What is it about
In Biology, metamerism is the phenomenon of having a linear series of body segments fundamentally similar in structure, though not all such structures are entirely alike in any single life form because some of them perform special functions.
It is based on the work and experience of Wilhelm Reich (student of Freud). He noticed that in the subjects who followed psychoanalytic therapy, there was the presence of chronic muscular contractures in different parts of the body.according to Reich,this rigidity was not only the manifestation of a physical problem, but a way to communicate information that could not be said in words.
How it works
In a nutshell, each metamer corresponds to an emotion. When an emotion is repressed, the corresponding metamer stretches and cause pain. According to Reich, supressed emotions (energy in motion) settle in the body's muscle tissue generating a “neuromuscular armour ”made up of blocks, tensions and stiffness which in turn cause pain and physical symptoms.
The body turns into a prison of emotions that no longer manifest on a mental level but on a muscular and even visceral level.
It is the nervous system that sends the pain signal to the brain when you touch a hot pot with your hand, thus allowing us to pull it back by reflex. the nervous system is also what causes the heart rate to increase when we are faced with an intense emotion such as fear, or clench fists when we feel anger.
The problem is that, from childhood, people are used to repressing their emotions. We do it all the time. Emotional repression is also linked to a decreased function of the immune system, making us more prone to get sick frequently.
It can help with
Negative emotional states are the cause of chronic joint pain, pain in the limbs, back pain, gastrointestinal problems, fatigue, sleep disturbances, changes in psychomotor activity and changes in appetite. Similarly, when the communication between organ and metamer is disturbed, the same organ risks being damaged.
For example, a feeling of restrained sadness could cause breathing difficulties, anxiety and chest pain. The fear could lead to lower back pain or incontinence. And the concern leads to swollen abdomen and backache.
From this it follows that being able to deal with the metamers would mean freeing them from the restrained emotion, and consequently, break down the probable root of the physical problem manifested by the body, shifting and leading to feeling better