The mind creating a physical response to an unrecognised mental or emotional stress.
If our mind refuses to pay attention to or is unaware of, underlying stress or anxiety then it is common for a person to develop a body symptom.
Somatization is defined as the tendency to experience psychological distress in the form of physical symptoms. Commonly experienced as migraines, acid reflex, difficulty swallowing, these are debilitating and distressing. The initial route to treatment for this type of ailment is to seek medical advice, yet once tests are carried out and reassurance is given that there isn’t a medical issue then it’s necessary to look at what could be causing the mind to manifest these symptoms. Alongside the subconscious cause there will also be supporting habits, usually of avoidance or over compensating which will also need to be worked with and changed.