Left Shoulder Pain May Indicate Heart Problem

This week, a man came in to see me complaining of pain on his left upper shoulders. He said he couldn’t lift his left arm up above his shoulders as it was painful to do so. As I customarily do with any new clients, I checked his points to find where the blockages are and tracked the Path of Pain.

I found that the major block was actually at his heart region and the pain was radiating outwards to his upper left shoulder and left arm. There path of pain continued on to right side of the chest and liver area, and also extended to the back shoulder blades. It became clear to me that the man has a much more serious heart condition than merely a simple pain on his left shoulders. This kind of blockages in the heart area, if neglected can result in a heart attack or other heart damages down the line.   

Persistent left shoulder or left arm pain can indicate a more serious heart problem. In fact, left arm pain is one of the most common symptoms of a heart attack. The nerves from the heart and those coming from the arm send signals to the same brain cells. This phenomenon, called referred pain explains why a person experiencing a heart attack might feel arm pain without having chest pain. Sometimes this pain or numbness may extend to the back, neck, jaw, or lower abdomen. If you have any of these kinds of pain, please have it checked out immediately and get the necessary treatment.

Emotional Aspects to Heart Issues

It’s an accepted fact these days that the heart’s role is not just that of a mechanical pump. Our hearts are dynamically influenced by our feelings, desires, passion and connections to other people.

The passion of love or the pain of loneliness may be physically felt in our hearts, and it affects the blood pressure as well as heart rate and pumping action.

Suppressed anger, rage, loss of a vital connection (heartbreak), emotional isolation and lack of intimacy with others all are hidden emotional risk factors that can contribute to the onset of heart disease. 

Whether it be the sudden death of a loved one, a difficult break-up or divorce, or the realization that our love for another is unrequited, heartbreak and even broken heart syndrome may strike us at any time. The stressful effects of a broken heart can even begin in childhood when one or both parents are physically and/or emotionally unavailable or abusive, or give love only when certain conditions are met.

Sometimes heartbreak can be so powerful that we begin to consciously or unconsciously shut ourselves off from vital heartfelt connections with others. We may develop physical defenses like restricted breathing and muscular tension in our chests, and mental defenses like denial, which helps us “control” our feelings. We may become unable to take in life-sustaining love.

Suppressed anger, rage, loss of a vital connection (heartbreak), and emotional isolation and lack of intimacy with others all are hidden emotional risk factors that can contribute to the onset of heart disease. Sometimes people cry with tears in my HijamaHerbs session. Not because they’re in physical pain, but because their emotions which has been stuck for a long time has now become free-flowing and released.

We might look, instead, to behaviors and substances to distract us from being truly present, and thus vulnerable, in our relationships with others. Years of trying to control our feelings in this way can lead to the a breakdown of our hearts, which manifests as symptoms of heart disease.

From the natural healing perspective, physical and emotional health are interconnected, so emotional shifts will bring about improvements in the physical side too.

Sometimes people cry in my HijamaHerbs session. Not because they’re in physical pain, but because their emotions, which can get stuck while going through life, becomes free-flowing.

This kind of emotional release that can happen in a HijamaHerbs session is a positive experience, but it can be surprising, especially for people who tend to be more emotionally cold.

Feeling extra sensitive in the days that follow a HijamaHerbs session is completely normal. It’s also a sign that the HijamaHerbs session is working for you. Even if you come in for a physical pain, increased emotional expression is an indication that healing is happening.

HijamaHerbs takes an integrative, mind-body approach to healing. It covers the physical/biological issue (neck pain, lower back pain, etc), with the emotional/psychological issue (suppressed stress, anger, etc) and the social/environmental issue (workplace, family) and also sihr/jinn issues.

 After the health evaluation is made, a treatment plan which includes hijama, herbs, emotional counseling, energy work and rukyah is performed. Also available, emotional healing, counseling for married couples, counseling for young adults seeking their true career path.

HijamaHerbs sessions for ladies is performed by Nusrat Shah. For children, we normally do not perform hijama, however herbs, homeopathic remedies and emotional healing is performed.

For more information or to set up an appointment, contact Amin Shah at 617-787-5151 or email – aminshah@shahclan.net. We are based in Boston, MA – USA.   

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