Is it really all in our mind?
Have you ever considered evaluating the source of diseases?
Do people really just pop up with a disease because their body has decided to go haywire for an unknown cause? Most sites with diseases that are not caused by environmental factors, such as smoking, sanitation, food etc. state the cause of a specific disease is “unknown.” In doing research, disease may be caused by a number of factors; however, the main reason may be due to poor emotional health development, and/or ineffective coping methods to stress. The type of thought patterns a person has leads to an emotion being expressed; an emotion will present a physical state. Negative or positive.
“Knowin my condition, is the reason I must change…” – Lauryn Hill…. I want to save someone years of self-induced suffering. I have done more research with a deeper look into Lupus SLE.
I am fully aware of “what” Lupus SLE is. I understand it is due to the suppression of the immune system consequently making it attack itself in error. My question is why? Why does an immune system just decide to decline? What happened? What triggered the decline? If stress can cause disruption to one’s physical health, does it, along with one’s unresolved emotional pain, trauma, and/or coping methods, have a link to the onset of many diseases? “I learned that illness wasn’t random and wasn’t genetic for the most part, in fact most illnesses can be traced to certain emotional patterns.” (Jade). I suggest disease can not only be traced to certain emotional and thought patterns, it stems from poor emotional development, and/or coping methods to stress. If a person is able to self-destruct, they are able to self-heal.
Jamie had just gone through a breakup, and her brain was pumping high levels of cortisol through her body. It was not until that person stated to her… “Your skin didn’t look like that before, stop stressing…” that a light bulb had gone off. All these years she had suffered from exacerbated skin problems and Lupus SLE … could she have caused this all herself? Is she really stressed? Why is she stressed? How does she stop stressing? What is the root cause? After doing research, I have come to realize Jamie was initially affected as a child, with her inability to regulate the emotion “fear.” Her “fear of” abandonment was connected to her exacerbated skin ailments. Her “fear of” replacement was connected to her Lupus SLE. Lupus may stem from the emotion “FEAR.”
“For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love, and self-discipline.” 2 Timothy 1:7 NLT
A person’s psychological state is an important factor in health. If one feels abandoned but does not feel anger, they become depressed and lose confidence in themselves. The stress hormones released after can irritate the skin. Depression influences the health of a person either by having a direct relationship with the immune system, or by indirectly influencing how a person takes care of themselves. (Beaton). Negative emotions left unacknowledged leaves a greater chance of mental or emotional problems to resurface for a person. “What we believe is that the role of the mind and emotions in our state of health is a vital one.” (Shapiro). The body responds to the way a person thinks, feels, and acts. When a person is stressed, anxious or upset, the body tries to communicate that something is not right by altering physical conditions. Poor emotional health can weaken the body’s immune system. (FamilyDoctor).
The emotional development and ability to cope with stress is vital factor in ones being, and it is never too late to learn how to heal the body and mind. Patients must learn how to manage stress, how to cope, understand what triggers their stress, and overcome those fears. It is a proven fact that a person is able to be perfectly healthy with high levels of stress, if one understands the mind-body connection and knows how to manage stress effectively. People must understand how their thoughts and emotions affect their health, and how to manage it. When Jamie was in the hospital, although mainly intended to treat an immediate medical condition, was not assessed mentally or emotionally. Jamie unknowingly made herself suffer for years; simply because she had no idea she was stressing.
Table of contents
- Understanding Lupus
- Understanding Emotions and Fear
- Understanding the Impact of Childhood Trauma
- Understanding the Brain
- Adult Survivors of Traumatic Events
- Understanding the Nervous System
- Understanding the Effects of Inflamed Thinking
- The Role of Rumination
- Conscious, Unconscious, Subconscious
- Understanding Stress
- Understanding Adrenal fatigue
- Understanding Inflammation
- Understanding the Immune System