Psychosomatics: what will tell the body.

Sometimes our disease brings us one or another symbolic message - just need to learn to understand the language that she speaks to us through their symptoms. Moreover, it is not so difficult ...

Unsuccessfully treated for a stomach ulcer? But not too often you have "samoedstvom", "chewing itself"? Tortured by pain in the neck? Is it time to throw off those who are sitting on it? Aching back? Maybe you have charged themselves inordinately heavy burden? Suffer asthma attacks? Think about what or who does not give you "breathe", "overlaps oxygen» ...

"As it is impossible to proceed to the treatment of the eye, not thinking about the head, or to treat the head, without thinking about the whole body, so it is impossible to cure the body without curing the soul" - Socrates said. The father of medicine, Hippocrates also advocated that organism - a single structure. And stresses that it is important to find and eliminate the cause of the disease and not only its symptoms. And the causes of our physical ailments are often attributed to our psychological disadvantage. Not for nothing do they say: "All diseases of the nerves." However, we talked about this often guess and continue vain pester doctors' offices. But if any problem exists in our minds, the disease, even if for some time and subside soon back again. Output in this situation one - not only to eliminate the symptoms and to seek the roots of the disease. This is the purpose Psychosomatics (Gr. Psyche - the soul, soma - body) - the science that examines the impact of psychological factors on physical illness.

Psychotherapist Sergei Novikov, "Psychosomatics - this is not just the relationship of bodily and mental, is a holistic approach to the patient, who seemed to be the bearer of a body or a symptom of a disease, and it becomes a full-fledged personality with its internal problems and, as a consequence, bodily ailments ».

Back in the 30s of the last century, one of the founders of psychosomatic medicine Franz Alexander singled out a group of seven classic psychosomatic diseases, so-called "holy seven." It included: Essential (primary) hypertension, peptic ulcer, rheumatoid arthritis, hyperthyroidism, asthma, colitis and atopic dermatitis. Currently, the list of psychosomatic disorders has grown considerably.

Sergei Novikov: "According to the World Health Organization from 38 to 42% of all people visiting the somatic doctors are psychosomatic patient profile. Although, in my opinion, this figure is significantly higher ».

Stress, long-term tension, trauma, repressed resentments, fears, conflicts ... Even if we try to ignore them, to forget, to oust from his consciousness - the body remembers everything. And it reminds us. Sigmund Freud wrote about it this way: "If we are driven by the problem at the door, it is a symptom of climbing out the window." Sometimes she "climbs" so insistently, speaks to us so eloquently that it would seem impossible to understand. However, we manage ...

Asthma occurs when the inhalation of certain allergens, can be caused by infection, and - emotional factors.

If we talk about the psychological background of the emergence of this disease, it is considered to be the inability of a man "breathe." Asthma often overtakes us when our life situation is such that we are looking for and did not find "vent", living in "the heavy, oppressive atmosphere," did not work and "a breath of fresh air» ...

The trigger of the disease and can serve as an unfavorable work environment where prospective employees "block oxygen." Or, for example, the invasion of distant relatives, firmly entrenched in our apartment - so that "do not breathe." Breathing problems often arise in people whose relatives literally "strangle" them to his care, especially for children whose parents are too tight "squeeze them in his arms» ...

Renowned physician, psychotherapist and writer Valery Sinelnikov, author of "Love sickness", believes that the majority of asthmatics hard cry:

"As a rule, in the life of asthmatics do not cry. These people hold back tears, sobbing. Asthma - a subdued sob ... attempt to express what can not be expressed in a different way ... »

A Doctor of Medicine, Professor, Head of the Wiesbaden Academy of Psychotherapy (Germany) NA Pezeshkian, convinced that many asthma patients come from families where highly valued achievements imposed too high demands. "Pull yourself together!"; "Try!"; "Get a hold of yourself!"; "Look, do not let me down!" - These and similar appeals are heard all too often as a child. However, the manifestation of the children of discontent with their situation, aggression and other negative emotions within families are not welcome. Not being able to enter into an open confrontation with the parents, a child represses his feelings. He was silent, but his body speaks of symptoms of asthma, it is "crying", asking for help.

It is believed that stomach ulcers can cause smoking, excessive consumption of spirits, improper diet, genetic predisposition, the high concentration of hydrochloric acid in the stomach, as well as aggressive bacteria called Helicobacter pylori beautiful. Meanwhile, not all people, these adverse factors cause disease. Why is this happening? Most scientists agree that, among other things, a significant role in the development of prolonged stress ulcer play and character traits inherent in many ulcer patients.

Thus, psychologists tend to believe that stomach ulcers are often occurs in people anxious, vulnerable, insecure, but, at the same time to be met by themselves exorbitant demands giperotvetstvennyh. They are always unhappy, prone to self-flagellation and the "Self-blame." It is dedicated to his aphorism: "The cause of ulcers is not what you eat, and that gnaws at you." Often ulcer sick and those who are "stuck" in a given situation, it is unable to take the new circumstances of his life. "I need some time to digest it," - explains the position of such persons. And his stomach, meanwhile, digest itself.

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we about hateful work, which, however, for whatever reasons, did not fire. Or we can not resist the constant sarcastic remarks about others. As a result, at some point, our body begins to reflect, as in a mirror, what happens in our soul.

Back pain occur for different reasons. This injury, and physical overload, and work in awkward positions, and hypothermia ... Meanwhile, it is believed that the back can get sick, and as a result we have a strong emotional reaction. And also - due to chronic stress, where we are.

