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Symptoms are Not the Problem; They're Just Telling You There's a Problem

Welcome back to our ongoing series on understanding the nuances of health and well-being. Today, we tackle a widespread misconception: that symptoms are the problem. In reality, symptoms are more like messengers, signalling that something is amiss in our body. Let's delve deeper into this concept.

Understanding Symptoms

Think of symptoms as the warning lights on your car's dashboard. When a light comes on, it's not the problem but an indicator that something needs attention. Similarly, symptoms—be it a headache, fatigue, or digestive issues—are your body's way of saying, "Hey, something's not right here, and you need to look into it."

Addressing the Root Cause

Every cell in the body is in the 6 systems that make up the body and therefore there are only 6 kinds of disturbances that can affect the body.

Now, we’re not talking here about external factors, for example, someone gets their arm bitten off by a shark. The cause in this is a shark bite, the symptom has not been caused due to an imbalance in the body.

We’re talking here about all aches, pains and diseased states that come about from within the body. These symptoms are due to an imbalance in one or more of the systems that make up the body. When a practitioner is able to determine which of these systems is not balanced and work with you to get them balance, it’s like going to the mechanic and fixing the engine. When the engine is fixed, the engine warning light turns off.


Symptoms are not your enemy; they're your body's way of asking for help. By focusing on the root cause rather than just treating the symptoms, you're doing your body a great service. It allows you to not just feel better temporarily but to solve the underlying issue, leading to long-term health and well-being.

Our Zone Technique-based healthcare center integrates a thorough examination of the patient, identifying any disharmony between the brain centers and the systems they control. Book an assessment today.


About the author

Ray Orchison

I discovered a passion for long-distance running in an attempt to fitten up for rugby when I was 14 years old. I struggled with endless injuries which ultimately resulted in 7 years of missed running.

Back then, I cursed my injuries and desperately wished and prayed they’d disappear. Looking back, every injury I’ve ever had and every injury I've picked up is an absolute blessing.

My injuries have given me tremendous insight, knowledge and experience and led me down a path where I am passionately able to assist others in becoming injury-free, performing at their full health, and reaching their full potential.