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Is there a relationship between emotions and disease?

Recently I was chatting to my friend about a strange affliction that she had – blocked tear ducts. This isn’t something that you hear about too often and it really got me thinking – could emotions and disease be linked? She is a healthy woman who eats well and takes care of herself.

How does this happen?

Let’s start by looking at the word disease. When you break it down it literally means dis – ease. Your body is not at ease with itself. Something is out of balance.

Sure, some illnesses are caused by something that has physically harmed us, but like my friend, sometimes they seem to come out of nowhere.

Science has now come to recognise what many of us already believe – our thoughts and emotions have an impact on our physical and emotional wellbeing.

When our energy is in motion and we are healthy, this energy flow allows us to deal with life’s challenges and changes.

If an emotion becomes ‘trapped’ in our body because we refuse to deal with it, it can block our energy flow and manifest as an illness. This is our body’s way of saying ‘You need to deal with this!’.

So why do we ignore our emotions?

Often dealing with issues is painful and as humans we try to avoid pain. Why would we want to deliberately hurt ourselves!

This ignorance can also occur subconsciously because of a trauma that has occurred. If this happens, the body will go into shock and block out that emotion as a protection mechanism.

People can disguise this suppression of emotion many ways, including:

  • Over eating
  • Over exercising
  • Excessively reading or watching television
  • Working longer hours at work

Or really just any other activity that doesn’t let you think about that emotion.

Dr. Maurice Elias says, “Emotions are human beings’ warning systems as to what is really going on around them.  Emotions are our most reliable indicators of how things are going on in our lives.  Emotions help keep us on the right track by making sure that we are led by more than the mental/ intellectual faculties of thought, perception, reason, memory.”

This is a great way of thinking about it…

If we continue to suppress an emotion after a trauma has passed, this can make us sick. Our body begins to commit enormous amounts of energy into suppressing this emotion, diverting energy from where it is otherwise needed.

Think about it, if there is a problem weighing on your mind it can make you tired and lethargic. Now, imagine this on a bigger scale! So, yes, there is a relationship between emotion and disease – how much, depends on how well you process your emotions.

Specific thought patterns and emotions affect different areas of the body. Fever can be a result of suppressed anger. Cramps can be caused by holding on to a negative emotion.

If you would like to know more about how dealing with your emotions can improve your health, please contact me to talk about it. I would love to help you on your path to health and wellness.


Julie Lewin – a world renowned Medical Intuitive started her journey into the art of intuition in 1984. She appeared in four episodes of the TV show “The Extraordinary” which was syndicated to 22 countries.  She’s a published author, Amazon #1 Bestseller and has a Bachelor in Metaphysical Science. Julie won the Our Internet Secrets Business Builder Award 2013, has founded a charity, and teaches her healing modality.