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Emotional Causes of Illness (A-C)


  • Abdominal Cramps: Fear. Stopping the process.

  • Abscess: Fermenting thoughts over hurts, slights, and revenge.

  • Accidents: Inability to speak up for the self. Rebellion against authority. Belief in violence.

  • Aches: Longing for love. Longing to be held.

  • Acne: Not accepting the self. Dislike of the self.

  • Addictions: Running from the self. Fear. Not knowing how to love self.

  • Adrenal Problems: Defeatism. No longer caring for the self. Anxiety.

  • Alcoholism: Feeling of futility, guilt, inadequacy. Self-rejection.

  • Allergies: Denying your own power. Ask yourself, "Who and what am I allergic too?"

  • Alzheimer’s Disease: Refusal to deal with the world as it is. Hopelessness and helplessness. Anger.

  • Amenorrhea: Not wanting to be a woman. Dislike of the self.

  • Anemia: “Yes-but” attitude. Lack of joy. Fear of life. Not feeling good enough.

  • Ankle: Inflexibility and guilt. Ankles represent the ability to receive pleasure.

  • Anorexia: Denying the self, life. Extreme fear, self-hatred, and rejection.

  • Anxiety: Not trusting the flow and the process of life.

  • Apathy: Resistance to feeling. Deadening of the self. Fear.

  • Appetite, Excessive: Fear. Needing protection. Judging the emotions.

  • Arm: Represents the capacity and ability to hold the experiences of life.

  • Arthritic Fingers: A desire to punish. Blame. Feeling victimized.

  • Arthritis: Feeling unloved. Criticism, resentment. – Rheumatoid Arthritis: Feeling victimized. Lack of love. Chronic bitterness. Resentment. Deep criticism of authority. Feeling very put upon.

  • Asthma: Smother love. Inability to breathe for one’s self. Feeling stifled. Suppressed crying.

  • Athlete’s Foot: Frustration at not being accepted. Inability to move forward with ease.


  • Back Issues: Represents the support of life. Back Problems: – Rounded shoulders: Carrying the burdens of life. Helpless and hopeless. – Lower Back Pain: Fear of money or lack of financial support. – Mid-Back Pain: Guilt. Stuck in all that stuff back there. “Get off my back!” – Upper Back Pain: Lack of emotional support. Feeling unloved. Holding back love. – Back Curvature: The inability to flow with the support of life. Fear and trying to hold on to old ideas. Not trusting life. Lack of integrity. No courage of convictions.

  • Bedwetting: Fear of parent, usually the father.

  • Belching: Fear. Gulping life too quickly.

  • Bell’s Palsy: Extreme control over anger. Unwilling to express feelings.

  • Bladder Problems: Anxiety. Holding on to old ideas. Fear of letting go. Being “pissed off”.

  • Bleeding: Joy running out. Anger.

  • Blood Pressure: – High: Longstanding emotional problem not solved. – Low: Lack of love as a child.

  • Bones: Represent the structure of the universe. – Bone marrow: Represents deepest beliefs about the self. How you support and care for yourself. – Breaks: Rebelling against authority.

  • Brain: Tumor: Incorrect computerized beliefs. Stubborn. Refusing to change old patterns.

  • Breast: Represents mothering and nurturing and nourishment. – Cysts, Lumps: A refusal to nourish the self. Putting everyone else first. Over mothering. Overprotection. Overbearing attitudes.

  • Breathing Problems: Fear. Not trusting the process of life. Getting stuck in childhood. Fear of taking in life fully. – Bronchitis: Inflamed family environment. Arguments and yelling

  • Bulimia: Hopeless terror. A frantic stuffing and purging of self-hatred.

  • Bursitis: Repressed anger. Wanting to hit someone.


  • Cancer: Deep hurt. Longstanding resentment. Deep secret or grief eating away at the self. Carrying hatreds.

  • Candida: Feeling very scattered. Lots of frustration and anger. Demanding and untrusting in relationships.

  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: Anger and frustration at life’s seeming injustices.

  • Cataracts: Inability to see ahead with joy. Dark future.

  • Cerebral Palsy: A need to unite the family in an action of love.

  • Cholesterol: Clogging the channels of joy. Fear of accepting joy.

  • Circulation: Represents the ability to feel and express the emotions in positive ways.

  • Colitis: Insecurity. Represents the ease of letting go of that which is over.

  • Coma: Fear. Escaping something or someone.

  • Conjunctivitis: Anger and frustration at what you are looking at in life.

  • Constipation: Incomplete releasing. Holding on to garbage of the past. Guilt over the past. Sometimes stinginess.

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