Emotional Stress - Physical Pain

How can emotions affect physical health?

Your body responds to the way you think, feel, and act. This is known as a “mind/body connection.” When you are stressed, anxious, or upset, your body reacts in a way that might tell you that something isn’t right. For example, high blood pressure or a stomach ulcer might develop after a particularly stressful event, such as the death of a loved one. The following can be physical signs that your emotional health is out of balance:

  • Back pain

  • Change in appetite

  • Chest pain

  • Constipation or diarrhoea

  • Extreme tiredness

  • General aches and pains

  • Headaches

  • High blood pressure

  • Insomnia (trouble sleeping)

  • Sexual problems

  • Shortness of breath

  • Stiff neck

  • Upset stomach

  • Weight gain or loss

Poor emotional/mental health can weaken your body's immune system, making you more likely to get colds and other infections during emotionally difficult times. Also, when you are feeling stressed, anxious, or upset, you may not take care of your health as well as you should. You may not feel like exercising, eating nutritious foods or taking medicine that your doctor prescribes. Abuse of alcohol, tobacco, or other drugs may also be a sign of poor emotional health.

How to improve our emotional/mental health?

First, try to recognise your emotions. Sorting out the causes of sadness, stress, or anxiety in your life can help you manage your emotional health. Hypnotherapy and NLP are awesome ways to help:

Other ways to help with stress:

  • Find a time out for you to calm the mind and body (e.g.. Tai Chi, yoga, a walk in a park, meditation)

  • Fuel the body for a healthy mind (e.g. eat properly, exercise, socialise. remember having fun/laughing out loud helps to release endorphins.)

Getting you back to performing at your best is our goal. Call us to find out how our treatments can help you through.

Fixing the cause not just treating the symptom !