Concerns about your nutrition, weight, and general health may be reflected if your dream takes place in the setting of a health food store. Dreams express the condition of the body, and important messages that recommend conscious change in behavior patterns that are destructive to your health may be conveyed clearly.... Ariadne's Book of Dream
Unless you are actually ill or sick, dreams in which your general health and well-being are highlighted may be commenting not just on your physical state, but on your psychological or emotional condition as well.
Such dreams can pinpoint areas of potential conflict and help you achieve a more balanced approach.
If any part of the body is injured or painful in a dream, this may be well worth following up, since illness has been diagnosed in this way before. Bear in mind that dreams usually use body parts and illnesses as symbols for other areas of your life. So try to make a link between your dream ailment and your waking life.
Sigmund Freud pioneered the use of dreams in psychological healing and most dream analysts today agree that in dreams, painful memories and feelings can surface disguised as physical illnesses or weaknesses. Sometimes such dreams foretell real illness if you don’t take better care of yourself, but most of the time they represent the way you approach life. Perhaps you feel you can’t cope with a situation, and illness is the easy way out. Dreams of this sort suggest that you are in conflict with some aspect of your personality and therefore not putting yourself in touch with a force that can give you health in both body and mind. Part of you isn’t well and needs to be cared for. You need to heal these inner troubles and find psychological harmony.... The Element Encyclopedia
Uniforms are symbols of depersonalized authority in dreams, so if your dream featured images such as soldiers in uniform or policemen on duty and you were the only one not wearing a uniform, this may reflect your waking sense that you are falling out of line in some way or have deviated from what is expected from you. Did you try to fit in or did you assert your individuality and non-conformist nature?
If members of various professional bodies appeared in your dream, such as doctors, dentists or pilots, try to make a link with the profession they represent and the relevant area of your waking life, as your unconscious may be offering you inspirational or helpful advice.
When the main point of interest in your dream is the occupation or profession, there is typically a good reason why your unconscious has highlighted that particular job. For example, members of the caring professions in dreams, such as nurses, nuns, charity or voluntary workers, may suggest a more compassionate side to your nature, or the side of yourself that has a vocation in life. In men, these images may suggest the importance of non-sexual relationships. For more information about specific occupations and people at work, see SCHOOL AND WORK.... The Element Encyclopedia