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Headache and the Mind/Body Connection of Repression




I’ve been suffering with a headache for over a week.  If you can believe it, I even went to the hospital yesterday and received a battery of tests plus a muscle relaxant and pain medication through an IV!

 

I’ve been completely overtaken by this headache.  I’ve missed work, important meetings and have been unable to write this past week.  I did a little Internet surfing and found some interesting things about holistic health and headache.

 

“Headache - What is the Mind-Body Connection?

A headache is a sign that the mind has overrun the body through forceful thought and impatience. As a result, you are feeling pressure from yourself because your thoughts are not in alignment with how you feel. You need to change your approach by allowing yourself to feel first, then act with your heart and mind aligned.


Though I don’t have a migraine, what is said about them makes even more sense:
Migraine - What is the Mind-Body Connection?
When your mind will not allow an outlet for your frustrations, you create a blockage of energy in and around the head. You need to relinquish control of your emotions by allowing yourself to express how you feel in a constructive way.”
I found these descriptions of Headache and Migraines here: http://www.my-holistic-healing.com/mind-body-connection-head.html

And this blog post from the Headache Whisperer:
 “People in the midst of a migraine feel horrible and are often disabled by the pain in their head and a host of other symptoms permeating their entire being. It’s difficult to move, see, or speak; they feel nauseated; common sights, sounds, and smells become magnified and distorted, making their pain worse.

Most intriguing though is the book I have about the body/mind connection.  It is called “Your Body Speaks Your Mind: Decoding the Emotional, Psychological, and Spiritual Messages That Underlie Illness by Deb Shapiro.  She believes that if you repress your feelings and hold too many thoughts inside, you get a headache. http://www.amazon.com/Your-Body-Speaks-Mind-Psychological/dp/1591794188

The headache is leaving me now, but slowly and not without a fight.  I’ve tried massage, a dark room, ice and meditation and they help but I think ultimately I will have to rid myself of repressed thoughts by bringing them out to the forefront.
So the headache is almost gone and now I’ve been awakened by a sore throat, so sore I can barely swallow.  I’ve taken some honey for that and some water.  More on the body/mind connection and the throat to come…

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