I feel fortunate that I'm not a person that is prone to anger very often. It is usually a sure sign that I have been verrrrry mad/angry whenever I get laryngitis. Louise Hay says that laryngitis is swallowed anger. Inevitably whenever I am afflicted, I will think back and sure enough I will immediately recall an interaction when I was really mad but did not speak up or perhaps I did yell at someone but I didn't get out the words that I really wanted/needed to say. It helps me realize how important my words are and how much my anger can harm me. Little lessons along the way can mean so much.
Response from Dr. DeFoore
Thanks to Denbie for her contribution! What great insight that she actually recognizes how her emotions can affect her health.
It is so very useful to look at the emotional and psychological part of a physical health problem. Sometimes you won't be able to see any relationship between your emotions and your health, but other times it might help you get well sooner, or prevent the problem from getting worse.
There is a lot of research to support this idea of how your mind can affect your health. Denbie mentioned Louise Hay, and her book "You Can Heal Your Life" is a great resource in this area. Anger can be healthy, and when it is you can use it to keep yourself safe, healthy and strong instead of letting it cause you problems.
Thanks again, Denbie!
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