I was 36 years old when I began experiencing recurrent, severe strep throat infections. My daughter was 5 years old at the time.
The doctor prescribed me antibiotics three times before later deciding that I needed an emergency tonsillectomy.
Something in me told me that I did not need this surgery and that I should choose an alternative route, so I scheduled a consultation with a homoeopathic physician recommended by a friend.
I informed the homoeopathic doctor about my frequent throat infections as we were seated across from each other, and then he leaned over the table and asked, "What aren't you telling me?"
At that moment, I started crying. Weeping.
It took me a few minutes to calm down (this was the first time that I had met this doctor).
And then, I started telling him why I cried.
I remembered a trauma from when I was 5 years old, and having my daughter at that age (at a similar but very different situation) brought it all up again.
I tried to bury my feelings.
I tried not to think about my own 'old' trauma.
Not to talk about it.
But my throat had different plans. My throat wanted me to express my feelings.
I later found out that the throat is the area of the body that represents our expression. A blocked expression can result in illness in and around that area, similar to my recurring throat infections.
So my mind-body connection arose, and caused me to face this trauma once again as a mother, and to talk about it again so that I can heal properly.
In the radical remission books, Dr. turner shares with us that Releasing suppressed emotions is one of the 10 healing factors that the Radical Remission survivors did.
Radical Remission survivors and their healers talked about the idea that illness represents a blockage at either the body, mind, or spirit level of the human system. This factor is about the emotions we hold on to from our past and their connection to our physical health.
So that is my personal story about Releasing suppressed emotions, and how once I released it, my throat healed and the strep infection did not return.
Even today, if I do get throat pain, I know how to heal myself. I think about what is bothering me emotionally and what I am not expressing (talking about). That, together with ginger, lemon tea, and Isatis herbs, is how I heal my throat these days.