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Emotional Stress Contributing To Physical Pains

How we feel is more than just an emotional state. Our mood and emotions can affect our body in positive and negative ways, especially when the emotion is long-lasting.

Traditional Chinese Medicine recognizes the connection between emotional and physical being. Stress or pain in the body could be reflective of a negative emotional state. Being aware of these pains and where they are located in the body, and then connecting that area of the body to a specific emotion can turn into a huge tool for the healing journey.

Areas of the Body and Their Emotional Connection

  • Feet: feeling tied down or unsteady
  • Ankles: guilt or inflexibility
  • Lower Leg: unable to keep up
  • Knee: unable to move forward
  • Upper Leg: feeling powerless
  • Hip: feeling burdened or unable to carry a load
  • Hand: unable to let go or to hold on
  • Wrist: overworked or under appreciated
  • Torso: unable to overcome or carrying someone else’s weight
  • Upper Spine: feeling unloved, unsupported, or withholding love
  • Mid Spine: feeling stuck in the past or guilt
  • Lower Spine: financial stress or fear of money
  • Lower Arm: unable to keep up
  • Elbow: unable to push back
  • Upper Arm: unable to hold on or hold back
  • Breast: separation or loss
  • Shoulder: unable to get out of the way or burdened
  • Neck: unable to understand, critical, or stubborn
  • Jaw: unable to swallow a situation
  • Teeth: unable to bite back
  • Nose: something is offensive
  • Ear: out of balance or things you don’t want to hear
  • Eye: loss of love, impatience, or desiring attention
  • Head: shy or emotionally indifferent

Ready to take a deeper dive into resonating emotional health?  Take a peek at our Awareness Scan HERE.

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