Psychosomatics of Fungal Infections

Psychosomatics of Fungal Infections

Fungus is a collective term for a group of microorganisms that cause diseases called mycoses. Of the known 50,000 species of fungi, about 200 are harmful to the human body. Fungi causing mycoses can penetrate any tissue of the body. They affect the skin and its appendages: nails, hair.

The following types of mycoses are distinguished:

  • Keratomycosis – affecting the outer layer of the skin;
  • Candidiasis – affecting mucous membranes;
  • Trichophytosis – affecting hair, skin, and nails;
  • Dermatophytosis – affecting skin, nail plate, and hair shaft.

Common signs of fungus include skin thickening, cracks between toes, unpleasant odor, burning, itching, redness, dryness and peeling of the skin, the appearance of blisters, changes in the shade of nail plates, their thickening, etc.

The primary cause of mycoses, according to medicine, is the entry of a pathogen into the body, which can live in the body of an infected person or animal (anthropophilic fungi), in soil, water, or plants (geophilic microorganisms), as well as on human or animal skin (zoophilic pathogens).

It should be noted that all mycosis pathogens require a moist and warm environment. This means that such public places as saunas, hairdressers, sports clubs are potentially dangerous for fungal infection.

However, medicine emphasizes that a contributing factor such as weakened immunity is necessary for the development of mycoses.

Fungus: Psychosomatics

Since mycoses, as noted, affect the skin and its appendages, it is necessary to reveal its metaphysical meaning. It is known that the skin is the external “boundary” that separates a person from the surrounding world. At the same time, it helps him interact with the world and protects the body.

If you “transfer” these functions to the metaphysical level, it turns out that human skin tries to extend its protective functions to his inner world, takes on the blows associated with the loss of peace of mind. Fungal diseases are characterized by the fact that they do not give peace to the patient due to itching – thus, they express his mental state on the body.

The psychosomatics of fungus are very well disclosed by Dr. O. Torsunov. He asserts that the psychological basis of this ailment is deceit. Fungi, as O. Torsunov explains, are also deceitful: they try to pass off as their own and thus deceive the body’s defense mechanism, parasitizing the body.

But a deceitful person should know that first of all, he is deceiving himself. Such a person, in the doctor’s opinion, poorly distinguishes (as does his immunity) between bad and good, cannot choose good friends for himself.

The psychosomatics of fungus according to O. Torsunov are also related to human ignorance.

Note that itching in fungus as skin irritation directly indicates a person’s irritability.

Louise Hay writes that fungal diseases speak of the fear of making the wrong decision. In her opinion, fungus also signals a person about his outdated stereotypes, his unwillingness to part with the past, allowing the past to rule over the present.

I. Rose asserts that fungus is a symbol of strong mental trauma, with which the patient has not yet been able to part: indignation, pain, a sense of injustice, betrayal, and disappointment have become part of him, without them he cannot imagine himself. For the patient, indignation has become a protective barrier that saves him from more serious disorders. This feeling is a way for the patient to mark his boundaries, and indignation also compensates for deep-seated fear.

The appearance of fungus, according to Dr. V. Sinelnikov, is associated with remembering old grievances, suffering from old experiences related to fears from early childhood (often provoked by parents).

According to V. Zhikarentsev, the basis of fungus is stagnant beliefs, refusal to release the past, allowing the past to rule today.

Psychologist Liz Burbo asserts that if a person has a fungal infection, then he expresses experienced or suppressed anger.

Psychosomatics of Candidiasis

O. Torsunov lists the negative qualities that provoke the development of candidiasis in the body: sloppiness, indiscriminateness, fatigue, laziness, greed, indifference, and cruelty.

The psychological causes of candidiasis, according to Louise Hay, are as follows: a sense of disorganization, overwhelmed with irritation and anger, demandingness and distrust in personal relationships, an excessive desire to “get your hands on everything”.

From the point of view of Luule Viilma, candidiasis indicates forced submission and powerless anger in a hopeless situation, when nothing can be done, but something needs to be done.

Psychosomatics of Foot Fungus

In the basis of foot fungal disease, Louise Hay sees the fear of being misunderstood and the inability to move forward easily.

I. Rose explains foot fungus as a consequence of prolonged strong psycho-emotional trauma, constant “return” to negative events of the past, constant remembrance of old emotional wounds.

According to this author, this ailment also indicates an attempt to suppress internal aggression directed at a close person who rejected or left the patient. Often such experiences “come” from childhood: indignation, anger, frustration, associated with the fact that verbal or physical attack or departure (often in the family) responded to the patient’s trusting openness.

The metaphysical cause of fungus on the toes I. Rose sees traumatic experiences related to the mother. It is possible that such trauma was passed down through the family. Also, toenail fungus speaks of the possible presence in the patient’s environment of people who abuse his kindness. At the same time, skin peeling, according to I. Rose, is a signal of a person’s helplessness and loss of energy.

Psychosomatic Causes of Nail Fungus

According to psychologists, the psychological basis of nail fungus is that a person does not let go of the past, and it dominates the present.

Ways of Healing Psychosomatic Fungal Disease

Let’s recall that, as O. Torsunov asserts, the premise of fungal diseases is the deceit of the human mind. Remember how often a person deceives himself, making up excuses for his actions. His brain becomes more and more cunning until he himself falls into a trap.

According to the metaphysical law “What is inside is outside,” the quality of deceit “attracts” a similar ailment – a deceitful fungus parasitizing on a person.

Of course, as the analysis of the viewpoints of the above-mentioned authors showed, not all psychosomatic mycoses are caused by deceit. The appearance of these ailments may have other psychological reasons.

One thing is clear: treatment only with medications is unlikely to help remove the main cause – the negative qualities of a person. Certainly, a temporary improvement will occur, but without changing his negative traits, a person will eventually “attract” fungi again.

There is only one way out – working on oneself to change thinking and habits, of course, while using medications.

It should be noted that this path – the path of self-improvement – is effective in healing all psychosomatic fungal (and not only fungal) diseases with different psychological causes.

The main thing is to have the desire and will. And those who seek will always find hints offered by psychosomatics.

Wish you to be healthy!


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