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Emotional Causes of Illness (K-R)


  • Kidney Problems: Criticism, disappointment, failure. Shame. Reacting like a child.

  • Kidney Stones: Lumps of undissolved anger.

  • Knee: Represents pride and ego. Stubborn ego and pride. Inability to bend. Fear. Inflexibility. Won’t give in.


  • Laryngitis: So mad you can’t speak. Fear of speaking up. Resentment of authority.

  • Liver: Seat of anger and primitive emotions. Chronic complaining. Justifying fault-finding to deceive yourself. Feeling bad.

  • Lump in the Throat: Fear. Not trusting the process of life.

  • Lung: The ability to take in life. Depression. Grief. Not feeling worthy of living life fully.

  • Lupus: A giving up. Better to die than stand up for one’s self. Anger and punishment.

  • Lymph Problems: A warning that the mind needs to be recentered on the essentials of life. Love and joy.


  • Menstrual Problems: Rejection of one’s femininity. Guilt, fear. Belief that the genitals are sinful or dirty.

  • Migraine Headaches: Dislike of being driven. Resisting the flow of life. Sexual fears.

  • Miscarriage: Fear of the future. Inappropriate timing.

  • Mononucleosis: Anger at not receiving love and appreciation. No longer caring for the self.

  • Motion Sickness: Fear. Bondage. Feeling of being trapped.

  • Multiple Sclerosis: Mental hardness, hard-heartedness, iron will, inflexibility.

  • Muscular Dystrophy: “It’s not worth growing up.”


  • Nails: Represent protection. – Nail Biting: Frustration. Eating away at the self. Spite of a parent.

  • Narcolepsy: Can’t cope. Extreme fear. Wanting to get away from it all. Not wanting to be here.

  • Nausea: Fear. Rejecting an idea or experience.

  • Neck: Represents flexibility. The ability to see what’s back there. Refusing to see other sides of a question. Stubbornness, inflexibility. Unbending stubbornness.

  • Nervous Breakdown: Self-centeredness. Jamming the channels of communication.

  • Nervousness: Fear, anxiety, struggle, rushing. Not trusting the process of life.

  • Nose: Represents self-recognition. – Nose Bleeds:A need for recobnition. Feeling unnoticed. Crying for love. – Runny Nose: Asking for help. Inner crying. – Stuffy Nose: Not recognizing the self-worth.


  • Osteoporosis: Feeling there is no support left in life. Mental pressures and tightness. Muscles can’t stretch. Loss of mental mobility.

  • Ovaries: Represent points of creation. Creativity.


  • Pain: Guilt. Guilt always seeks punishment.

  • Paralysis: Paralysing thoughts. Getting stuck. Terror leading to escape from a situation or person.

  • Pancreas: Represents the sweetness of life.

  • Pancreatitis: Rejection. Anger and frustration because life seems to have lost its sweetness.

  • Parasites: Giving power to others, letting them take over and life off of you.

  • Parkinson’s Disease: Fear and an intense desire to control everything and everyone.

  • Peptic Ulcer: Fear. A belief that you are not good enough. Anxious to please.

  • Phlebitis: Anger and frustration. Blaming others for the limitation and lack of joy in life.

  • Pimples: Small outbursts of anger.

  • Pituitary Gland: Represents the control center.

  • Pneumonia: Desperate. Tired of life. Emotional wounds that are not allowed to heal.

  • Premenstrual Syndrome: Allowing confusion to reign. Giving power to outside influences. Rejection of the feminine processes.

  • Prostate: Represents the masculine principle. Mental fears weaken the masculinity. Giving up. Sexual pressure and guilt. Belief in aging.

  • Psoriasis: Fear of being hurt. Deadening the senses of the self. Refusing to accept responsibility for our own feelings.


  • Rash: Irritation over delays. Immature way to get attention.

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