13 Types Of Pain Directly Linked To Emotional States

DIS-EASE  (I AM NOT AT EASE) is just an emotional state of mind. Chronic pain is not only caused by physical injury, but also caused by stress and emotional issues. Here, Dr. Akilesh Sharma helps us understand what pain in a particular area of the body indicates and how to self-heal.

  1. Head

Headaches (little or chronic) can be caused by invalidating the self. Self-criticism, Fear.

Self-Heal: Breath with the left nostril (Chandra nadi). Inhale-Exhale through left nostril 2 sets of 10 counts twice a day.

  1. Neck

Neck pain represents inflexibility & stubbornness.

Self-Heal: Rotate the neck clockwise and anticlockwise for 50 times.

  1. Shoulders

Pain in the shoulder indicates that the person is carrying heavy emotional burdens. Shoulders carry everything.

Self-Heal: Rotate the shoulders clockwise and anticlockwise direction for 50 times.

  1. Upper Back

Upper back pain manifests lack of emotional support.  This happens when you experience feelings of not being appreciated or unloved.

Self-Heal: Place the hand in the namaste position in the centre of the chest with the thumbs touching the chest. Apply pressure on the chest using the thumbs and exhale through the mouth. Repeat this 20 times.

  1. Lower Back

Pain in the lower back indicates fear of money or lack of financial support.

Self-Heal: Do visual meditation (imagine yourself) counting a bundle of notes. Do it daily.(Fake it till you make it).

  1. Elbows

Pain in the elbows and arms signify lack of capacity & ability to hold the experiences of life. Resisting change of directions and acceptance.

Self-Heal: Just wrap your hands around yourself as if you were hugging your own self and say this to yourself:- “I trust, love, accept, approve and forgive myself.” Repeat this everyday as many times as possible.

  1. Hands

Pain in the hands maybe caused by all ways of dealing with hold & handle, clutch & grip, grasping & letting go.

Self-Heal: Hold a pen/pencil tightly in your hand (image that the object (pen/pencil) is the xyz situation of one’s life) then when ready to “Release” the situation just throw the pen/pencil with full force & free yourself.

  1. Abdomen

Undigested thoughts.

Self-Heal: Place your hands on the belly button(navel) & do 4-4-4-4 count breathing.

4 count Inhale, 4 count Hold, 4 count Exhale, 4 count Hold.

Do it as long as comfortable.

  1. Hips

Major thrust in moving forward.

Self-Heal: Sit on the floor placing the legs straight and try moving by lifting the hips. Do this 25 steps forward & 25 steps backwards.

  1. Knees

Pain in the knee is a sign of pride & ego.

Self-Heal: Lie on the floor, place the left ankle over the right knee & move the right knee up & down for 5 minutes. Then do the same with right ankle placing it above the left knee for 5 minutes.

  1. Calves

Calf pain is caused by stress, emotional tension.

Self-Heal: Press the tender point 20 times located exactly in the centre of the calf(behind). Do this twice everyday.

  1. Ankles

Pain on the ankles mean lack of ability to receive pleasure.

Self-Heal: Lie down on the floor, legs slightly apart & rotate the ankles in the clockwise and anticlockwise direction for 50 counts.

  1. Feet

Feet pain represents our lack of ability to understandable oneself or others.

Self-Heal: Take a tennis ball & place it under the feet & roll on it. Repeat this process while sitting or standing.

Do these exercises and observe yourself.. Let’s help the body heal itself on its own.


Dr. Akhilesh Sharma is a qualified Ayurvedic physician with experience of more than 25 years. He is on the advisory board of California College of Ayurveda. He is an internationally renowned physician, who received The Dhanvantari Award, highest honor in the field, given to him by President of India. He is a regular speaker at yoga and Ayurveda conferences. Dr. Sharma also served as Advisor to the Minister of Health Govt. of Delhi and Chairman of the Scientific Committee of the All – Indian Medicine Graduates Association.

Website: www.ayurvedatoday.org

Email: ayurvedatoday@hotmail.com

Skype: akhileshji

Phone: +91-9810360372


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