Our emotional states can favor all kinds of diseases: hypertension, cardiac dysfunctions or nervous disorders of different types. Different ailments can contribute not only to transform our physical health, but also to facilitate healing at a deeper level. The secret lies in discovering and understanding the messages that contain physical disorders in order to know and live better.
To understand this connection, we must first recognize that the mind and body are a whole ; Normally, we consider the body as a “container” that accompanies us, which we must take care of and which, when damaged, should be taken to the doctor to repair it. “ Unfortunately, this vision is very limited. It denies the complexity of energies that make up our whole being, energies that flow and intercommunicate. (…) There is no separation between what happens in the mind (thoughts and feelings) and what happens in the organism . ”
One thing to note about Fibromyalgia, because their symptoms are poorly understood, those who suffer from this disease feel that others do not believe them because the pain is not seen. Fibromyalgia is considered a controversial diagnosis and some authors claim that it should not be considered as a disease due, among other reasons, to the lack of abnormalities in the physical examination, in objective laboratory tests or medical imaging studies to confirm the diagnosis.
Fibromyalgia is officially referred to as a group of poorly understood musculoskeletal symptoms and disorders, which are primarily characterized by extreme fatigue, persistent pain, stiffness of varying muscle intensity, tendons and a wide range of other psychological symptoms, such as difficulty sleeping, stiffness morning, headaches and problems with thinking and memory, sometimes called “mental gaps” that often prevent the routine functioning of people. It is a ‘non-contagious’ disorder present in approximately 3 to 6% of young women, commonly between 20 and 50 years of age.
Today we will share an interview with Mª Àngels Mestre, a woman who suffered from fibromyalgia and that without an official response from her doctors was able to leave her on her own merits. Since then he has been writing on the subject and advising patients of this and other chronic diseases. We hope it helps a lot.
1. What exactly is fibromyalgia?
Fibromyalgia is the disease of unexpressed emotions. It is the result of an internal conflict, we have generated it. The most affected organ is the liver, depositary of the emotions contained according to Traditional Chinese Medicine. He regulates fasciae, muscles, tendons, ligaments, joints, veins and arteries ducts, and sight. This organ is also responsible for the detoxification of all the toxins that make us sick, both external and internal.
2. What are the most common symptoms?
Fibromyalgia has a wide range of symptoms, the main one being generalized musculoskeletal pain, with stiffness and fatigue, which is accompanied by a decrease in concentration and memory, insomnia, irritable bowel, irritable bladder, headaches, anxiety , restless legs syndrome, chest pain, strong and painful periods, decreased vision, cramps, etc.
3. What kind of people suffer from it?
To have health and harmony we have to align thinking, feeling (emotions) and acting (action / word). In fibromyalgia there is a bad management of thoughts and emotions, because their energy is not released in action or through the word. The action is repressed and the energy of thought and emotion are blocked in the form of tension, which manifests itself through pain and a wide variety of symptoms.
4. Why are more cases found in women than in men?
The woman is more emotional and more practical. His blocks are more emotional, while man is more mental and theoretical. On the other hand, the factor that makes this disease possible is repression. There is no doubt that, in our society, since childhood, women are more subject to repression than men.
5. Where does this disease come from?
Like all diseases, fibromyalgia is multifactorial, but its origin is found in rigid cultural, family and social patterns that produce repression in childhood. The child copies these patterns to feel loved, and becomes obedient and submissive without being, and begins to develop a false personality, departing from its essence. The psycho-emotional defects that accompany the patient are: the perfectionist pride to feel valued by the environment and the contained anger, an emotion that, if not released, is devastating to health.
6. Do you have any kind of cure or is it really a chronic disease?
Health can be regained if this is our will, we have the necessary information and we are willing to make changes from the globality of the human being. We need a great transformation of the way of thinking, feeling and acting, which generate a new healthy, free and happy person.
7. What is transcranial stimulation?
Transcranial stimulation is based on the production of an electric current in areas of the brain. We know that electric current creates electromagnetic fields, so, from my point of view, I don’t think that fibromyalgia is the most appropriate. If we want to increase neurotransmitters such as serotonin and melatonin, we have less invasive tools, such as food, the first medicine. To increase the level of neurotransmitters, I recommend legumes, which contain tryptophan, as an inducer of these neurotransmitters.
8. How can symptoms be improved?
To heal the following changes are necessary: the change in attitude leads us to stop feeling victims to be responsible, stop being passive to be active, beginning to self-manage the disease as protagonists through empowerment.
Let’s not expect to be cured, some nonconformity and rebellion are necessary to make our own decisions and direct our lives. We also need a lifestyle change, simplifying it and leaving stress. Likewise, it is necessary to replace the established patterns with our lived and understood experience, which will help us to say no without feeling guilty. It is essential to change habits that harm us, especially that of food, a diet that cleanses the liver of toxins, including those of medication, that gives us energy, alkalinity, that stimulates the immune system, and that is anti-inflammatory and antioxidant.
9. Is this a type of modern disease?
No. Diseases are born due to the psycho-emotional defects of humanity, but they increase and are aggravated by lifestyle and poor diet. Currently this disease has spread due to the self-demand that women have imposed themselves to reach all areas that modern life shows, such as the work profession, family, home, social relations, etc. All this, many times, without the possibility of directing your life.