How does mental discomfort give rise to physical discomfort?

Ever been so upset you swore you could actually feel the pain in your heart? Ever felt anxious that you felt as if your heart was beating out of your chest? These are some classic examples of when mental discomfort such as stress and sadness can actually reflect on your body and give rise to physical discomfort.


Hurting is disparate to each person. Hurting is also subjective. Hurting could mean being shamed, insulted or let down. It could also mean physical and direct pain. Be it one form or another, pain can manifest in many ways and sometimes metamorphose into physical pain and disturbances. This can have long-term effects on your mental health and even lead to serious health complications.


Sometimes, you could even feel heavy or drained due to someone else’s thoughts/mental state and it could latch onto you. This happens because the human body and mind are extremely sensitive to all the activity that goes on around them.


Extreme mental disturbance and overthinking can lead to high amounts of physical impediments such as headaches, vomiting, joint pain, etc. To narrow it down more specifically, let’s start with some of the most common mental issues and the possible physical altercations they can cause. Our body and mind are deeply interconnected and it is important that we take care of both of them in the right manner.




Anxiety - high levels of anxiety can lead to chest constrictions, acid refluxes and heart palpitations that can prove to be fatal.


Depression - depression can result in a massive loss of appetite/extreme gain of appetite, which can give rise to a whole new set of health issues.


Depression can also lead to sleep deprivation and in turn cause hallucinations, sleep paralysis, etc. Apart from this, unexplained aches and pains can also be directly linked to mental health and state of mind. Constant stress can lead to the secretion of high amounts of cortisone and adrenaline, due to which your body will go through disturbances and affect your organs. Mental stress has many cons that could wreak havoc on your body and it is highly pivotal to gain a hold over it and channelize your emotions in the right and positive way.


How can RTT help you overcome this?


RTT helps you to identify the root cause of your mental stress and breaking it down so you can easily process it and eventually overcome it. It is important that your RTT practitioner uses the right words and right techniques to instil a feeling of positivity and stability. RTT can be highly beneficial to your mental and physical health by providing you with an insight into how your body reacts to different situations and help you to go on the right way.