Saturday, April 29, 2017

Do emotions influence our physical health?

One of the things covered in healing school was the link between emotions - especially the ones that we have trouble processing - and how a person's life might be influenced. Are people with certain personality types more likely to develop one disease over another, and can we trace it to an emotion? In healing circles, anger is often mentioned with respect to cancer - if a person has trouble letting go of anger, or they are as sweet as candy and never seem to get mad. 

Emotions and intuitive healing are the foundation for my first book: A Personal Guide to Self-Healing, Cancer & Love. I have always believed that our ability to feel, process and release intense emotions on a daily basis plays a huge role in our physical health and wellbeing. 

But it is not as straightforward as 'anger leads to cancer' or 'stress leads to hair loss'. From an energy healing point of view, the physical body stores emotions at a much deeper level than we realize. It is unprocessed and out-of-control emotions that build up with time. 

Emotional Tools are Essential  

A Personal Guide to Self-Healing, Cancer & Love looks at energy healing as a complementary therapy and how it can help the whole family cope with the fear and shock of a cancer diagnosis. While I do address the topic of emotional risk factors at length in the book, that specific subject is harder to raise in face-to-face sessions because the implications are easily misunderstood. 

Patients who come across the theory that 'anger leads to cancer' often blame or question themselves, wondering if their emotional impulses are the reason they got sick. When in reality, the focus should be on the emotional resources that were most likely missing to begin with.  

Time to Reframe the Question

In 2015, Peking Union Medical College Hospital published a meta-analysis (a whopper of a clinical study) indicating a potential link between striking life events and breast cancer in women. The emotions cited are acute stress and grief, occurring after events that anyone would struggle with: the death of a child or spouse, forced relocation and other life-changing losses. 

While the researchers do indicate the need for more research, they also concluded that women with striking life events had +1.5 greater risk of breast cancer vs women without (Details HERE). 

Based on these findings, our emotional health and the support we are able to receive during the most difficult of times becomes even more important. Let's include emotional healing techniques in our daily life before they become a necessity, in the hope that we won't 'need them'. Therapy, lifestyle habits, and even our sleep patterns can also play a part in our health and wellbeing. 

Energy Healing and meditation are complementary to medical care, not alternative. The tools in the book are meant to be used along with the treatment plan recommended by the patient's medical team. In instances where a family member or friend was diagnosed, the focus has been on supporting them through surgery, chemotherapy, radiation and other treatments. 

Please follow the links below for A Personal Guide to Self-Healing, Cancer & Love. 

Thank you for reading Diary of a Psychic Healer, 

Reiki hugs,



Regina Chouza is an Energy Healer, Angel Medium and author of Self-Healing, Cancer & Love and Chakra Healing & Magick. She studied angels, tarot and astrology at The College of Psychic Studies in London, and qualified as a Healer at the School of Intuition & Healing UK. Her passion is bringing the energy of self-love, joy and empowerment to energy healing pursuits.  


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