Can “Emotional Baggage” Cause Physical Pain?

By: Dr. Bradley Nelson

Sandy had chronic knee pain. Whether she was walking, sitting or resting in bed, her knee continually hurt. Three different specialists had treated her knee, but nothing helped.

It turned out, the pain was caused by emotions buried deep within her body. Sandy’s muscles, joints and cartilage were fine. But when her trapped emotions blocked the flow of energy in her leg, it made her knee hurt.

Where Does Emotional Baggage Come From?

Have you ever had your heart broken? Have you loved someone, only to realize he just wasn’t that into you? Has anyone ever said something that hurt your feelings? Have you ever felt anxiety, pain or stress?

Life is filled with joyful moments, but it also comes with plenty of opportunities to feel pain. After those experiences, it’s common for us to put up barriers. We even joke about it and call it “emotional baggage.” But it’s no joke.

Hanging onto emotions blocks your energy, holding it back like a dam, cutting off your organs from the healthy flow of vital energy they need. Emotions that stay trapped in your body can make you sick and cause you tremendous physical pain.

The Energy of Emotions

Everything that exists in our universe is made up of energy. We are like fish, swimming in an invisible sea of energy. The wi-fi signal you pick up with your smart phone, laptop, iPad, Kindle, and other devices is an energy stream in the form of radio waves. Your heart and brain emit waves that can be monitored.

When you feel emotion, it is not just a feeling inside you. You actually emanate the energy of that emotion. You may not be able to see it, but it has a direct impact on your health. It can not only cause emotional pain, but physical pain.

Energy healing is one of the oldest practices in the world. Since 4000 B.C. healers have understood that our health depends on the quality of the energy that flows through our bodies. Chinese medicine calls it “qi.” Ayurvedic medicine calls it “prana.”

When that energy is blocked by trapped emotions, pain sets in. Only by releasing trapped emotions can you relieve the pain and start to heal.