The emotional links to sinusitis



At Bend Like Bamboo I specialise in the emotional links to disease and physical stress. In traditional Chinese medicine our muscles are associated with our organs and emotions. This is why a sore neck can be linked to over worry or over thinking. The stomach organ is in charge of digestion, if there is a physical or biochemical imbalance here I will look at how are you currently digesting life emotionally.

Today’s blog is about sinusitis. When we experience issues in the sinus and inflammation in the sinus tissue there can be an emotional association.

The body is connected, structurally, biochemically, emotionally and electromagnetically. Are you experiencing irritation or frustration your life? Are you feeling fear or insecurity about yourself or a situation? Are you wanting to keep people at a distance, are you carrying deep guilt or sadness in the past? Do you feel as though you are being pulled in too many directions and not able to stand up for what you desire or believe in? Bringing feelings and emotions into our awareness can help us get to the cause of our blocks. When we feel unwell or stressed we can protect ourselves, overanalysing or overthinking.

When mucus builds up and creates a blocked sinus this may be related to the emotional link of being selective or protective about who we are allowing into our lives. The emotional link to sinus issues can be linked to when a person believes they are 'capped' and cannot take on anything more. They feel that there is a need to be more aggressive when looking after their ability to be more selective on how they spend their time. They may also feel like they want to shut out people or situations that they believe are not going to allow them to progress forward in their life.


Sometimes we get so used to being in survival mode. Protecting ourselves from getting hurt again, not trusting our intuition or the flow of life's events.

This creates inflammation and stress in the body that can also lead to muscle pain in different areas. Overthinking predominately creates pain in the neck and shoulders. Focus on a new routine getting the body back into safe mode feeling happy and calm. Can you let go of the need to be over-prepared, assuming things may unravel or go wrong?


What would it feel like to start your day trusting that you can handle anything that comes your way?

When we change the way we feel about something it can change how we see the world and our situation. This also alters our biochemistry and the health of our mind, body, tissues, muscles ligaments and tendons. We are so connected.

Write a journal


Stop yourself when you start to over-plan or overthink

Move your body with stretches and exercise


I trust in the flow of life

I don't need to try so hard or be anything other than who I am right now

I am enough just as I am

The people and events in my life are a mirror image of my thoughts and feelings

All is well in my world

I am abundant


Emotional links to disease inspired by research

by: Gregory O. Neville and Inna Segal

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