Symptoms are signs that tell us something is wrong.
When we find a solution to the underlying issue,
you will clear the symptoms yourself.
Symptoms are not a sign that you have just developed an issue.
They are a sign you are no longer able to compensate for a problem that you may have had for some time.
Why do we get ill?
When we are under stress or over challenged our bodies and minds work super hard to keep us going. They often put us in what we call the fight, flight, faint response. These survival responses are what keep us functioning when we are under threat or in a very challenging environment. You may or may not be aware when you are in this survival response but one thing is for certain, whilst you are surviving you are less able to use higher rational thinking, your digestion is likely compromised and you are likely not recovering from this situation. This can impact on your health and ability to function at your best. All vital systems are fired up and ready to perform but many other functions are put on the ‘back burner’ if you like for when the threat is gone.
Now, in prehistoric times this was perfect. The threat either killed us or we survived. We got away. So the stress was gone in a matter of minutes. Take this scenario to a stressful job or difficult relationship. The nervous system will instigate a stress response in relation to a work stress or returning home to your partner. If you are in this stressful environment day after day and week after week, what is happening to all these functions that were put on the back burner? Other functions that are necessary for living are not performing at their best, we get a build-up of repairs/toxins mounting up. Hence, the onset of illness or disease. When the stress causes dis-stress, is when we start to exhibit symptoms. These can start with things like back or neck pain. Joint problems, headaches, low energy levels, brain fog or inability to concentrate.