It sounds like you were picking up your mom's pain. This is common for some of us. You may be a healing empath. The Epsom salts works as does channeling healing energy like Reiki people do and Qi Gong healers do. You may also wish to work with Archangel Raphael to channel his healing energy through you and out to others. We have a Healer Group here at the EC as well as The Health Care Providers group which has empathic nurses and doctors who can also offer you advice.
Throw some love into the wind.