If you’ve used the combination of Muscle-Balance therapy, trigger-point therapy, and inversion therapy for several weeks and you’re still experiencing pain, it may be time to evaluate your emotional state of mind.
I’ve found that, in most cases, if someone is not feeling a lot better by the time they’ve adopted these three therapies–particularly if the person is doing them diligently on a daily basis–the problem is often a case of severe stress and, in some extreme cases, lingering anger from some emotional trauma (e.g., divorce, abuse, abandonment).
This is when I talk to my client and encourage a serious evaluation of the stresses in his or her life.
What I find, more often than not, are job pressures, relationship issues, health concerns (if the person is dealing with a serious disease or troubling diagnosis), significant losses, career confusion, or family troubles.
In some cases, the client has to go a little deeper and ask himself, “Is some past trauma causing my pain?”
An old emotional injury can cause a lot of damage, particularly if you haven’t thought about it for a while or repressed it in the past.
Evaluate the stresses in your life and see if you can reduce some of them.
If you suspect an old trauma may be affecting you, consider an appointment with a licensed therapist.
At the very least, carve out some personal time to reflect and record your thoughts, talk to a trusted friend, or purchase some helpful books– anything that might help you get to the core of your pain.
Also, it’s important to point out that you don’t need to wait to address your mind-set, beliefs, and emotions.
In fact, I encourage you to begin this process as soon as you begin the other treatments, as your state of mind will have an impact on how well the physical treatments work for you.
For example, if you are in a negative state of mind, you actually can prevent proven treatments from working.
Don’t be one of the people who says, “It didn’t work for me,” because you (or your mind) wouldn’t let it work for you.