We all feel pain in our bodies at one point or another in our life.
The type of pain, and where it is located, can indicate many different things.
Whether it is throbbing, stabbing, sharp, dull, aching or wandering, you need to become aware of what this pain is and what it could mean on a deeper level.
If you have not had a physical accident where you hit your body in a specific area, and you are feeling internal pain, this indicates trouble is brewing.
Pain, especially internal pain, let’s us know that energy is not moving. Somewhere inside the body, there is an excess, a deficiency, or a blockage of energy.
The most dramatic pain can be felt when an organ doesn’t get the energy (blood, oxygen, nutrients) that it needs to function properly.
A heart attack is a good example. People can experience an intense jab in their chest followed by a collapse of that organ, and oftentimes death.
Beyond extreme pain, we also suffer from little aches and discomforts that indicate various organs may be struggling, but they haven’t lost full functioning yet.
I received an email from a woman who said she has been gaining weight, is super-stressed, breaking out in hives, and has a pain in her shoulder that won’t resolve.
This pattern was very telling about her potential condition.
Using ancient diagnostic techniques, her liver and gallbladder may be stressed. This information won’t show up on any blood tests because those tests are limited in their technology; they find disease when it has already manifested, and not before.
The pain in this woman’s shoulder, depending on where it is, can tell us much about her condition.
- Underneath the shoulder blade can indicate the development of a gallstone, or that there currently is one blocking the bile duct.
- The top of the shoulder can indicate constipation and that the detoxification organs, and lymphatic system are not working well. This leads to a toxic body and greater potential for cancer, especially colon cancer.
- In the center of the shoulder blade, can indicate SIBO, or trouble in the small intestine, and that inflammation in the small intestine can eventually lead to a heart attack.
Where the ache is and what it feels like, speaks volumes about a person’s condition.
I’ve been using this type of pattern assessment with my clients for the past 20 years.
Pain is not necessarily a bad thing.
It is a signal from the body that something is out of balance.
If we don’t do anything different to resolve the pain, or even worse, cover it up with a pain-killer, we are doing the body a huge disservice. Not getting to the root cause of that pain, inevitably sets the body up for major diseases.
I advise people to listen to their pain, understand where it may be coming from, and then make adjustments in diet, lifestyle and consciousness, to potentially avert disease from manifesting.
Don’t wait for a gallbladder attack or a heart attack to knock you to your knees doubled over in pain. Your body and organs will thank you for taking the preventative measures necessary for healing.
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Andrea Beaman is an internationally renowned Holistic Health Coach, Natural Foods Chef, Speaker and Herbalist. Named one of the top 100 Most Influential Health and Fitness Experts, she is also a recipient of the Natural Gourmet Institute’s Award for Excellence in Health-Supportive Education and a Health Leadership award from The Institute for Integrative Nutrition. Since 1999, Andrea has been teaching people how to harness the body’s own preventative and healing powers using food, herbal remedies and alternative medicine.
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