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Everyone has had “heartache.” When you feel really sad — from a relationship or the death of someone. Last night — I had this kind of pain. It’s right below my “breastbone” (xiphoid process) right in the center of the midline. The anatomical term is “epigastric” pain. I’m a doctor and know that most other docs would say it’s digestive problems or an ulcer. The heart is actually to the left and up higher from this point that always seems to hurt when I have “heartache.” I’ve done some research on hinduism and they actually place a “chakra” here where there is an “outpouring” of spiritual energy. In truth, I believe this is what doctors call “psychosomatic” pain in which the brain causes physical pain in the body that does not actually correspond to pain fibers firing in an organ or muscle. Any thoughts from some experts?
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