By Rissa Singson Kawpeng
Do you know that many of the patients in the hospitals in America are there because of psychosomatic illnesses? This means that the sickness of their bodies originate from their thinking.
Dr. John Sarno, a pioneer in psychosomatic medicine, has been dubbed as “America’s best pain doctor” by Forbes Magazine. He discovered that it’s easier to endure physical pain than emotional pain, and because of this, our unconscious mind produces all kinds of bodily pains to distract us from the real and deep emotional problems we have. Dr. Sarno believed that if a person faces her real emotional pain, then the physical pain would no longer have any use and would thus disappear.
Friends, do you have a chronic pain in the neck, shoulder, or back and doctors can’t find a cause? Maybe the real source of the pain is a broken relationship, a conflict, fear, or worry.
American author and poet Phyllis McGinley said, “Of one thing I am certain, the body is not the measure of healing, peace is the measure.”
The Lord wants to heal us. Let’s surrender to Him our illnesses and make amends with our neighbor.
*This excerpt is taken from Grace Anatomy By Rissa Singson Kawpeng*
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