We’ve known since we were children that our bodies are affected by emotions. Remember that tummy ache before a test or when mommy kissed your skinned knee, it made it feel better? Even as adults we sometimes know that we are being driven by our emotions, but we don’t know what to do to get out of that cycle. First it is helpful to understand that emotions are God given and serve a purpose for us. I think embracing them and understanding them is good, but we all want to move forward.
One technique I use is NET. It stands for Neuro-Emotional Technique and combines using chiropractic and acupuncture points to help the body normalize its physiology around a particular emotional issue. I like it because it allows for understanding your issue as well as a correction. We used to think that emotions were in the brain but research shows us that emotions are all over the body. So it isn’t surprising when your neck pain, gastric issues, or any other kind of pain has an emotional component to it.
There are numerous energetic techniques that can help you if/when your emotions are running your life. I teach my patients to do the tapping technique at home and suggest the book, “The Tapping Solution,” by Nick Ortner.
I also give flower remedies and homeopathic remedies to offer assistance in continuing to support the body emotionally.