No wonder that people often at the "intolerable burden" tired "to carry his heavy cross," to take on a "very heavy burden", responds to nerve overload pain in the back. After all, this part of our body is to carry weights. But there is a limit. Because even the strongest of us can "override" the most "diehard" at risk, in the end, "bend under the difficult burden", "Sgorbati", "break his neck» ...

Diabetes, from the viewpoint of Psychosomatics, there is no means of sweet life. Quite the contrary ... The disease, according to psychologists, provoke family conflicts, prolonged stress and resentment. But the main cause of diabetes is considered a psychological unmet need for love and affection. Experiencing chronic "hunger for love," wanting a "taste" at least a little joys of life, a person begins to satisfy their emotional needs with the help of food. This food becomes a major source of pleasure. And, first of all, - sweet. Hence - overeating, obesity, elevated blood sugar and disappointing diagnosis - diabetes. As a result, and sweets - the latter a source of pleasure - are banned.

Valery Sinelnikov said that the body of diabetics tells them literally:

"You can get a sweet from the outside only in the event that made his life a" sweet. " Learn to enjoy. Choose life only the most enjoyable for yourself. Grant that everything in this world has brought you joy and pleasure ».

Dizziness may be banal manifestation of disease or sea transport, but can - a symptom of various diseases, including - rather serious. What it is - it's the doctors. But if the endless trips to the medical office does not work, and the diagnosis of doctors sounded clear: "healthy", it makes sense to look at his malaise in terms of psychosomatic medicine.

Perhaps the circumstances of your life lately are such that you have to "spinning like a squirrel in a cage." Or around you is so much going on, that "my head is spinning." Or maybe you are so strongly and successfully progressed through the ranks, which turned out to be literally on the "dizzy heights"? But if you, meanwhile, a calm, thorough, accustomed to the slow pace of life, then such a "cycle" of cases and events can you pretty annoying. In this case, it is worth considering that for you is really important to focus primarily on the essentials. And there is a health problem and come to naught. Incidentally, an interesting fact: persistent dizziness suffered Julius Caesar - known fan of doing several things at once.

Hair loss has many causes, too. This genetic predisposition, and hormonal disorders and, of course, stress. Often we are starting to lose hair after heavy emotions or nervous shock. It may be the loss of a loved one, separation from loved ones, financial ruin ... If we blame ourselves for what happened, desperately wishing that the former can not come back, we begin to literally "pulling your hair." The rapid thinning head of hair in this case suggests that our body tells us: "It's time to throw away all outdated and unnecessary, to part with the past, let go of it. And then he will be replaced by something new. In particular, the new hair »

Trigeminal neuralgia causes pain, which is considered one of the most painful known to mankind. Trigeminal nerve - the fifth of the 12 pairs of cranial nerves responsible, among other things, the sensitivity of the person. How do you explain this terrible attack in terms of psychosomatic?

That's how. If we are not satisfied with the shape of our feet or the waist, it is easy to hide these flaws, choose the appropriate wardrobe, but her face - always in sight. Moreover - it reflects all our emotions. But, to be honest, we do not always want to show the world the "true face" and we often seek to hide it. Absolutely the last thing - "lose face", it is particularly well-known in the East. There's so say about a man who committed some unseemly act, has lost reputation.

Sometimes, wanting to make a good impression, trying to look better than we really are, we will "wear a mask", "glue" smile, depicts the seriousness and interest in the work ... In a word, "do a good face on a bad game».

This discrepancy between our true face and the mask, which we hide behind, resulting in the fact that our facial muscles are in constant tension. But at some point, our eternal restraint and smiling turns against us: the trigeminal nerve is inflamed, "ceremonial" face suddenly disappears, and in its place formed a distorted grimace of pain. It turns out, holding his aggressive impulses, lyubeznichaya with those who in fact we would love to embedded, we "give a slap" to themselves.

Banal sore throat - and that sometimes has a psychological background. Who of us in childhood did not get ill with angina or acute respiratory viral infections on the eve of the control of mathematics, we were "fed up." And who did not take sick leave due to the fact that the work we have "taken for a throat»?

But above all, you can think of Psychosomatics, if problems with the throat - Chronic little amenable to both treatment and explanation. They are often tortured those who want to, but for some reason can not express my feelings - "step on the throat" himself and "his own song." And even those who are used to silently endure insult, "swallow" it. Interestingly, these people often seem to others cold-blooded and emotionless. But external coldness often hidden explosive temper, but at heart - raging passion. Rage, but do not go outside - "stuck in his throat».

Of course, not always the illness is the literal embodiment of certain phrases. And not every runny nose - always a sign of destiny, is not so simple. Of course, any disease, it is first necessary to see a doctor the appropriate profile and carefully examined. But if the disease responds poorly to treatment, worsening the state of health of the stress or conflict, you should think, not whether your health problems consequence unreacted emotions suppressed resentment, feelings or fears. Do not make our unshed tears, "crying" our body? Understand this can help the therapist.

Sergei Novikov: "Sometimes doctors dealing with

body, all-

still refer patients to psychotherapy (even more rarely do patients come to understand the need to address to the psychotherapist), and here we are faced with another problem - the patient begins to fear that he recognized crazy. It is because of this fear, many do not reach the doctor. This fear is totally justified: the therapist - a physician who can work with a completely mentally healthy people. Those who were still able to transcend their fear and come to the office of a therapist, begin to work on yourself, begin to learn to see, analyze and solve their problems, are those "happy patients", which got rid of the "incurable, chronic disease." The relationship between bodily and mental undeniable, and only the harmony between these two components of our health can make a man truly healthy. "


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