The appendix usually doesn’t cause any problems until it becomes inflamed. For many years it was described as a somewhat harmless, apparently unnecessary piece of tissue, with no specific function, connected to the cecum near the ileocecal valve. More recent thinking suggests that it houses good bacteria to re-populate the colon after illness.
Metaphysically, the appendix is similar to:
A dead end street, going nowhere, with no exit point; you may have to retrace your steps.
A No Through Road sign. If you miss the sign, it might be a bit tricky trying to turn around and change direction especially if your load is large and cumbersome.
A cul-de-sac where you have space to manoeuvre but you still have to come out the same way you went in.
Inflammation is the second line of body defence. The first line is the skin and mucous membranes, and the third being the immune response. The purpose of inflammation is to clear out the harmful stimuli and initiate tissue repair.
When the appendix is inflamed, there is an urgency attached to addressing the problem in case it ruptures. Often this requires surgical intervention. Appendicitis is bringing attention to the urgency of dealing with a given situation before it explodes and becomes a much bigger problem. Outside help may be required to settle the circumstances.
Therefore, appendicitis could be drawing attention to:
Being backed into a corner with nowhere to go
Being up against a brick wall and no way out
It’s time to clear out what’s working against you, and take a different approach
It’s time to initiate a change and begin to repair the situation
How did I get myself into this predicament?
Where to next?
When you are up against a brick wall, and the situation is urgent, and you have to make a decision; you always have a choice. You can blast your way through, or retrace your steps and go another way.
Learn more about a metaphysical approach to life in my books, Wisdom in Retrospect and Holistic Reflexology, the eight principles.