Have you ever tried to balance your check book, and just couldn't get it to balance? You became so stressed out and upset, that you throw your hands up in disgust and walk away? But after sleeping on it, you calmed down, sat back down, and the answer seemed so obvious, that you wonder how you missed it in the first place?
What just happened? The emotional stress that you were experiencing triggered an autonomic nervous system response, which fired up a sympathetic (fight or flight) response. When this happens, it stops you from being able to think and reason clearly, shuts down your digestion, stops any healing processes going on in your body, and prepares you for a life-threatening response to the situation. Your body is thrown into a survival state, and your brain can't distinguish between a simple number being off (in your checkbook), or you being attacked by a mugger or assailant.
Now let's apply this to any type of chronic disease:
When I consult with a patient with almost any type of long-standing physical condition, we can usually trace the beginning of their disease process back to a point of great emotional stress. Of course, there are other types of stress that can trigger this response, such as chemical or toxic stress, infections, or even a physical injury. But in most of the cases, even with a physical or chemical stresser, there's an emotional component to it as well. This is called cellular stress.
All the cells in your body will retain memories. It was once thought that all our memories were stored in our brain, but after multiple attempts at dissecting various lobes of the brain, people still retained memories. But when the medical profession started doing transplants (such as new hearts, kidneys, lungs, etc.) many times the patient would experience memories, cravings, or personality traits of the previous owner. This demonstrated that the memories were being stored in the very cells of the tissues that had been transplanted!
Dr. Alex Loyd in his book "The healing code" expands on this concept, and explains how emotional stressers...dating back as far as infancy, can and are retained in all the cells of the body. If these are negative emotions (such as abuse, feelings of inadequacy, fear, etc.), they can have a subconscious effect on the cells of your body. This results in a continuous sympathetic nervous system firing, while shutting or slowing down the parasympathetic nervous system. If we think of the sympathetic nervous system as the gas peddle on a car, the parasympathetic nervous system would be the brake: It slows your heart beat, allows you to digest your food, and activates your healing and immune system.
Can you imagine what happens to a body that is constantly in a "fight or flight" response? You may suffer from chronic stress and adrenal fatigue, insomnia, brain fog, a thyroid disorder, diabetes, or any other effect from your immune system being shut down, and not having the ability to respond to an infection, injury, or even general maintenance of the tissue. One of the worst case scenarios is cancer!
This is why addressing any kind of a chronic disease HAS to have the cellular memories addressed and neutralized (if there are stored negative emotions in the cells). Once you understand this concept, you can re-activate your body's immune and healing system, and whatever treatment you are receiving will likely become "super-charged", getting you the desired healing response. (Or your body may just heal itself!)
As advanced as this psychological treatment might appear, this is an ancient biblical concept . In Matthew 11:28-30, Jesus states: "Come unto me, all ye who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn of me, for I am meek and lowly of heart. And you shall find rest unto your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light."
A yoke (not the egg-type) is a piece of farm equipment used to bind oxen or horses together so they could both pull together in performing activities such as plowing, making the job easier for both of the animals.
What Christ was saying is "Let me help you share the load, or the burden". In other words, stop worrying and stressing over the things of this world, which will have little or no lasting consequences, and concern yourself with the things that truly matter...eternally. When you "Seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness", all these other things will be taken care of...or "added unto you". (Mt. 6.33)
Although this may sound like a "spiritual" recommendation, it has a profound effects on your health as well. There are 365 scriptures in the bible (if I'm counting correctly) that tell us not to worry, be anxious for anything, or stressed out - a verse for every day of the year! When a person invites Christ into their heart, there's a peace and joy that fills them, and begins a healing process that can heal any medical condition known to man.
But our natural tendency is to allow the world to conform our minds to its way of thinking...which is all about stress and worry. Rom. 12:2 tells us "Not to be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind..." which is done by cleansing your though mind with the word of God - teaching you to think the way God does. But if these stressers are subconscious, and we don't even know that it's happening, it takes a deep work of God's Holy Spirit to get into your heart and heal it. Without trusting and believing in God for this, your efforts will only have temporary and limited effects.
Although Dr. Loyd is not saying this is a mandatory part of healing (accepting Christ as your savior), the principals he uses in "The healing code" depends upon you having a healthy understanding of who you really are (not what others have told you) and who God says you are. Once you learn to transform your mind, it will reprogram the cells throughout your body and de-activate the constant firing of your sympathetic nervous system, and fire up your parasympathetic nervous system to allow your body to heal the way God designed it to.
I have seen amazing results with my patients that apply these "codes", and those that utilize them (as compared to those who don't) will typically heal from their disease process much more quickly...and permanently.
Wishing you and Abundance of Life and Health,