We should all be hypochondriacs, no kidding
Now I know this may sound like I’m saying we should all be suffering from a mental anxiety disorder where we imagine we are suffering from illness that only exists in our mind but that is only if we go by the modern medical definition for the word hypochondriac.
However, if we dig a little deeper into the origin of the word, we find it breaks down into its compound elements being HYPO – meaning ‘under’ and CHONDRIA meaning ‘cartilage.’
So naturally you ask what is under is what cartilage? And what does that have to do with illness – imaginary or otherwise?
The chondria are actually the cartilaginous parts of the ribcage that allow the elasticity needed for our rib cage to expand and contract during breathing. Lying directly under the chondria of the left and right lower ribs and above the navel are the soft abdominal cavities known as – you guessed it – the Hypochondriac region.
This region is split into the left and right flanks of our upper abdominal area and is significant in the following ways…
Firstly, both the left and right regions collectively contain quite a few of our internal organs, namely the Liver, Gall Bladder, Small Intestine, Kidneys, Stomach, Pancreas, Colon and Spleen.
Secondly, if one understands the traditional medicine paradigm, they will recognize the organs listed above as contributing to emotional states of Depression (Stomach, Spleen, Pancreas,) Mental Confusion (Colon) Mental deficiency (Small Intestine) Anxiety (Kidneys) and Irritability (Liver, Gall Bladder,) – when they are either hormonally imbalanced, irritated or diseased. These mental traits have been continuously identified in those who tend to suffer from Hypochondria.
Now, why do I say we should all be Hypochondriacs, like that’s a good thing?
Being a Hypochondriac in the negative sense, is truly having a mental syndrome that needs specialist attention if all the preceding emotional, physical and behavioral red flags are ignored, leading to possible psychological distress that can become overwhelming and disruptive to ones life.
Being a Hypochondriac in the positive sense is actually being consciously aware of the symptoms of early organ imbalance in respect to the specific behavioral or emotional patterns you notice about yourself. Those subtle signs of organ imbalance in the hypochondriac region can sometimes manifest in your behavior months, years or even decades before the physical symptoms of disease and pain begin.
Just think about the person with the broken heart who actually develops cardiac problems years later, or the person whose gut fueled reactions leads to digestive distress, which includes the anxiety and kidney ‘water feelings’ that stimulate excessive or uncontrollable urination when one is gripped by fear!
The traditional medicine paradigm is slowly (and I mean real slow) becoming part of the new wave of Integrative health practices that aim to combine the best of ancient health systems with a contemporary viewpoint. But while you’re waiting for your local health-care provider to recognize your meridian system, there are a few things you can do to help yourself avoid the negative impact of Hypochondriasis whilst embracing the positive…
1. Know Yourself – Monitor your moods. The times of day or the periods of the year when you don’t feel so great emotionally, mentally or physically can indicate an organ imbalance which once understood can be easily rectified.
2. Know Your Food – Monitor your behavioral changes. Certain foods (mental, emotional or physical) can trigger a spontaneous reaction of behavior that can quickly turn negative if done in excess, which will indicate signs organ stress long before the condition be-comes chronic and the organ becomes diseased.
3. Know Your Help – Understand how to achieve balance within yourself. Emotional balance is the precursor of physical balance. Do things that connect and balance your emotional and physical states. These activities include exercises like Yoga, meditation, deep breathing, tai chi, qi gong, etc.
4. Know a Philosophy – There is more to life than getting it ‘bigger, better, faster and newer.’ Adopting a conscious and self–cultivating philosophy or lifestyle will allow you to still get it bigger, better, faster and newer, but not at the cost of your health, relationships, sanity, self-respect, internal peace or divinity.
Don’t wait around for the inevitability of an unbalanced life to catch up with you. Contact Red Pill today if you need help in understanding the early emotional signs of organ imbalance and the changes you can make as part of your long term health and success in life strategy!