In psychosomatics, every detail is important: the side of the pain, the affected organ, and the factors exacerbating discomfort. Special attention should be given to the significance of the side where the pain arises. The right and left sides of the body are associated with entirely different life spheres, and each organ and body part has its metaphysical meaning.
- Psychosomatic Significance of Sides
- Importance for Right-handers
- The Role of the Right Side of the Body
- Significance of the Right Side of the Body:
- Psychosomatics of Some Right-Side Pains in Women:
- Difference Depending on the Side of Pain
- Psychosomatics of the Right Side of the Body in Men and Women: Is There a Difference
- Masculine Energy of the Right Side of the Body
- Treating Psychosomatic Issues When the Right Side Hurts
Psychosomatic Significance of Sides
Everyone possesses both feminine (Yin) and masculine (Yang) principles. We all have feminine traits (gentleness, sensuality, humility, compliance) and masculine traits (decisiveness, bravery, toughness). However, for harmony and success in life, it’s crucial to maintain a balance, switching between masculine and feminine as situations demand. For example, we should show compassion and patience towards loved ones and gentleness towards our children and partners. At work, however, execution, discipline, demand, and restraint are more valued.
We must constantly seek a middle ground between mind and heart, deliberately switching between the two, controlling our state. If one side dominates, it leads to internal conflict and problems in one life sphere (family, work, friends).
According to another psychosomatic theory, the right side is associated with social activity, ambitions, career, and relationships with others, while the left side corresponds to the inner world, feelings, and personal experiences. For instance, pain in the right leg indicates fear of moving forward or difficulties at work and study, while pain in the left leg points to personal life problems, self-relationship issues, also hindering progress.
Importance for Right-handers
This information is relevant for right-handers. For left-handers, the meanings are reversed: the left side represents masculine energy, and the right side feminine energy.
The Role of the Right Side of the Body
The right side is responsible for relationships with the father (men) and society. A woman with blocked masculine energy lacks decisiveness, courage, assertiveness, toughness, and rationality. She may be overly sensitive and vulnerable, needing protection and care. Such women find it hard to achieve goals and plan their lives or careers.
Conversely, this can indicate a woman playing a man’s role. If she lacked support from her father as a child, she decided to become her own pillar. These women are accustomed to shouldering everything themselves. Pain on the right side suggests it’s time to learn to trust others and seek help. It’s time to share responsibilities and duties, preferably with a man (partner, husband, friend).
Significance of the Right Side of the Body:
- Desire to win;
This is the strong side of the body, responsible for harmony between the individual and the external world. Areas primarily affected: work, competition, business, social position and status, people management.
In men, pain on the right side indicates underdeveloped masculine traits. In women, it often signifies strong masculine traits and conflict between motherhood and career. More commonly, women competing with men experience problems with the right side.
Psychosomatics of Some Right-Side Pains in Women:
- Lower back – fear of losing control and trust, lack of support.
- Tingling, irritation – cleansing of energetic debris.
- Heaviness in shoulders, neck – hyper-responsibility, savior role, habit of shouldering everything.
- Tearfulness, nasal congestion – unshed tears.
- Discomfort in arms – feeling of unrealized potential, communication problems.
- Heat – burning negativity.
- Cold – exacerbation of old traumas.
- Thrush – anxieties over lost innocence, denial of sexuality.
- Menstrual problems (ovarian function) – denial of femininity, body acceptance issues.
- Pain in the right side – guilt towards the father (or another man).
- Pain under the right shoulder blade – emotional instability, dependency on others’ opinions.
- Right elbow pain – indecisiveness, insecurity, fear of moving forward.
- Pain between ribs – emotional and physical weakness, feeling unloved.
- Toothache – communication issues with the father.
Difference Depending on the Side of Pain
According to psychosomatics, the right side is associated with relationships with the father and other men (husband, brother, colleague). Interestingly, it can reflect not only a woman’s relationship pattern with men but also generational family conflicts. However, the problem often lies in the relationship with the father.
