Exchange Fear and Anger for a Positive Approach

Health problems can seem to come out of nowhere. Sometimes they do, and sometimes they don’t. In either case, “why me?” is a typical question. Fear and anger get buried into the “why me?”.

Although normal, fear and anger are not healing strategies. The faster they are dismissed from your internal dialog, the better.

Fear and anger simply get in the way. One reason is that they can evoke a sense of “it’s not my fault” or “there’s nothing I can do”. That’s defeatist, and it ignores the possibility of a rational reason. Secondly, they steal time from more productive thinking.

At the onset, we probably don’t know the reason for a health problem. So, it logically makes sense to dig deeper and hunt for a remedy. Mindset is important. Don’t be distracted by fear and anger.

As always, pick a healing modality that appeals to you. Then, stay focused on “what caused the problem?” Today’s internet and the proliferation of alternate healing approaches make this easier than yesteryear. Remember that the cause of a problem may be distant from the symptom.

As an example, John woke up one day with numb legs. It seemed to come out of nowhere. Walking was unstable, and John felt fear and anger. But he had the right mindset and questioned the cause. He introspected his body and noted two things:

(1) that his legs were fine yesterday. So, whatever happened, happened quickly. That suggested nerve function because nerves respond quickly.

(2) that his lower back was tight and painful. He reviewed nerve charts on the internet and discovered that nerves in the lower back correlated with leg control.

After 2 massages and a chiropractic adjustment, John’s legs completely recovered. To maintain his recovery, John learned better ways to move his lower back and legs.

Sue quickly gained weight, and it wouldn’t come off. Vigorous exercise had no effect. She had always been active, and weight control wasn’t an issue. This weight gain seemed to come from nowhere. Fortunately, she had the right mindset and questioned the cause. A series of blood tests showed high insulin levels. She correlated this with her sweets consumption throughout the day and decided to cut out sugar for a month. The weight came off at an amazing rate, and her old wardrobe fit again. An unexpected finding was that putting butter on her bread was (sometimes) a useful weight control strategy.

In short, fear and anger aren’t helpful. Questioning is. John and Sue both had professional help, but their mindset was the key to success.


Jack Menear