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Emotional Causes of Illness (S-Z)


  • Sciatica: Being hypocritical. Fear of money and of the future.

  • Shingles: Waiting for the other shoe to drop. Fear and tension. Too sensitive.

  • Sinus Problems: Irritation to one person, someone close.

  • Skin: Protects our individuality. Anxiety, fear. Old, buried things. I am being threatened.

  • Slipped Disc: Feeling totally unsupported by life. Indecisive.

  • Snoring: Stubborn refusal to let go of old patterns.

  • Sores: Unexpressed anger that settles in.

  • Spleen: Obsessions. Being obsessed with things.

  • Sprains: Anger and resistance. Not wanting to move in a certain direction in life.

  • Sterility: Fear and resistance to the process of life or not needing to go through the parenting experience.

  • Stiffness: Rigid, stiff thinking.

  • Stomach: Holds nourishment. Digests ideas. Dread. Fear of the new. Inability to assimilate the new.

  • Stroke: Giving up. Resistance. Rather die than change. Rejection of life.

  • Stuttering: Insecurity. Lack of self-expression. Not being allowed to cry.

  • Sty: Looking at life through angry eyes. Angry at someone.

  • Suicidal thoughts: See life only in black and white. Refusal to see another way out. 


  • Teeth: Represent decisions. – Teeth Problems: Longstanding indecisiveness. Inability to break down ideas for analysis and decisions. – Root Canal: Can’t bite into anything anymore. Root beliefs being destroyed. – Impacted Wisdom Teeth: Not giving yourself mental space to create a firm foundation.

  • Throat: Avenue of expression. Channel of creativity. – Throat Problems: The inability to speak up for one’s self. Swallowed anger. Stifled creativity. Refusal to change. – Sore throat: Holding in angry words. Feeling unable to express the self.

  • Thrush: Anger over making the wrong decisions.

  • Thymus Gland: Feeling attacked by life. They are out to get me.

  • Thyroid Gland: Humiliation. I never get to do what I want to do. When is it going to be my turn? – Hyperthyroid: Rage at being left out.

  • Tics, Twitches: Fear. A feeling of being watched by others.

  • Tinnitus or Ringing in the Ears: Refusal to listen. Not hearing the inner voice. Stubbornness.

  • Toes: Represent the minor details of the future.

  • Tonsillitis: Fear. Repressed emotions. Stifled creativity.

  • Tuberculosis: Wasting away from selfishness. Possessive. Cruel thoughts. Revenge.


  • Urinary infections: Pissed off, usually at the opposite sex or a lover. Blaming others.

  • Uterus: Represents the home of creativity.


  • Vaginitis: Anger at a mate. Sexual guilt. Punishing the self.

  • Varicose Veins: Standing in a situation you hate. Discouragement. Feeling over-worked and overburdened.

  • Vitiligo: Feeling completely outside of things. Not belonging. Not one of the group.

  • Vomiting: Violent rejection of ideas. Fear of the new.


  • Warts: Little expressions of hate. Belief in ugliness. – Plantar Warts: Anger at the very basis of your understanding. Spreading frustration about the future.

  • Wrist: Represents movement and ease

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