Yesterday a person came to me and asked whether his chronic cough can be cured. His symptom was so severe that after coughing non-stop for more than an hour, he became giddy and breathless. His abdominal muscles became sore and he felt extremely tired. He experienced fainting twice before. Two months ago, he was also admitted in a hospital due to an episode of chronic cough and fainting. He is married and has two children. He is the sole bread earner of the family.
His symptoms has persisted for over 3 months. He underwent medical tests. Pulmonologists diagnosed his condition as an allergy and suggested that he take antihistamines and at times nebulisers. The medicines worked for three to four days and then, he was back with his terrible cough.
I did his Nadi Pariksha and found out that he was frustrated, had low self worth, low self esteem and did not love his current job. I asked him to express what had happened. His history dated back to his childhood. His mother had left him and his father had to put him in a foster home for a few years where he was not looked after well. HIs experience from his childhood had created in him a sense of feeling rejected. One after the other, his problems continued. His current boss at work too is mean to him and his role in the company is something he does not cherish. He wants to establish a retail pharmaceutical unit but is scared to death with the idea of doing something without support. With all these thoughts in his head, he was frustrated. He had not shared these feelings and held it all within him.
Emotional frustration causes your diaphragm to contract preventing your lungs from expanding. Frustration also causes abdominal cramping or abdominal muscles to become tight. So, the air in the lungs that is used up, cannot be expelled completely. As pressure builds up in the lungs, cough results. This is the body’s autonomous way of expelling carbon-dioxide. Over time, the symptom becomes chronic and may require him to be on a ventilator.
Keeping in mind his emotional and psychological condition, I asked him to listen to Connect With Your Cosmic Parents Audio Guide. This audio guide provided him with a sense of assurance, security and certainty. He felt a little calm. Then I performed Marma Chikitsa on him. He sat in my office for the next one and a half hours barely coughing.
He came today bringing his wife for a consultation with me. He is feeling much better.
Medicine is not the remedy for all health conditions. It is important to diagnose the root cause and then start the treatment. That, in my view, is the most appropriate way of restoring health.
– Mahesh Krishnamurthy