According to John E. Sarno, M.D. In his book, “The Divided Mind”, your emotions of grief and loss may be the cause of some or all of your physical pain!

The theory behind this is that the mind will reduce oxygen to certain parts of the body to cause physical pain so as to cover-up or distract you from the emotional pain, so you don't have to face it.

Consider for a moment if a person were molested as a child. In order not to have to deal with the emotional pains, the body would “protect” the person by making them have stomach pains.

It can work the same way with the emotions of grief. If after your loss you have started having pains in your body that you, and maybe even your doctor can't explain, it may be coming from your mind.

According to Dr. Sarno, this is a psychosomatic problem. I don't like that term as it has been viewed for many years as all being in your head. Any pain you are having is definitely not in your head! Even though your mind is the cause of this pain, the pain is very real.

We know that the mind operates our body. Our heart and other organs, along with our digestive system, and almost all other functions of our body are controlled by the mind. So it is not a stretch to believe the mind can control the oxygen being delivered to the cells.

Now you may ask what the big deal is with the cells doing without a little oxygen, according to Dr. C. Samuel West, D.N., N.D., Chemist and Lymphologist, anytime the cells lose oxygen, pain is the result. So lack of oxygen to the cells equals pain.

Dr. Sarno even says that most back and neck pain, headaches, carpal tunnel and Fibromyalgia are caused by emotions.

Of course, not all pain is caused by the mind, so be sure and see your family health care giver to first rule out any real physical problems in the body.

But if your are having pains your health care giver can't explain, or he or she believes is not life threatening, it would be wise to consider contacting a therapist that is trained in energy work and emotional freedom techniques.

Be sure and visit my website at for tips and lessons on overcoming your grief emotions and pains that may be associated with them.

Also, keep in mind many more emotional problems can cause the physical pain in your body. If for any reason you or your doctor can't seem to get rid of pains you have, or they are “cured” from one place and then pain pops up somewhere else, please search out a practitioner that can help deal with your deep seated emotions.

Author's Bio: 

Hi! My name is James Einert, and I am the creator of the "Grief Recovery That Works!" coaching plan.

In 1995 I started on a quest to learn all I could about natural health. I studied for almost 3 years and received my degree as a Naturopathic Doctor from the Clayton School Of Natural Health. I had practices in Ft. Smith, Conway and Clarksville, Arkansas over the next 4 or 5 years. I had helped many people using natural health practices to regain their health, but there were many who needed more help mentally, some of who where seeing therapist, but were just unable to get help for their deep seated emotional troubles. So I sought to find a way to help these people as well. As a result of that search, I found the techniques I use in the "Grief Recovery That Works!" coaching plan.

Since about 1999 I have known there was a wonderful technique for removing the pain of grieving. That was when I first discovered the Emotional Freedom Technique or EFT for short.

EFT is a way to tap on accupressure/accupuncture points that will change your emotions. It will disarm your troubling emotions and set you on a path to true freedom.

I have studied and worked with EFT since that time, but other obligations in my life kept me from really getting serious about helping others to benefit from my knowledge. Now things are different. I have much more time to work on helping you with my knowledge of EFT and I have also come across another technique that will make EFT even more powerful.

Neuro-Linguistic Programming is something you may or may not have heard of, but it is most often thought of as a form of mind control or persuasion. But the great thing about NLP is that it has the same powers to affect your emotions as EFT, but it is somewhat slower and not as good for going deep into the emotions. But when combined with EFT, NLP makes EFT work much better and quicker, so instead of having to live with your debilitation grief for months, maybe even years, you can be over the pain and depression of grief in just a couple of hours!!! Stop the grieving and get on with your life!!!

I am available for telephone consultations, and I am working on a set of DVDs and a book that will take you step by step through this method so you can get an understanding about how it works and how you can use it on yourself. If you would like to find out about phone consultations just drop me an email at the following address