Our society classifies illness as an unexpected annoyance, an intrusion into our well-ordered lives. Whereas in fact, it can be a tool for growth and transformation: a form of imbalance which, by provoking a state of discomfort, invites us to change some of the conditions of our existence in order to return to full health. Illness, then, can also be seen as a message to be heeded and understood, a positive signal.
Concealing or repressing physical symptoms, which is what functional medicine and pharmacology tend to do, simply aggravates the unconscious issues. To be able to heal fully, we need to be able to associate the symptom with the affected organ and understand its deeper meaning, leading us to a heightened awareness in our life.