your body, while positive emotions strengthen your body. Shame has the most devastating effect, followed by guilt, apathy, grief, fear, anxiety, craving, anger and hate
Anger toward another person is like taking poison and expecting someone else to die!
Here Homeopathy comes in!!
Most of these authors advocate positive thinking & positive affirmations. Though these are immensely helpful and suffice in themselves, but to get positive thoughts and say positive affirmations continuously to yourselves, especially when you are in the diseased state and in pain, is very difficult. Here Homeopathy helps in relieving the stuck up emotions. Most of the diseases can be linked to some old incident or mental state. And usually even the patients are not aware about those incidents anymore. In this situation, we can take help of the in-depth study of authors like Louise Hay, who has already linked emotions to specific diseases. We can then ask direct questions to the patient regarding the causation and target our thinking in that path. Let’s discuss an example:
A person with thyroid illness is usually having a feeling of humiliation ‘I never get to do what I want to do. When will it be going to be my turn!!’
Then there are more emotional connects, if it is a hyperthyroid or hypothyroid, that you are dealing with.
A person with knee problems is usually having a stubborn ego and pride, inability to bend, fear, inflexibility, won’t give in.
We usually keep this in mind during the case taking and sometimes ask direct questions, when the required information is not forthcoming or to finalise a group of medicines for final prescription.
At Welling Homeopathy, we are trying to utilize this knowledge to cure Cancers and similar complex pathologies. This being a study in progress, we can explore all the possibilities of emotional connects with our patients. Like for cancer, according to Louise Hay, it’s the feeling of deep hurt, long standing resentment, deep secret or grief eating away the self, carrying hatred. But according to the famed Dr.Hamer, it’s due to ‘serious, acute-dramatic, isolated conflicting shock that catches the individual on the wrong foot’. We have applied this theory of Dr.Hamer’s with his Five Biological Laws, to understand the exact cause of cancer in each individual and have been getting a very positive prognosis in most of the cancer patients.
Simply treating the disease without handling the emotional connect behind the disease, will only cause the disease to recur with extra vigor and intensity.
It can also be helpful to treat the emotional connect or shock even before any disease symptoms are manifested to prevent pains and complications in future.
I will write in detailed about the Dr.Hamer’s Five Biological Laws and its application in Homeopathy in my next post.
Write your comments below about your thoughts on the emotions-disease connect and do you utilize it in your clinic? You can also write if any specific topic you need me to cover in the coming weeks.