The cure for pain
Rumi you are so wise and in Chinese Medicine it's also our thinking that the pain in our body is communicating with us, whether that is physical pain or emotional pain.
In TCM when an organ is out of balance there will be an emotion that we will feel more predominately and if we are feeling a certain emotion over a prolonged time span then that corresponding organ will manifest disturbances. Take the lungs for example, if we are feeling grief or sadness then the lungs can have symptoms, maybe tightness of chest or a cold, even asthma type symptoms. Then if the lungs do have chronic symptoms the person may feel sadness and grief and there could be an underlying emotional event that has not been cleared.
So the body and our symptoms do play a delicate dance and where the pain is, is always the area for us as acupuncturists to explore and to help move and balance this stagnation.
The body is always talking to us, we just need to listen.