Body Language and Emotions
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You have no doubt noticed there seems to be a pill for everything these days. While people credit science with finding ways to cure illnesses, many people wonder what we did centuries before modern medicine was discovered. Some people think we just suffered, or died. In the case of mental illness, these sufferers were often locked up in asylums for possibly the rest of their lives. Those who are committed to personal growth have the common sense to understand that there are reasons for the various ailments that affect us and that the aforementioned reasoning that we just suffered was not always the case back in the day.
The rise of allopathic medicine
Allopathic medicine is a western culture thing where hospitals and doctors push pharmacologic solutions (pills) to treat much of what ails us today. When you begin to study homeopathic remedies, you start to notice that there are more holistic ways to treat these ailments. This is the type of medicine that doctors and tribal medicine men used to practice for centuries before big business healthcare and insurance. Alternative medicine, holistic treatments, and homeopathy has roots in ancient Eastern wisdom and has much more to do with taking care of ourselves than simply taking a pill to suppress the effects of our sick conditions.
When a medical student says they are going to school to study medicine, they generally mean they are studying the human body. Scientists have discovered in recent years that the body is literally fashioned in such a way that it can heal itself; for example it can produce antibodies on its own. This is why when you get an infection and you have a fairly strong immune system, the doctor does not usually prescribe antibiotics. The antibiotics do not usually work when your immune system does its job. Although the doctors today will give you a prescription these days just to satisfy the insurance companies and meet their quota for the pharmacy. Anyone who is striving for self-development and has a general understanding of Psychology will have the common sense, or “street smarts”, to see through all of this.
Mental/physical illnesses and body language
Outside of allopathic medicine, the world of homeopathy does not separate mental or physical illnesses. If you look close enough at most illnesses, the underlying issue has to do with dominant negative emotions that affect us on a day to day basis. In the vast majority of cases, the main issue is stress and/or anxiety. This can lead to a nervous breakdown or a panic attack if it hits us mentally. If the symptoms hit us physically, we may develop digestive problems that range from heartburn to stomach cramps and diarrhea. Two commonly diagnosed conditions are Gastrointestinal Reflux (GERD) and Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). Many people take some form of psychotropic drug for anxiety and another drug for one of these two physical conditions. The underlying issue is more than likely the same. Ever heard the phrase “it’s all in your head”? This does not mean the illness is not real. It just means the symptoms are psychologically related and can be best treated with some form of therapy.
When it comes to mental and physical illnesses, you may be very healthy overall. Another area that can show some sort of emotional is our everyday body language. You may think you feel fine but the body language you give off may say otherwise.
Some of the negative examples of body language:
· Your face my flush when you are angry. You may clench your fists or bare your teeth. You may not even be aware that you are doing it. That is, unless you have committed to personal growth and becoming more conscious of your emotions and triggers.
· When you are afraid, you may sweat, tremble, fidget, and avoid eye contact.
· Tears are usually a sign of sadness. You may also have a trembling lip, flat speech, or your body may droop.
Some of the more positive body language:
· When you feel surprised, you may back up suddenly or raise your eyebrows and open your mouth.
· Happiness is normally detected through an overall relaxed feeling in your muscles and smiling in most cases. You ever hear that frowning creates wrinkles? If someone has a lot of wrinkles, they may have some emotional distress that is in need of self-development in order to “turn that frown upside down”.
· When you are feeling confident, it will show up in a more brisk stride with precise movements and a head that is lifted up higher.
While mainstream medicine of prescriptions has its place in therapy, there are more holistic ways of treating illnesses that are often overlooked for the sake of profit in many cases. Just because people did not have all of the options for treatment that they do today does not necessarily mean that they suffered much during centuries past. For the most part, it is widely known that indigenous types were more in tune with their bodies.
Just like civilizations did in the past, through a commitment to personal growth, self-development, and a general understanding of Psychology, we can also become more in tune with what is going on in our bodies. This will go a long way toward becoming advocates in our healthcare so that we are less likely to become victims of corporate profit. It really helps to think for yourself as it makes you feel more empowered and destroys the victim mentality mindset.
According to ancient wisdom, when we are sick it just means that our bodies are out of balance. This is why conventional medicine treats “imbalances”. Becoming more in tune with your body language can help to bring your body back into alignment than any other treatment option.
E Bishop Wooten
The Daily E Blog @ http://dailyevotionals.wordpress.com