Psychosomatics: what will tell your body

Sometimes our disease brings us one or another symbolic message - you just have 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 do you "samoedstvom", "chewing itself"? Tortured pain in the neck? Do not throw those who sit on it's time? Aching back? Maybe you are saddled with the excessively heavy burden? You suffer from 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 body, so it is impossible to cure the body without curing the soul" - Socrates said

. The father of medicine, Hippocrates also advocated that the body - a single structure. And I stress that it is important to find and eliminate the cause of the disease, rather than just 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 do not guess and continue in vain to pester doctors' offices. But if any problem exists in our minds, the disease, even if for some time and subside soon back again. The yield in this situation one - not just eliminating the symptoms and to seek the roots of the disease. This is the purpose Psychosomatics (Greek psyche -. The soul, soma - body) - a science that examines the influence 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, the so-called "holy seven". It included: Essential (primary) hypertension, peptic ulcer, rheumatoid arthritis, hyperthyroidism, bronchial 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 attending the somatic doctors, patients are psychosomatic profile. Although, in my opinion, this figure is much higher. »

Stress, prolonged tension, trauma, repressed resentments, fears, conflicts ... Even if we try to ignore them, to forget, to dislodge from his consciousness - the body remembers everything. And it reminds us. Sigmund Freud wrote about it this way: "If we are driven by a problem in the door, it is a symptom of climbing out the window." Sometimes she "climbs" so insistently tells us so eloquently that it would seem impossible to understand. Nevertheless, 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 the human "breathe." Often asthma overtaken us when our life situation is such that we are looking for and did not find "vent", living in "severe, oppressive atmosphere of" not getting, and "breath of fresh air» ...

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

The well-known doctor, a psychotherapist and writer Valery Sinelnikov, author of the book "Love their disease," says that most asthmatics difficult to cry:

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

A Doctor of Medicine, Professor, Head of the Wiesbaden Academy of Psychotherapy (Germany) NA Peseshkian convinced that many asthma patients come from families where the highly valued achievements were presented too high demands. "Pull yourself together!"; "Try!"; "Get a hold of yourself!"; "Look, do not let me down!" - These and similar appeals too often heard it as a child. However, the manifestation of the children of discontent with their situation, aggression and other negative emotions in 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 asthma symptoms, 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 an aggressive bacterium with a beautiful name Helicobacter pylori. Meanwhile, not all people, these adverse factors cause disease. Why is this happening? Most scientists agree that, among other things, a role in ulcer development plays prolonged stress and idiosyncrasies inherent in many ulcer patients.

For example, psychologists tend to believe that stomach ulcers often occur in people anxious, vulnerable, insecure, but, at the same time, the limits for themselves exorbitant demands giperotvetstvennyh. They are always unhappy, prone to self-flagellation and the "Self-blame." It is dedicated to them aphorism: "ulcer reason 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 Priya new circumstances of his life. "I need some time to digest it," - explains his position a man. And his stomach, meanwhile, digests itself.

"I was from all this is sick!" - We're talking about the hateful work, which, however, for one reason or another 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 become ill and as a result we have a strong emotional reaction. And also - due to chronic stress, in which we are

. It is not surprising that it is often people with "unbearable burden" tired "to carry his heavy cross," to take on the "very heavy burden," he responds to nerve overload pain in the back. After all, it is 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" risk, in the end, "to bend under the difficult burden", "Sgorbati", "break his neck» ...

Diabetes, in terms of Psychosomatics, there is no means of sweet life. Quite the contrary ... this disease, according to psychologists, provokes conflicts in the family, long-term stress and resentment. But the psychological cause of diabetes is considered an unmet need for love and tenderness.

Experiencing chronic "hunger for love", wanting to "taste" at least a little joys of life, the person starts to meet their emotional needs with the help of food. That food is the main source for his pleasure. And, first of all, - sweet. Hence - overeating, obesity, elevated levels of 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 the following: "You can get a sweet from the outside only in the event that if you make his life a" sweet ". Learn to enjoy. Choose life only the most pleasant for yourself. Grant that everything in this world has brought you joy and pleasure. »

Dizziness may be commonplace manifestation of maritime transport or illness, and can - a symptom of various diseases, including - quite serious. What it is - it's up to doctors. But if the endless trips to the medical office does not bring any results, and the diagnosis of doctors sounded clear: "healthy", it makes sense to look at his malaise in terms of psychosomatic

. Perhaps your life circumstances in recent years are such that you have to "spin like a squirrel in a cage." Or so many things going on around you that "my head is spinning».

Or maybe you are so dramatically and successfully progressed through the ranks that were literally on the "dizzy heights"? But if you, meanwhile, a calm, solid, accustomed to a measured pace of life, such a "cycle" of cases and events you can pretty tense.

In this case it is necessary to think about what is really important for you to focus primarily on the essentials. And there, and health problems will come to naught. By the way, an interesting fact: the permanent vertigo suffered by Julius Caesar - a well-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 their hair after heavy experiences or nervous shock. This could be the loss of a loved one, separation from loved ones, financial collapse ...

If we blame ourselves for what happened, desperately regretting that the former did not return, we begin to literally "pulling your hair." The rapid thinning head of hair in this case says that our body tells us: "It is time to discard all the obsolete and superfluous, to part with the past, let it go. And then he will be replaced by something new. Including, and new hair. »

Trigeminal neuralgia causes pain, which is considered one of the most painful known to mankind. Trigeminal nerve - five 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 legs or waist, these shortcomings easy to hide, choose the appropriate clothes, but his face - always in sight. Moreover - it reflects all our emotions. But, to be honest, we do not always want to show the world their "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 has committed some unseemly act that has lost reputation.

Sometimes, wanting to make a good impression, trying to look better than we really are, we "put on masks," "glue" smile, depicts the seriousness or interested 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, leads to 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. So, restraining their aggressive impulses lyubeznichaya with those who in fact we would be happy to embedded, we "give a slap in the face" 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, about the psychosomatic one might think if there are 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 their feelings - "stepping on the throat" himself and "his own song." And those who are accustomed to bear a grudge, "swallow" her silence. Interestingly, these people often seem to others cold-blooded and emotionless. But behind the external coldness often hiding a stormy temperament, and in the soul - the rage of passion. Rage, but do not go outside - "get stuck in the throat»

. Of course, the disease is not always literal embodiment some phrases. And not every runny nose - always a sign of destiny, is not so simple. Of course, with any disease, it is first necessary to see a doctor the appropriate profile and carefully examined.

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But if the disease responds poorly to treatment, deteriorating health of the stress or conflict, you should think, not whether your health problems consequence of unreacted emotions, repressed resentments, feelings or fears. Do not make if our unshed tears, "crying" our body? Understand this can help the therapist.

Sergei Novikov: "Sometimes doctors are concerned with the body, still refer patients to psychotherapy (even rarer patients themselves come to understand the need to turn to a therapist), 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 absolutely not justified: the therapist - a physician who can work with a completely mentally healthy people. Those who were still able to step over your fear and come in a therapist's office, 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. »
Author: Lily Ilyushin


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