The body is interesting, in my experience and knowledge, particular body parts can have a direct relation to an emotion or an emotional situation. In this vein, the Center of Disease Control says 80% of chronic illnesses are caused by emotions, the various acupuncture systems all associate organs/points/meridians with emotions, Ayurvedic healing and diet takes emotions into consideration, and in Structural Integration structure and posture are a window into life. People come to me with various knee problems, or at any point of their healing process and when I probe deeper by asking, “What’s going on in life?” 10% of the time there are money worries, the other 90% have to do with unstable relationships. In my practice I educate people this way so in case they are involved in an emotional circumstance they can be extra careful that day or in the ensuing days to prevent seriously injuring themselves which could occur from something as simple as a sneeze, the body is susceptible.
I am not convinced that there is an emotional undertone to and injury 100% of the time, but there is definitely some correlation between knees and relationships. The problem may not be immediately apparent, but I think when we look deep there is some unstable feeling, some concern, some doubt, something in a relationship (and it doesn’t have to be a wife/husband relationship) that we suffer from. At any event wherever the body is insisting on our attention it is signaling us to be more intimate or more deeply insightful about life. Our bodies have a language and they try to communicate with us.
So, you ask, what to do from here? Obviously, a solution is to find someone who can treat your knee, and yes, simple physical relief maybe all that you need. Or you can choose to be silent, listen for your body’s signs and look into different relationships that you’re in and see if you can’t be more attentive to those. If you can hold your anger or your over-frustration, or better yet deal with him/her in a gentle and tactful way knowing that this person is going through the trials of life just like you. At the end of the day I have come to believe that it is something in us that we must get right, our bodies are warning us of our own internal dilemmas in hopes of preventing a major catastrophe in a relationship or in our bodies. Structural Integration makes bodies and minds wholesome again.