Cystitis is a common and painful illness that affects 1 in 5 women at some point in their lives - as well as a smaller percentage of men and children. It is often said to be linked to bacterial infection, yet interestingly, this isn't always the case. If there is no bacterial infection, and we can't put it down to 'honeymoon cystitis' or tight underwear, we're left wondering, what's the cause? And when bacteria are found, is this just the body's mistake, or could there be a meaning?
If you've ever explored the mind-body connection, you'll be aware that our thoughts and emotions affect our physiology. When we get stressed, we experience physical symptoms, such as headaches, tension or constipation. META-Health takes this understanding to the next level: it explains which stressful emotions cause which illnesses - including cystitis and other urinary tract infections.
META-Health goes beyond mind-body understanding: it's a bio-psycho-social model, explaining the interconnection between our thoughts and emotions, physiology, brain, spirit and behaviour within a social environment.
It shows how illness is never a mistake - there's always an emotional and bio-logical meaning behind any health issue.
By uncovering the root cause, we discover what we need to do to overcome the issue.
Principle 1: there is a meaning behind every symptom
META-Health is a system for pinpointing the root cause of any illness. Cystitis, like osteoporosis, heart disease, acne, eczema, back pain and all other health problems, is a meaningful response to a particular emotion. The body's reaction occurs as a response to the emotion, to help us deal with the emotional situation in that moment.
Principle 2: emotional shocks and stressors are the cause of most illnesses
META-Health explains how all illnesses, with the exception of poisoning and accidents, begin with an emotional shock. For a shock to cause an emergency dis-ease programme to begin, it must be unexpected, dramatic, highly emotional and isolative.
In the moment, the individual has no way of mentally dealing with the unexpected event, so the body takes over.
To identify the specific shock that causes cystitis, we need to look at the biological function of the bladder mucosa (the layer of the bladder that makes contact with the urine), usually associated with cystitis. All mucosa tissue, as the barrier between the internal and external, is related to our connection with the outside world: our social environment or territory.
In META-Health terms, the root cause of cystitis is a territory-marking conflict, an inability to set boundaries, mark the limits of our territory or define a position...