What is the connection between emotional and physical pain?
Based on a theory by Dr. John Sarno, the expert on mind-body healing and the author of many books, including Healing Back Pain, the brain will cut off blood/oxygen flow to different parts of the body, causing painful symptoms in order to distract an individual from recognizing and feeling emotions that they are trying to avoid. In order to get relief from the pain, a person will go running around to different doctors and searching the Internet to get answers and diagnosis, when the healing is within their reach and within their own body. They just need to “feel to heal”.
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