All diseases come from nerves?

All diseases come from nerves?
All diseases come from nerves?

A psychologist and TV presenter Galina Timoshenko talks about why psychosomatic illnesses occur.

All diseases are from nerves?!

Well, to be honest, of course, not all… According to the World He alth Organization, only 85%. Although, truth be told, this is enough.

But the funny thing is that the population believes that all the same from the nerves - all 100%. And calmly continues to hurt! I mean, he takes pills, goes to the doctors (it's good if he goes to the doctors first, and then the pills), complains about his nervous life and does nothing else!

However, no, I'm lying: the population also reads a bunch of very peculiar literature, in which the idea of ​​the "nervous origin" of all and sundry diseases takes on a very curious form. The reader, for example, is informed: if, say, he suffers from myopia, it means that he simply does not want to see something. Otitis is, apparently, about unwillingness to hear, gastritis - about unwillingness to digest something, and so on.

All these revelations are usually summarized in strict tables - which, apparently, should add to the written scientific character. Sometimes science is replaced by an esoteric shade - they say, the author is in direct contact with the cosmos, which told him all this.

The gullible patient reads with delight - it's necessary, what science has come to! - and continues to hurt. Only now he is already ill with the certainty that he knows the cause of the disease: this adds peace of mind, and again, pride pleases. In general, of course, no matter what the child amuses himself with, if only not with a weapon, but … In recent years, wise doctors began to send such patients to those they should go to - to psychotherapists and psychologists. But not everyone will go! It's one thing to admit to yourself that something is wrong in the family or joy has disappeared from life somewhere, and then go to a psychologist according to your own courageous decision. And it is quite another thing to believe someone, even a doctor, that something is wrong in my soul, and not in my body. I don’t notice this, my stomach (heart, kidneys, throat - substitute to taste) hurts!

And here we come to a very important moment from the point of view of the very diseases that are “from the nerves”. The fact is that this kind of sores, as a rule, visit precisely those people who do not like to understand themselves too much. That is, when a person is ready to admit to himself that something is wrong inside him and deal with it, then his body does not need to deal with it for him.

So, the first significant conclusion for us: those people who do not consider it necessary to solve their personal problems get sick much more often. In scientific terms, a lack of reflection creates a predisposition to psychosomatic diseases - you know that diseases that are "from the nerves" are actually called that way.

By the way, the word "reflection" for some reason has long become in some sense abusive: they say, there are people who live and act, and there are those who delve into themselves. So, reflection and introspection are by no means the same thing. The word "self-digging" comes from the imperfective verb "to dig", which is very different in meaning from the perfective verb "to dig". In other words, self-digging does not necessarily mean finding a constructive answer to any question about yourself. And, to be honest, self-digging usually does not involve searching for an answer at all: much more often it is just a process of continuously asking yourself the question “Well, why is everything so bad with me?”. Reflection, on the contrary, is necessarily aimed at finding a specific answer to a specific question - and even such an answer that could be used in an understandable way in real life. Self-digging is carried out by a person who does not want to find an answer - here he just belongs to the group of psychosomatic risk. Accordingly, we get the second significant conclusion for us: in order to help yourself get rid of some psychosomatic sore, you need to find a constructive answer to some significant question.

True, it remains unclear what kind of magic question you should ask yourself so that the answer to it will help you become he althy or, even better, not be sick? And let's think.

We all know that following common sense is the only and absolute guarantee of a happy life. And from the point of view of common sense, for any action (even external, even internal) energy is needed. Our mind gives us the knowledge and understanding of what needs to be done and how, our body performs these actions, and the energy for this whole wonderful life process is provided by … guess what? Of course, feelings, because it turns out that in this process they seem to have nothing more to do. Sports anger helps to win, joy inspires at all, etc.

And if the energy of feelings can be enough to write the First Piano Concerto or win the Olympic Games, then can you imagine how much we have?! And if your imagination is enough for this, then imagine also what happens to this energy when it has nowhere to go … It is unlikely that after this you will have doubts that in this case the energy is more than enough to provide its owner with a couple - three very unpleasant sores. Unless, of course, he takes care in time to attach her to a more useful occupation.

Let's try to imagine what it looks like in real life. The person has some serious problem. It is clear that quite a sufficient number of feelings arise on this occasion. If he gives himself the trouble to understand what is happening and decides to make some changes in his life, then the energy of these feelings will be spent on constructive actions to make the necessary changes. And if not? Where would feelings go then?

From all this follows another important conclusion: to live he althy, you need to know and understand your own feelings. In other words, a reflective person needs to be able to ask himself the questions: “What do I feel now?”, “What do I feel about …?”, “What do I feel when I think about …?” - and, of course, be able to answer them.

And when feelings are clear, our attitude to this or that event in our life is also clear, and, therefore, it becomes clear with what, what and why to do. And - which is especially pleasant - the energy necessary for this immediately becomes available. It remains only to take and do. Not the fact that it will be so easy. But is it easier to live sick and unhappy? And, in general, no one has yet proven that it is enough to be he althy to be happy. Maybe it's actually the other way around - to be he althy, you need to be happy?

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