It is only through ignorance that we can not (or do not want) to hear and understand his messages. It has become normal today to react to a disease or pain with repressive action. And if one tried by a system of “body decoding” find the cause of a disease that is always in the psyche?

The stages of formation of a disease

In his work, Ashtanga Hridaya Samhita (7th century), Vabghata evokes six stages of the development of an illness:

1. Psychic: the causal stage, when the imbalance appears at the level of the subconscious. This imbalance is linked to a conception of the ego interacting with the outside world

2. Energetics: the imbalance of the energy channel system (nadis).

3. Neuroendocrine: the dysfunction of the neuroendocrine system (the imbalance appears in the physical body;

4. Endotoxic: the development of toxins in different parts of the body;

5. Visible symptomatic: occurrence of clinical symptoms of the disease;

6. Terminal : the destruction of the diseased organ.

It is not hard to deduce which of these six stages Western medicine intervenes in most cases.

We see here that the symptoms that appear at the level of the body are the last cries of the system to be seen. And in response to this cry most often we try to silence the body instead of being gratifying.

Dictionary of diseases

There exists today a whole work composed by Jacques Martel “The great dictionary of the malaises and the diseases” which makes it possible to understand our interior states by making external observations. This book is a kind of guide to understand what is being played and to bring to the surface things that we might tend to repress, or not want to see. All the emotions that we repress within ourselves because we can not or do not want to verbalize them, can crystallize in different parts of the body or manifest themselves through this or that bodily problem.

Panic can cause diarrhea.

Anger held or grudge: a liver crisis.

Difficulty finding or taking your place can cause repetitive urinary tract infections.

Something we do not want to hear or when we do not listen: otitis, ear pain.

Something we did not dare to say, that we have cut back: angina, sore throat.

A refusal to yield, to bend, to obey or to submit: knee problems.

Fear of the future, fear of change, fear of running out of money: low back pain.

Intransigence, stiffness: neck pain and stiff neck.

Conflict with authority: shoulder pain.

When you take too much on yourself: also shoulder pains with a feeling of a burden.

Confront a situation or a person without allowing themselves to express themselves: dental pains, mouth ulcers, abscesses.

The inability to advance: pain in the feet, ankles.

The spine is also a wonderful field of investigation of all our repressed emotions! Illustration from R.Fiammetti’s book: cards of the emotional language of the body with a “decoding of our back”.

Some excerpts from Jacques Martel’s book


The liver represents choice, anger, change and adaptation. One can suffer from the liver when one can not adapt to changes, professional or family.

Difficulties of adjustment to a situation.

Feelings of continual lack or fear of missing.

Anger repressed.

People prone to liver disease: people who criticize and judge a lot (themselves and others) and / or who complain often.

Gall bladder

The gallbladder is related to the outside world, social life, struggle, obstacles, courage. To fight. Spirit of conquest.

To get bile, to worry, to become anxious.

Feeling of injustice Anger, resentment.

Feeling invaded, encroached on its territory by an authoritarian person.

Aggressiveness returned and ruminant, discontent retained.

Remember to take action. Difficulties to make a choice, for fear of being wrong.

Thyroid gland

Deep sadness at not being able to say what we wanted.

Sense of being too slow compared to what we expect from us.

Impotence, feeling stuck in a situation, being in front of a wall, in a dead end. Be stuck in speech or in action, be prevented from acting.

Not the right to speak, to express oneself. Do not feel listened to. Difficulties to assert themselves.

A disappointment or an injustice was not “swallowed up” and remained across the throat.


Distress implodes on the inside and asks to be released.

Desire to break or leave a situation where you feel stuck, but where you stay for fear of missing something, usually equipment.

Self-punishment because we blame ourselves, inability to achieve some things we want.

Frustration to work hard, feel pushed to go too far, or try to reach his goal in an excessive way, which asks too much. A mental surge (of stress) is trying to come out.

But in addition, the place where the hernia is located indicates its emotional message in a more precise and complementary way:

Inguinal hernia (in the groin): difficulty in expressing your creativity, secret that we enclose and that makes us suffer. Desire to break with a person who is unpleasant to us, but with whom we feel engaged or that we are forced to rub shoulders. We would like to go out, get out of this situation.

Umbilical hernia: longing for the mother’s womb where everything was easy and where one felt completely safe. Refusal of life

Disc herniation: internal conflict, too much responsibility, feeling of worthlessness, not feeling up to what is expected of us, unrecognized projects and ideas. The spine represents support. Need support, support, but difficulty or inability to seek help.

Hiatal hernia: feeling stuck in the expression of one’s feelings, one’s feelings.

To repress his emotions. All wanting to lead, not to be carried by life but to control it.


