It isn't always easy living in a world where you are highly sensitive, especially in a Western Medicine world. As Empaths and Highly Sensitive People it is easy for the us to be misdiagnosed, considered hypochondriacs or simply given too much medicine due to being overwhelmed.
Some Empaths and HSP can also be diagnosed with Sensory Processing Disorder, which is a conditioned associated with higher than normal sensitives and the ability to process sensory stimulation. These people may have sensitivities towards crowds, lights, sound and touch.
Western Medicine lacks to acknowledge that all humans possess an energy field that also needs to be considered when providing treatment for people. It's not just the illness that needs to be treated, but the person in and of itself. In Eastern medicine, not only is the body considered for healing treatment, but the mind and soul are too.
Taking good care of yourself and learning how to protect your energy, instead of constantly being overwhelmed by others is important. It is also important to know what kind Empath you are. Learning this, can help you better understand yourself, protect yourself and still embrace your gifts. Be sure to stay tuned for the next blog that will provide you with a self assessment to help determine what type of Empath you are.
Did you know that you can take on other people's illnesses? Some Empaths are physical empaths and can take on others symptoms that can feel like their own. Common Illnesses that Empaths can be diagnosed with are:
autoimmune diseases such as IBS
agoraphobia aka the fear of going outside
other phobias such as crowds, driving or large events