Our psychological state somehow affects the health of the body. It will be helpful to understand how psychosomatics and the intestines are interrelated in order to understand the main causes of the ailments of this organ and find out the possibilities for recovery. The psychosomatic nature of the disease means that, among other things, the onset of the disease was affected by the mental state of the person. It is believed that the mind and body are inextricably linked and everything that happens in the soul is reflected on the physical level. One may doubt this, but it is not for nothing that they say that “all diseases are from nerves”. And in the appearance of any disease there is a psychosomatic component that must be accurately taken into account during treatment.
Psychosomatic bowel disease
A number of important digestive functions are performed in the intestines. In the small intestine, all nutrients derived from food are absorbed and absorbed by the body. In the colon, food waste is formed and prepared for release. Further, the rectum removes all the excess from the body. Accurate implementation of all these processes is a prerequisite for the normal operation of the rest of our body systems.
If at any stage of digestion and elimination of food a malfunction occurs, then, along with drug treatment, it is necessary to find out which psychological factors led to this. In most cases, bowel disease is the result of our destructive thoughts, attitudes, emotional problems.
An example of this is irritable bowel syndrome – a common and uncertain disease of modern times. A condition when, with absolutely normal results of examinations and tests, a person displays all the clinical symptoms of the disease: disorder, flatulence, cramps, pain. This leads to everyday stresses, fears, anxieties, and experiences that accumulate and do not find a way out. Imagine that food remains will remain in the body for years. Everything, of course, will end with poisoning and destruction. The same influence is exerted by strong emotions and feelings, if they are suppressed and not expressed adequately, but left to yourself. So what do psychosomatic diseases of different parts of the intestines say?
Diseases of the small intestine
Often the cause of diseases of the small intestine becomes a person’s obsession with trifles, thinking up and augmenting oneself of difficulties, complicating the perception of reality. Such a lifestyle, when any little thing, any minor event causes a lot of strong emotions, and, especially, suppressed anger, can easily lead to violations and, as a result, illness. Among the common diseases of the small intestine with psychosomatic causes, there are tumors, diarrhea, diverticulitis, Crohn’s disease. The latter can develop if the person surrounds himself with obsessive ideas, and does not let them go, rejecting everything positive and including himself.
Problems with the colon are found in people holding tightly to outdated thoughts and attitudes. For those who live in the past and do not want to notice the positive moments of the present. Irrelevant beliefs have not benefited them for a long time, and they bring suffering, making it difficult to accept a constantly updated reality. In situations like the psychosomatic symptom, constipation can occur, as if trying to delay the irrelevant on a physical level. A similar attitude to life can cause other diseases of the colon:
- Accumulations of intestinal gases. This is a manifestation of the fear of loss or too much anxiety due to the possibility of getting into difficult situations.
- Colitis manifests itself when a person lacks flexibility in his views on life and is very angry about this.
- Convulsions indicate the presence of fears that need to be addressed before moving on.
- Worms appear in those who in life are influenced by another manipulating person. Which negates the opportunity to live freely and independently.
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Diseases of the rectum
Violations of the work of this part of the intestine speak about the inability to admit their mistakes, the habit of avoiding problems, the impossibility of letting go of resentment. And what are the conditions associated with diseases of the rectum:
- Problems with the rectum are associated with the habit of avoiding problems and unwillingness to let go of resentment.
Spasms or proctitis occur when it is terrible to accept the results of their activities.
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How to get rid of problems?
It is obvious that many factors influence the development of the disease: lack of physical activity, the presence of bad habits, and predisposition. The approach to the treatment of intestinal disease should be comprehensive. No one has canceled medication therapy. However, if there are problems in the work of this body, it is necessary to radically reconsider their attitude to life. Analyze the acquired baggage of stereotypes and attitudes. Take with you only the useful, and leave everything that is irrelevant and destructive to the past. Learn how to live different feelings and experiences (anger, joy, sadness, fear). To recognize, recognize and adequately express emotions. Then they will not accumulate inside us and harm health. It’s not easy to change yourself and your inner world by yourself, because you can’t see yourself from the outside. Therefore, the best solution is to work with a psychologist who can provide qualified assistance.