Knee pain, kneeling knees, creaky knees, meniscus pains: refusal to bend, to kneel (to submit) to give in, pride, ego, inflexible character or on the contrary, undergoes without daring anything to say, we persist, but our knees tell us that we do not agree with this situation.

Difficulty accepting remarks or criticisms from others.

Problems with authority, hierarchy, ego problems, pride.

Have to bow to have peace.

Ambition curbed or thwarted by an external cause,

Stubbornness, humiliation.

Anger to be too suggestible.


In the beginning, skin diseases have often been characterized by a poorly managed separation conflict, a poorly lived separation, either by the mother or the child, or the fear of being alone and a lack of communication. Separation also towards oneself: devaluation of oneself vis-à-vis the entourage. Pay too much attention to what others may think of us.


Anxiety, fear of the future, difficulties in expressing oneself.

Impatience and annoyance at not being able to resolve an annoyance.

Separation, mourning, broken contact with a loved one.

In children, eczema can be the result of weaning too fast or a difficulty for the mother to accept that her child is no longer “in her”. Withdrawal of breastfeeding or return to work of the mother and guilt not expressed, but that the child feels and somatize well. Quarrels or tensions in the family, that the child feels. Insecurity.


Indirect way to repel others, for fear of being discovered, to show what we really are, because we think we can not be loved as we are. Since we reject each other, we create a barrier so that others do not approach us.

Refusal of one’s own image, personality or new appearance.

Shame on bodily changes.

Difficulty to be yourself, refusal to look like the parent of the same sex.


An often hypersensitive person who does not feel good about himself and wants to be someone else. Does not feel recognized, suffers from a problem of identity. Psoriasis is like a breastplate to defend itself.

Need to feel perfect to be loved.

Often a double conflict of separation, either with two different people, or an old unresolved conflict, reactivated by a new separation situation.

Feeling depressed or rejected, on edge.

Protect yourself from physical closeness, or protect your vulnerability, put a barrier.


There are many emotional causes related to pain and arm problems.

The arms are an extension of the heart and are related to the action of doing and receiving, as well as authority, power.

Arm pain can be related to difficulty loving what I have to do. Feeling useless, doubting his abilities, which causes the person to fall back on her and to feel sorry for her sufferings.

Believing yourself obliged to take care of someone.

Do not feel up to being someone’s “right arm”

Difficulty taking others in his arms, showing them affection.

Do not do things for yourself, because you remember negative judgments and prohibitions during childhood, which was hurtful.

Do not allow yourself to take or regret having taken something, or to think you have obtained something without deserving it.

To relate to having been tried by his parents.

Want to lock someone in his arms for control, but have to let him fly, and not be able to love and protect him (a child, for example).

To live a situation of failure, to give up.


The primary function of the shoulders is to wear. Shoulders carry joys, sorrows, responsibilities, insecurities.

The burden of our actions and everything we would like to do, but we do not allow ourselves, or we do not dare.

We are responsible for the happiness of others, we take everything on ourselves, we have too much to do, we feel crushed, not supported, not supported.

Possible pain also when we are prevented from acting, or when we are forced to do things.

When we live in a situation that no longer wants, we want to move on, but the lack of self-confidence blocks us.

We lack support, we lack resources. We do not feel helped.

A loved one or one of our parents lives with sadness and we would like to take his grief and problems to free him.

Anger held against a child or another person who runs smoothly when you do not even have the right to take a break.

At work or at home, with your spouse, you feel compelled to submit, you feel dominated without daring to react.

There is emotional insecurity (left shoulder pain) or material insecurity (right shoulder pain).

Rigid and blocked shoulders are signs of a blockage of the flow of energy from the heart, which goes to the shoulder, then to the arm, the arm gives (the right arm) and receives (the left arm).

This blockage of energy is often retained in a joint or tissue (capsulitis, bursitis).

The energy must flow from the heart to the arms to allow to do, to achieve his desires.

We wear masks, we block our feelings, we maintain grudges (pain in the trapezoids, especially on the left). sometimes towards oneself.

We paralyze our shoulders to prevent ourselves from going forward, to do what we really want. One takes the burden on oneself rather than expressing one’s demands and feelings for fear of displeasing the other.

Difficulty or impossibility to raise the arm: deep conflict with his family, difficulty to stand on his own.

Dialogue with the body

Try to change, clarify or letting go of the situation that is upsetting you. The word disease itself points to this mechanism of bodily expression: “the bad said”. Your pain is trying to tell you something, to point out that something is disturbing the harmony within you, to draw your attention to something to change in your life.

Do not be afraid, do not hate your diseases! Acknowledge and accept emotions, if you experience them, put words on them, accept your feelings. Once negative emotions are acknowledged, accepted and evacuated, the body may stop sending you this message of “evil said. “