Many years ago, I noticed that women who were dealing with unrecognized emotions didn’t achieve the level of wellness they were hoping for. It became so clear that our emotions play a significant role in how we feel physically. In some instances, modern medicine will only take a patient so far – addressing the patient’s emotional needs becomes a critical piece of the picture.
Many women are surprised when I talk with them about the connection between their emotional health and wellness. Others have been able to correlate physical symptoms – migraines, trouble with digestion or even heart palpitations – to emotional health. I’ve seen many women who have unknowingly held on to emotional experiences from their past and are now seeing the influence on their health today.
A groundbreaking study was published in the 1990’s. It is known as the ACE (Adverse Childhood Experiences) Study. The researchers found that adults who had traumatic experiences in childhood were much more likely to suffer from disease such as heart disease, alcoholism, and diabetes as adults.
It’s evident to me that that stress and emotions aren’t the only pieces to good health but we’re finding that they play a larger role in health, wellness and healing than we have known before.
At the Women to Women Healthcare Center, we help women to always search for the root cause of their health issues. Sometimes these root causes are not easily seen and when it comes to really looking at stress and emotions, it may take time – and some help. Spend some time reading through the articles on my site to build an understanding of how health and your emotions are connected. YOU are worth it!