i understand Koan, i never know how to answer "where does it hurt" because i spend my life denying the pain. how am i supposed to explain to others what i have to try to ignore myself just to go on? anyway, i feel the same way - what struck me was inflammation. i have chronic inflammation from by back injury due to my car wreck - the thing i trace back as my cause. & if someone were sick would they not have inflammation too? maybe i'm wrong but to me it makes sense then that some of us trace our illness start to an infection & some to an accident? yes? (& even some others to a stressful event, which is explained by the Cortisol.) it all just made so much sense! suddenly the pieces all came together for me!