Physical and emotion pain are the same 07/09/2019
In our brain the pain circuit for physical pain is the same for emotion pain. So the distinction we make for ourselves is not supported by our body and it makes much more sense when we consider how often physical pain leads to emotion pain, and emotion pain leads to physical pain. How many times do you see someone in chronic physical pain slide into depression? How many times have you met someone who has anxiety then has chronic jaw tightness or sciatica? The two are interlinked in so many cases of chronic pain as physiologically they are the same on the inside.