Diagnose the Root Causes of Your Illness
Your doctor may give you one kind of diagnosis - like high blood pressure or fibromyalgia or colon cancer, for example. But the kind of diagnosis I’m talking about gets at the root of what might have triggered the stress responses that deactivate your body’s self-healing mechanisms, thereby making your body vulnerable to illness. What aspects of your life are stressing you out? Where is your life out of alignment with your truth? What relaxation response-inducing activities - like meditation, creative expression, laughter, engaging in work you love, massage, yoga, or playing with animals - have you been neglecting?
In Mind Over Medicine, I introduce a wellness model I call the “Whole Health Cairn” (I also discuss it in my first TEDx talk The Shocking Truth About Your Health). You can use the Whole Health Cairn as a way to diagnose the areas of your life that might be predisposing your body to illness.