Question: What if there is a bio mechanical issue such as degenerative disc disease in the lumbar. What then?
What I have said still applies, but the DDD adds more information to the possible cause.
In general terms degenerative disease is the deterioration of tissues or organs over time. This can result from normal wear and tear, or lifestyle choices that put extra pressure on certain parts of the body.
Degenerative disc disease is a breakdown or compromise of the intervertebral disc of the spine, i.e. the fibrocartilaginous joint between the vertebrae, which consists of a combination of fibrous and cartilaginous tissue. This joint acts as a ligament (connecting bone to bone) and holds the vertebrae together.
The fibrous tissue gives flexibility and toughness to the disc, while the cartilaginous tissue adds elasticity. Therefore, vertebrae bring messages about being tough, but flexible while at the same time having the ability to bounce back to the original position.
Fibrous tissues can be related to holding on tightly, and not allowing any movement, or being held too closely, and no ability to move freely.
Cartilage gives definition, so issues related to what defines your individuality and independent expression could be at question. Cartilage can also be related to temporary support, so then, something that was meant to be temporary is continuing on to become permanent and fixed.
Cartilage and fibrous tissue lack blood supply, so metaphysically speaking damage to this connective tissue could be a message about a connection that lacks passion and energy. There is someone or something in your life that needs passion and energy to heal, but it is not present. So, as in the case of the disc, it deteriorates, so does the connection with something/someone in your life. Something deteriorates through lack of passion and energy.
There is said to be a slightly genetic component to DDD, and science has proven that genes are affected by environmental factors. Thoughts are part of our environment. (I have spoken about this at length previously). Therefore it is important to identify what the family line believes about this particular disease, and if DDD is said to ‘run in the family’. Thought creates, whether you consciously apply that principle or not.
What has deteriorated?
What’s wearing a bit thin?
Do you need more freedom to move?
What was started out temporary and has become a fixture?
All the answers are related to your relationship with the group family or tribe, or a one on one relationship with another person. This area of the body also gives messages about material security, especially money.
As I have said many times, sickness and disease are a complex web of inter related issues on many levels. Identifying just one of these issues, could be the beginning of understanding a much broader concept of what the message is related to and what is involved in healing it.
My new book, Journey to the Crown complements Holistic Reflexology, the eight principles and expands many of the original concepts. You might find it interesting.