Secrets Behind Chronic Illness And How To Finally Heal
Light Your Sparkle Summary
This article summarizes the core of healing--accessing the emotional, not just the physical. It discusses a patient with Lyme's disease who was sick 40 years and began to heal once they started to address emotional roots to illness. They stopped the cycle of illness. With references to some of my favorites, Alice Miller's books, "The Drama of the Gifted Child" and "The Body Never Lies," this article challenges us to overcome our resistance and biases towards emotional healing. The ACE's study offered scientific evidence that adverse childhood experiences (trauma) can make us sick. Stress, including emotional issues, take a toll on the body---this build up can contribute to illness.
Article Written by Stacey Chillemi July 11, 2016
Excerpts according to Fair Use
Living With Chronic Illness: A Patient’s View
People go around in circles year after year with chronic illness treatments that go nowhere. I did this myself for 10 years with Chronic Lyme Disease, and only when I realized I was stuck did I consider something that I’d been resisting for years—emotional healing.
I had to be dragged to it kicking and screaming, but it made the breakthrough I needed. Once the underlying emotional issues started getting resolved, the medical treatments started having more effect.
Within five years I had achieved a full recovery from a serious illness that I’d had for forty years. So emotional healing is the great secret to healing chronic illness, and also the most despised subject in chronic illness. People get angry at the mere mention of it as if it were an insult, yet we all have emotional issues.
Few want to open that can of worms, and even if they do, they don’t know how. Plus it’s a whole new project to start after years spent treating illness with medication...My path was through Lyme Disease but emotional healing is valid for any chronic illness.