Deborah K Bates - Blog
The Emotions and the Physical Body
An excerpt fromYour Personal Tuning Fork the Endocrine System
It has been said that 70% of disease is as a result of emotional repression. The emotions have been linked to the physical body for centuries. Chinese medicine drew correlations between the physical energies of the organs and the emotions centuries ago and they have a sophisticated holistic system of healthcare using the meridians.
Today we are educated with a greater acceptance and awareness between the physical body and the emotions – hate poisons the cells and manifests as skin conditions, cancers and acne; grief engulfs our lungs and suffocates our breathing; fear paralyses and crystallizes fluids into gall stones or kidney stones; anger and rage boils the blood and sends toxins into the liver and gall-bladder; anxiety churns the stomach and congests the flow of elimination; regret and sorrow strip the cells of the spleen and pancreas, depleting the sweetness of life; jealousy and envy sears through the veins and hardens the heart; bitterness and self-reproach annihilates the spirit and inhibits healing.
Dr Bach the bacteriologist and pathologist is succinct in his theory of healing using the concept of totalism:
‘This system of healing, which has been Divinely revealed unto us, shows that Dr Bach it is our fears, our cares, our anxieties and such like that open the path to the invasion of illness. Thus by treating our fears, our cares, our worries and so on, we not only free ourselves from our illness, in addition take away our fears and worries, and leave us happier and better in ourselves.’ (With permission Bach Center, excerpt The Twelve Healers and other remedies.)