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Emotional Causes of Physical Symptoms According to Louise Hay

January 4, 2017

Louise Hay has written a number of self-help books, based on the premise that our thoughts create what happens in our life, including our health issues. Her suggested remedy is to say affirmations to change our thought patterns, and therefore change the problems in our life.

I don't agree that our thoughts are creating physical illness and injury - it's our underlying emotions that create our physical problems, as well as what happens in our life. It's also our emotions that create the thoughts that we have. And it's our resistance to feeling those emotions that causes the physical ailment to manifest.

Therefore while affirmations can have some limited success - in terms of becoming more positive and realistic about life - for example by telling ourselves the truth that we are lovable - which we are - they usually won't eradicate the underlying emotions that create our health problems.

Having said that, what Louise Hay terms "thoughts" in her book, Heal Your Body A-Z, are actually emotions and feelings, and she lists the emotional causes of different physical problems that she has found.

I believe this list is quite accurate - the ailments that I have had, or currently have, certainly resonate with me for the emotions that she lists in her book, Heal Your Body A-Z, although I can't speak for ailments that I have not had.

Therefore I recommend this book as a helpful resource for discovering what might be the emotional cause of your physical problem, to give you some help in accessing and releasing the underlying emotion.

I find this book a lot easlier to understand than the other major book on this topic - Annette Noontil's The Body is the Barometer of the Soul, which also lists the emotional causes to ailments. I find the explanations quite difficult to relate to in The Body is the Barometer of the Soul, so personally have only found that of limited help to me.

You can buy Louise Hay's book from Amazon here.

In addition, below is a list of some of the ailments in the book, and the emotional causes of them, reproduced from http://alchemyofhealing.com/causes-of-symptoms-according-to-louise-hay/.


Abdominal Cramps: Fear. Stopping the process.
Abscess: Fermenting thoughts over hurts, slights and revenge.
Accidents: Inability to speak up for the self. Rebellion against authority. Belief in violence.
Aches: Longing for love. Longing to be held.
Acne: Not accepting the self. Dislike of the self.
Addictions: Running from the self. Fear. Not knowing how to love self.
Adrenal Problems: Defeatism. No longer caring for the self. Anxiety.
Alcoholism: Feeling of futility, guilt, inadequacy. Self-rejection.
Allergies: Denying your own power.
Alzheimer’s Disease: Refusal to deal with the world as it is. Hopelessness and helplessness. Anger.
Amenorrhea: Not wanting to be a woman. Dislike of the self.
Anemia: “Yes-but” attitude. Lack of joy. Fear of life. Not feeling good enough.
Ankle: Inflexibility and guilt. Ankles represent the ability to receive pleasure.
Anorexia: Denying the self life. Extreme fear, self-hatred and rejection.
Anxiety: Not trusting the flow and the process of life.