You might ask your doctor certain questions or focus on your ailment when you visit the doctor’s office, but your doctor should be asking you questions too. If they aren’t, try asking yourself these questions to assess your current health status.
- What does by body say no to? This might sound strange at first, but think about your intuition. We often lie to ourselves about what is really causing our body aches, allergic reactions or tightness. Your body might even react strongly to events you don’t want to go to.
- What does my body need to heal? You know how many hours of sleep you really need or what foods make you feel your best or your worst. You might even need to get a new job or break up with your significant other in order to heal physical and emotional traumas.
- What is out of balance in my life? There are many areas of your life. Think long and hard if any of these areas are out of balance. Think about your creativity, your work, your spirituality, your money, your home life, your mental health or your sexuality. Those are good places to start. Also think about how you’re sleeping, what you’re eating, how much you are exercising and your current relationships.
- Do I know my life’s purpose? If you know your mission or purpose and are living it or working towards it, chances are you feel much happier and healthier. Embrace change and look for your life’s purpose.
- Am I lonely? Loneliness can be a risk factor for your health and could cause you to eat unhealthy, avoid exercise, drink heavily, smoke or do drugs.
- Do I need more sex or better sex? Your sex life can affect your health. A happy sexual life has been shown to make you live longer, lower your risk of heart disease and stroke, boosts your immune system and helps relieve insomnia, relieves pain and risk for depression and much more.
- Do I live in fear or frequently feel depressed and/or anxious? It has been studied often that depressed and/or anxious people can lead to illness or chronic disease.
- Am I frequently optimistic or pessimistic? Your attitude can affect your health and immune system. Choose optimism and feel better.
- Do I feel helpless often? Again, if you feel helpless and depressed, it weakens your body’s ability to fight illnesses and even chronic diseases.
- Do I believe in God? It has been shown that people who are religious or spiritual actually live longer. It is believed because it reduces stress and helps people cope with things that happen in life.
Have these questions opened up any thoughts or shown you why you might be experiencing some symptoms? If you wish your doctor asked you questions like these, look for a holistic or natural doctor in addition to your regular physician.