The father is the first man in a girl’s life, setting the standard for other men in a woman’s fate. As a young girl, she does not yet know what is right or wrong, so she accepts the father’s behavior as normal. If the mother or others explain that the father’s behavior is wrong, the girl learns the opposite: how men should not be. Either way, hatred, disappointment, resentment, and anger take root in her soul. Negativity and conflicts with the father are reflected in health – the right side of the body.
Such women find it difficult to start a family. That’s the specificity of right-side pain. If a conflict with the mother causes left-side pain and leads to the rejection of femininity (ruining a girl’s relationship with herself), then a conflict with the father breeds resentment and hatred towards all men. As a result, a woman remains alone or enters into painful relationships.
Right-side pains are more common in women in male-dominated positions or working in areas requiring quick decision-making, responsibility for others’ lives, and women who feel guilty for not spending enough time with their children due to work.
Importance The longer problematic relationships with a man continue, the more resentment, anger, fear, and rage accumulate. This leads to various problems on the right side: pain, numbness, diffused or localized pain.
Psychosomatics of the Right Side of the Body in Men and Women: Is There a Difference
There is no significant difference in the psychosomatic implications of right-side pain between men and women. We have already discussed women’s psychosomatics; now let’s talk about men. What do problems on the right side indicate in men:
- Difficulties in relationships with the father, colleague, brother, son, friend;
- Lack of decisiveness and responsibility (underdeveloped aspect) or excessive cruelty and harshness (overdeveloped aspect);
- Career-building difficulties;
- Inability to achieve success or provide for the family;
- Self-realization issues;
- Self-esteem problems;
- Heightened sense of competition.
Interesting Fact! The field of psychosomatics is evolving. German psychologists have proposed a new hypothesis about the meaning of the left and right sides: the left side is associated with relationships with a spouse, and the right side with relationships with parents and children.
Masculine Energy of the Right Side of the Body
The right side represents masculine energy. Think of warriors and heroes in fairy tales. In battle, they held a sword in their right hand and a shield in their left. The right hand and sword symbolize attack, aggression, assertiveness, active actions, determination, and will. The left represents protection and preservation of life.
Right-side issues may reflect hereditary failures in relationships with men. Consider if there is a familial trend of female energy dominance, where women consistently refuse men’s help, remain single, or divorce, passing these attitudes down through generations with sentiments like “all men are scoundrels.” In such cases, it’s essential to monitor and change the entire pattern of behavior with men. Change your behavior, then pass this new model to your children.
Treating Psychosomatic Issues When the Right Side Hurts
First, identify the cause of the pain:
- Analyze relationships with all men in your life (past and present). Start with your father and then consider your husband, brothers, colleagues, etc. If you find accumulated grievances, longstanding resentments, anger, irritation, or other negative feelings in any relationship, that’s the source of your psychosomatic issues. These relationships require reevaluation and correction.
- If there are no issues in relationships with men, consider if there’s a conflict between family and work or between desires and capabilities. Perhaps you’re too focused on earning or career-building, or you’re forced into it while yearning to be a gentle homemaker.
- Avoid blindly following stereotypes. Although some traits, professions, and hobbies are considered strictly masculine or feminine, it’s essential to consider individual psychological characteristics (temperament, mental properties, talents). Some women naturally have a strong and lively temperament and thrive in male-dominated professions, earning money with pleasure. Parents’ insistence on “you’re a girl” or forced study in an unsuitable field can cause internal conflict and psychosomatic issues. The cause is the suppression of your masculine energy, unfulfilled desires, untapped abilities. Allow your strength to emerge.
Thus, healing involves restoring internal harmony, balancing masculine and feminine energies, and resolving all relationship issues with men. Don’t expect quick results. Correcting your mindset and lifestyle will take time as the problems have accumulated over years. Well-known psychologist Louise Hay suggests reinforcing your efforts with this affirmation: “I effortlessly balance my masculine energy.”
Important! If you can’t identify the cause yourself and/or devise a correction plan and cope with the problem, consult a psychologist. Sometimes the issue lies in the subconscious, making it impossible to change the life script on your own.