What our pain tells us — and the stress it causes


pain2One of the largest health concerns, yet one of the least talked about, is pain. More than 37 percent of Americans suffer from some sort of chronic pain. To put this into perspective, only about 4 percent of Americans suffer from some form of invasive cancer, 8.3 percent have diabetes, and approximately 35.7 percent are obese. Even though Americans suffer with chronic pain more than most other ailments, many people find little to no relief. Why is that?

In one study conducted on the West Coast, it was found that 80 percent of chronic back pain sufferers had no physical damage that could be diagnosed to explain the pain. I would assume that many other forms of pain would have very similar results. So, if there is no physical damage, why is there pain?

One theory is that the pain is psychosomatic. Google tells us that psychosomatic means “caused or aggravated by a mental factor, such as internal conflict or stress, of or relating to the interaction of the mind and body.” Personally, I would add “Spirit” after Mind and Body, because we know from a holistic standpoint that all dis-eases are spiritual in nature that we bring into the mental-emotional thought process. That, in turn, encourages changes to our brainwaves, hormonal endocrine system and other cascading-like reactions, and finally we manifest this into our physical reality.

Another theory is that pain is caused by the lack of free-flowing energy, and with it, free-flowing information. Dr. Reinhold Voll, a German physician and a pioneer in modern holistic medicine, said, “Pain is the outcry of the tissue for flooding energy, and with it, flowing information — to put it simply, for each pain, there is a reason in the depths of consciousness.” Research by Dr. Fritz-Albert Popp, a leading biophysics researcher, revealed that infrared at 950 nanometers (nm) was able to penetrate into the nucleus of a cell and give it more energy.

This is important, because the nucleus of the cell controls all metabolic (energy) functions of the cell, as well as contains the DNA (information). Could this be an answer for the 37 percent of Americans who are suffering? It is very possible, as seen from a small research study done at a pain clinic in Herne, Germany, headed by Dr. Kurt Saupp. They found that infrared at 950nm applied through Esogetics therapeutic principles coincided with 70 percent of patients having substantial relief from their pain! Though, now you must wonder about the other 30 percent. Are there other signals to help us reach the depths of our consciousness?

The last theory I would like to share relates to the ideas of conflict stress, life path, and karma (karma being simply Action = Cause, Effect, Consequence). This theory, which ties into the previous two, talks about the pain as a signal telling us that we have deviated from the journey of our life path, and most importantly, giving us clues as to how we get back on our path.

Some examples: pain in the knees generally talks about fear, and it could be telling us that we have fears of the journey. Pain on the outside of the ankles could talk about aggressions that we hold towards ourselves for the choices we made and, in turn, the walk is painful. The hips give us a signal that we are no longer reacting with our life path and that we must take action. The back of the shoulders hint about a weight we were not meant to carry, whereas the elbows are about not giving ourselves the room or space we need. Back pain hints towards issues with partnership and aggression towards the father or masculine, and the neck hints to inflexible thinking and aggression towards the mother or feminine. The jaw gives us the signal of deep childhood trauma or conflict stress that you are not able to let go of, as you are chewing on it still today. The Atlas-Axis joint at the base of the skull hints that we can no longer see the light above or the way ahead. All of these give a deeper hint of the theoretical spiritual cause for your physical pains.

I must say, it is amazing how our bodies work: “Ask yourself, and you will respond.”

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SchaOn Blodgett, CCP, BTAT is one of the owners of Psinergy Natural Health and Holistic Wellness. He is a holistic health practitioner in the state of Minnesota and is a Certified Colorpuncturist,. SchaOn has also studied Ayurveda, Brainspotting (Phase 1, 2, and 3), Kirlian Energy Emission Analysis, I Ching Therapies, Crystal Therapies, Sound therapies, Dream Therapies, Infra-Red Pain Therapies, Ancestral Trauma Release Work and others. SchaOn stays very active within the holistic health community of the Twin Cities. He is the President/Chair for the Advisory Board for the Integrative Health & Healing Degree program at Anoka-Ramsey Community College, organizer for the Twin Cities Energy and Holistic Workers group (over 1,100 members combined), was an Editorial Board Advisor for The Brain Health Magazine, was Vice-Char for the Upper Midwest Hanmi Buddhist Association, just to name a few things. To find out more about Esogetics or SchaOn, or to find a Colorpuncturist in your area, visit his website psinergyhealth.com or call 612-217-4325.


  1. Taking the article to the next step, would be to Ask Yourself a question about the pain. For example, we talk about in the article, with neck pain being about inflexible thinking, you can ask yourself: “How can I be more flexible in my thinking and release my pain in my neck?”. Keep asking yourself this, as the Universe will start to set the stage to show you how you can be more flexible in your thinking, though be aware, at first, you will hesitate in wanting to be flexible in your thoughts, keep asking yourself, and the Universe will keep presenting you with opportunities to become more flexible, and in turn, the Spiritual cause starts to unravel, which then will come into your mental-emotional state, and eventually will manifest into your physical reality, aka the body. Another way to word this question would be to say “Why is it so easy to be flexible in my thinking and thoughts so I can release my pain in my neck?”

    Feel free to share your thoughts and your journey.

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