Every physical imbalance that we experience as some dis-ease has at its root an energetic imbalance. This is not any kind of pseudoscience but the nature of science at the deepest core of existence. All physical objects, including living tissues, are made up of atoms, which are made up of energy. The more we tune into ourselves, the more we can sense and remedy an energetic imbalance when it happens in the moment of, or shortly thereafter, and heal the root cause before it grows and goes into other layers of our being. Such energetic imbalances come on as different sensations and feelings of discomfort. It can be cramping in the abdomen after having a confrontation with someone or tightness in the chest upon learning some difficult news. However, when we dismiss these sensations over long periods of time or as they accumulate, they begin to manifest in various physical ways to get our attention that something requires our attention.
All Disease Originates in You
No disease that we acquire after birth, specifically in adulthood, is random or a coincidence. Poor eating and lifestyle habits and viruses and bacteria amplify the area where a weakness already exists. They are not the root causes of our ailments. All external factors will either support, be neutral to, or further imbalance our state of being.
Energetic imbalances can manifest as physical conditions within minutes, hours, days, weeks, months, or years. It depends on our constitution, our system’s sensitivity, and how we respond to any triggers that throw us out of balance. Normally, everything manifests quickly as “small things.” But in our disconnected and chaotic modern lives, we try to suppress all symptoms of discomfort, and hence they grow and manifest in other and bigger ways.
If you have suffered any emotional trauma, for example, no matter how big or small, it is important to deal with it and heal it as soon as you are aware of it. Many childhood traumas are deep-seated and often manifest slowly over time but in some of the most serious conditions.
The more we live in the space of balanced physical, mental, emotional, social, and spiritual health, the more we receive instant feedback from our system and environment. The more layers of dis-ease we have accumulated, the less we are able to connect the dots between the causes of our choices and their effects.
Beware of Pharmaceutical Suppression
Another reason to get to the root of any health problem at the mental-emotional level and not mask pain with synthetic substances (as much as you can) relates to the consequences of taking pharmaceutical drugs, which always come with negative side effects, whether you are consciously aware of them or not.
When you learn your body’s language, which is always trying to make you aware of imbalances that need your attention, you can work with it in effective ways. This is the opposite of what most people do today, as they try to mute and ignore their body through any suppression that they can.
For example, most headaches, which are very prevalent for people in our modern society, are dealt with pain killers most frequently. Yet most people are not aware of the short-term and long-term consequences of using such pain killers, which include everything from liver damage and systemic toxicity to dulling of our emotions.
Instead, here are 5 natural things you can do to prevent and heal a headache naturally and create a healthy lifestyle in the process:
- Breathe properly. Many headaches come from improper breathing. This means that you need to slow down your breathing to deepen it and offset the shallow, rapid breathing associated with the stress response, which reduces the oxygen amount in your body. This also means that many indoor environments are full of toxins, pollutants and have poor air quality. Getting out into the fresh air for significant periods of time each day is essential for optimal health and is usually very helpful for preventing and treating headaches.
- Drink properly. Many headaches come from improper drinking. Skip the sodas, juices, and most of all, skip the caffeinated drinks, alcoholic drinks, and drinks that include any artificial sweeteners, like Aspartame, that are common in diet products, all of which can trigger headaches. Focus instead on properly hydrating your body with pure, high-quality water. Most of your water should be consumed in the early part of the day and then sipped throughout the rest of the day as needed, depending on your activity levels, climate, and health needs.
- Move properly. Many headaches are due to muscle tension resulting from a lack of movement or improper movement that strains muscles. Avoid sitting for prolonged periods of time, especially in tension-generating positions. Create little breaks throughout the day to stretch and move around a little to release tension from your body and improve your circulation, in addition to longer periods of physical activity that you should engage in each day. Do muscle relaxation exercises, like PRM and yoga and chi gongto help release tension from the body.
So the next time you have any physical discomfort, examine your total wellbeing. To trace the problem back to the root cause, you need to do an inventory of your state of being. What emotional states have you been in recently? What thoughts are most prevalent for you? What traumas are you not dealing with? What stresses are overwhelming you? Take on such inner reflection, and you will learn some amazing things about yourself. Most importantly, try not to use means of suppression but rather learn to work with your body and mind for effective expression. Take the necessary time and steps to heal fully. The idea of “not having the time” cannot be used as an excuse here because sooner or later, we will be forced to face what we may have been neglecting, ignoring, or trying to pretend doesn’t exist. Balance yourself from the inside out.