Check this out when your School-kid coughs!

A lady brought in her five-year-old son who had very intense dry cough every night. He was perfectly fine during the day. She had taken him to many doctors and run many tests, including one for primary complex, and all tests came back negative. She told me that she had come to me as a last resort.

The child was very cooperative. I worked with him at his level and asked him questions gently, and brought out the UDIN. He was promoted to the first grade and the teacher was very rude. In his words,

“First of all, I did not like her voice, every time she talks it sounds like a doggy barking and when she shouts it is like a wild animal. I forgot to cover my diary in brown paper and she said that she would remove my shirt before everyone in class and make every one say “shame shame puppy shame” to me!”

He said that he did not like the teacher and she made him hate school. After this episode, he could not spend time with his friends because they would all say “shame shame puppy shame” whenever they saw him, to the point that it became his nickname. He stopped talking to them altogether and made a ruckus each morning before going to school.
Once we cleared this, the cough went away.

The bio-logical connection

A cough without mucus is due to irritation of the sensitive mucosa in the throat, larynx or bronchi. This happens in the regeneration phase after a conflict around speechlessness – often a speechless anger or fear just as it was triggered by the teacher in this example.
The tissue reacting were the bronchial muscles which contract and expand to allow for breathing to happen smoothly. When the UDIN lands here, the bronchi dilate as a stress reaction to catch more breath, and part of the reaction remains until the stress is relieved.
In the safety of home, the speechlessness was resolved and the boy relaxed in the evening. In regeneration, the sensitivity reappeared in the organ, and the boy himself was allowed to “bark” (cough) to release the energy that had been held back.


Read more about the respiratory system and connected emotions in the META-Wiki in MHI’s members’ portal, and learn to decode your physical and psychological symptoms!

Image by AkshayaPatra Foundation from Pixabay
Bronchi graphic by MHI/Kora Klapp

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