The word “Symptom” comes from the Greek:Syn= together and piptein = to fall.
A symptom is when everything is coming together.
Take the example of recurring back pain. We often think a bad back is due to one
incident or injury: “It happened when I lifted that heavy box last July!” but often,
this is only the straw that broke the camel’s back, the tip of the iceberg of an
unhealthy process that had been going on for a long time.
Even if you damaged your back due to an accident, it is still the muscles that are
the greatest source of pain because they are directly connected to the nerves that
transmit pain messages to the brain...and muscles respond to negative thoughts by
tightening and getting stiff!!
The constant bombardment of tense and anxious thoughts inundate your nervous system
with noxious impulses that reach your muscles and keep them in a constant state of
contraction. They become less efficient or even clamp down.
We need to deal with the emotional reasons behind the clamp down. We need to get
to the root of the pain so we can pull the tree stub out.