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.
There are many types of lupus; however, the most common is lupus SLE. What is Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE) exactly? Lupus SLE is a chronic, autoimmune disease that can damage any part of the body. It can affect the skin, joints, kidneys, heart, digestive tract, brain, and other organs. The underlying cause of autoimmune diseases is not fully known, so there is no known cure at this time. Since there is no cure, the goal of treatment is to control symptoms. (nlm.nih.gov). “African-Americans and Latinos tend to get lupus at a younger age and have more severe symptoms, including kidney problems.” (Omenshealth). African American patients also have more seizures and strokes, while Hispanic/Latino patients have more heart problems. The kidney is linked to the emotion “fear.” “Fear is the underlying cause of most diseases. It is detrimental to your life and your health. It causes anger and anger causes hate, which can consume you with relentless suffering.” (PureInsideOut). The heart is linked to negative emotions cruelty, hate, and impatience. Negative thoughts and emotions breed negative results.
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. I want to be one of the people that teaches them how to 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.
In researching, if this theory proves true, unresolved emotional pain, or emotional development and coping methods may be the start of many diseases, the possibilities for other diseases are endless. I have explored possibilities for many different diseases and medical conditions, including cancer, diabetes, heart disease, dementia etc., and they all follow this theory.
Medicine is man-made. Although medication has evolved, and helped tremendously over the years, if there is no proof that an environmental or a chemical imbalance set off the immune system decline as the initial problem, why has society become so accustomed to believe medication/chemicals will fix the problem? Please do not confuse me, I am not stating we need to banish medical, as there are still many needs of medical. This is medical/psych becoming more of a team to provide care and regulate total body health.
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