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The Hidden Link: Emotional Imbalances and Physical Health

By Michal Spiegelman

Emotional imbalances can take time to manifest in our physical bodies, and when they do, it requires effort to address the root cause of the wound, trauma, or imbalance.

Emotional imbalances may not immediately present themselves in our physical bodies. However, over time, unresolved emotions can manifest as physical symptoms, signaling that something within us requires attention and healing. To address these issues effectively, it is essential to identify and work through the root cause of the emotional wound, trauma, or imbalance.

Recognizing Emotional Patterns and Physical Symptoms

Our bodies have a unique way of communicating with us, often translating emotional imbalances into physical symptoms. Identifying these patterns can help us better understand the connection between our emotional well-being and overall health.

Some common associations between emotional patterns and physical symptoms include:

  1. Anxiety and stress – These emotions can lead to muscle tension, headaches, digestive issues, and even heart palpitations.
  2. Anger and resentment – These feelings may contribute to high blood pressure, cardiovascular problems, and tension in the jaw or neck.
  3. Grief and sadness – Lingering grief and sadness can weaken the immune system, disrupt sleep, and cause fatigue or lethargy.
  4. Fear and insecurity – These emotions can result in digestive disorders, lower back pain, and an increased susceptibility to infections.

A Mother’s Legacy: Lessons in Emotional Healing

My mother, who passed away at 65, was on sixteen different medications and battled numerous medical conditions, such as chronic heart disease, lung disease, arthritis, diabetes, and psoriasis. For years, her body had been sending her signals, but unresolved childhood traumas led her to become defensive and live in denial. She never received professional help to address her childhood trauma. She frequently appeared angry, frustrated, and bitter, resorting to different unhealthy behaviors to escape her emotions. Reflecting on the last twenty years of her life, it’s evident that she was consumed by her health issues and operated in survival mode.

It’s heartbreaking to recognize that my mother experienced a significant lack of joy and suffered for a large portion of her life.

Facing my own health challenges, I experienced a profound epiphany at her funeral as I gazed upon her grave: I must do whatever it takes to improve my emotional and physical well-being, or I risk following the same path. This realization inspired me to seek out methods to improve my health, ultimately leading to success. In a way, this newfound wisdom was a spiritual gift given to me by my mother.

The Connection Between Emotions and Physical Symptoms

Our bodies are sacred temples, housing various internal parts: wounded parts that carry past traumas, healthy parts that support us and help us connect with our true selves, and our soul. Some of these internal parts work tirelessly throughout our lives to protect us, often formed in childhood to help us survive. As we grow into experienced, mature adults, these wounded parts may still mistakenly believe we are the vulnerable children they once protected. When faced with trauma or triggers, these parts automatically react to shield us from pain.

Driven by our wounded parts, we may avoid facing our pain by numbing, dissociating, or retreating into our minds. We disconnect from our bodies and souls, escaping into unhealthy behaviors such as overeating, drinking, overworking, or becoming overly caring. As a result, our bodies begin to feel the burden of suppressed emotions and send signals that something needs attention. If ignored, these wounded parts create stronger symptoms in our bodies to capture our attention.

A Personal Wake-Up Call: Learning to Listen to My Body

I can still remember a time when I ignored my body’s signals, resulting in two herniated discs. This painful injury came shortly after we moved to New York, a significant transition that brought up feelings of loss, disconnection, and loneliness in my life.

Instead of facing these emotions head-on, I fell into old patterns of avoidance and suppression, behaviors I learned during my childhood. My body tried to communicate its distress through gentle signals, but I wasn’t able to understand or interpret them correctly.

The herniated discs served as a wake-up call, forcing me to confront the emotions I had been trying to escape. I realized it was crucial for me to address both the physical pain and the underlying emotional issues that contributed to my injury.

With the guidance of professional help, I embarked on a journey to heal not only my body but also my emotional well-being. This experience taught me the importance of listening to my body’s messages and addressing all aspects of my being—physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual—to achieve lasting wellness and live a life of balance, harmony, and optimal health.

Unfortunately, Western medicine often falls short in addressing the root cause of these conditions. Emotional pain and trauma stored in the body can create energy blocks, leading to physical symptoms such as tightness in the trapezius muscles, stomach knots, headaches, and back pain. Over time, our bodies learn to express suppressed emotions through specific pains and conditions.

The Holistic Approach to Health and Wellness

As a medical intuitive, I take a holistic approach to health and wellness by considering the whole person—body, mind, emotions, and spirit—in the quest for optimal health. My goal is to help clients identify the root source behind their physical symptoms, stress, and trauma-related conditions, and then guide them towards healing.

The Holistic Health Philosophy

My holistic health philosophy is built on the belief that all disease has physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual components. When past traumas remain unaddressed, they are stored in the body, creating disharmony and “dis-ease.” To truly heal and achieve lasting wellness, we must address all aspects of our being, not just the physical symptoms.

Healing the Present to Heal the Past

One of the key principles in my practice is the understanding that we must heal the present in order to heal the past. This means that we need to focus on our current state of being, addressing any underlying issues and imbalances in our lives. By doing so, we can begin to release the stored pain and trauma from our past, allowing our bodies to return to a state of harmony and balance.

Finding Purpose in Our Pain

Another essential aspect of my approach to healing is helping clients find purpose in their pain. By understanding the spiritual lessons behind our suffering, we can transform our relationship with it, turning our pain into a catalyst for growth and healing. This process of self-discovery and personal growth contributes to healing not only our past but also shaping our present and future.

The Journey Towards Holistic Healing

To embark on this journey towards holistic healing, I work closely with clients to create a tailored treatment plan that addresses their unique needs and concerns. This may involve a combination of therapeutic modalities, such as energy work, breathwork, mindfulness practices, and lifestyle changes, to support the healing process.

As we work together to uncover the root cause of physical symptoms and trauma-related conditions, clients can begin to experience profound shifts in their health and well-being. By addressing all aspects of our being—physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual—we can achieve lasting wellness and live a life of balance, harmony, and optimal health.


In the journey of healing, we learn that our bodies are more than mere vessels; they are communicators, bearing the weight of our emotional imbalances and traumas. By acknowledging and addressing these emotional wounds, we not only alleviate physical symptoms but also liberate ourselves from the chains of past traumas. As we embrace a holistic approach to health and wellness, we open ourselves up to profound shifts in our overall well-being. Inspired by my mother’s legacy, I invite you to embark on this transformative journey towards balance, harmony, and optimal health. Let us honor our bodies, heed their messages, and find purpose in our pain, for it is through this process that we truly heal.

Take the First Step: Schedule Your Consultation for Holistic Healing

If you’re ready to explore the root cause of your physical symptoms and embark on a journey towards holistic healing, I’m here to guide you. With a tailored healing plan that addresses your unique needs, we can work together to restore balance and promote overall wellness. Start your transformative journey today by scheduling a 60-minute consultation with me. Let’s uncover your path to optimal health and well-being. Schedule a Consultation with Michal.

The Hidden Link: Emotional Imbalances and Physical Health
Meet Michal
Michal Spiegelman

Michal Spiegelman is Medical Intuitive who helps women get to the root source behind disease, disharmony, imbalance, stress, and trauma-related conditions.

Having studied in Israel, Germany, England, and the U.S., Michal is a Certified Professional Coach, a Reiki Master, and a former social worker who brings years of experience working with a variety of modalities into her intuitive teachings, coaching and mentoring.

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