Do you have a nagging cough that will not go away no matter what you try? Are you experiencing frequent colds and other infections more than you used to? Is your skin acting up in unusual ways that the doctors cannot explain? The potential cause of your symptoms may surprise you. The cause may be unresolved grief. Our emotional and physical bodies are inextricably connected in an organized and systematic fashion. Recent science demonstrates that our emotions have a chemical basis that interconnects our bodies and our minds.
Dr. Paula King, a psychologist and certified life coach at Healing Horizons Integrated Health Solutions, says the natural and healthy response to any loss is grief. Allowing oneself to feel and express the emotions inherent in grief means they are processed and released rather than becoming “stuck” in the body.
This is an excerpt from the Article, “Grief could strike more than your emotional heart” by Dr. April L. Schulte-Barclay, in the Grand Junction Daily Sentinel. For the full story, and more answers into this complicated subject, read the full article here.
Dr. April L. Schulte-Barclay is a doctor of acupuncture and oriental medicine who specializes in the development of comprehensive integrative medicine treatment plans for each unique patient. She has been practicing in Grand Junction since 2004.