Acupuncture helps trauma
The belief that “acupuncture helps trauma” has become fairly well accepted in the circles of alternative care. But what constitutes a trauma? Siblings growing up in the same household, experiencing the same events, will often have diversely different recalls and emotions about what happened in the household. To some, it was a safe environment. And yet, to the next sibling, they were traumatized by the events in the home.
This is not to credit or discredit either version. The point is, everyone experiences life differently. What is traumatic to you, may be insignificant to me. Often we think of trauma as being events that are Horrific. And while they are truly traumatic, much less horrific events can also be traumatic.
The dictionary says this about trauma.
Dictionary result for trauma
- 1.a deeply distressing or disturbing experience.“a personal trauma like the death of a child”
- 2.Medicinephysical injury.
synonyms: injury, damage, hurt, wound, wounding, sore, bruise, cut, laceration, lesion, abrasion, contusion“the gallstone can be extracted without unnecessary trauma to the liver”
If you read the synonyms, it is a VERY wide range of possibility. It ranges from Agony to abrasion. We don’t think of abrasion as this big awful thing that scarred us emotionally for life. It doesn’t need to be that significant to still create a negative effect in our bodies.
Our lives are widely diverse. We live in a widely diverse city, state, country, and world. As a result, each of us experience life differently. As a practitioner for the last 24 years, what I do know is that as we experience life, it affects our bodies. Sometimes it is obviously physical, other times, it is far more emotional. When you don’t address the physical issues, and your body doesn’t heal correctly, you will experience chronic pain or malfunction in your body.
Likewise, when you don’t address the emotional effect of life, it can manifest not just as body pain or emotional imbalance, like anxiety and depression, but practically any other unexplainable symptom affecting any organ system, or simply generalized malaise.
How does the acupuncture help?
The easiest way to understand is to think about how trauma leaves an impression on you. When something overwhelming like a trauma happens, no matter how long ago it took place, the scenario can be replayed over and over in our minds like it just happened when triggered. The same thing basically happens in our body itself, wherein the trauma literally makes an impression on the connective tissue inside our bodies, like a hologram of whatever trauma occurred before. Because fascia and connective tissue is the most interpenetrating part of the body, trauma held in one place can physically impact and spread imbalance all throughout and anywhere in the body. Acupuncture meridians exist in the connective tissue, so getting acupuncture treatment can release those traumas and allow the body recalibrate and heal.
Just remember, that as life happens, traumas will inevitably happen. And it can be our version of traumatic, not just what everyone considers as traumatic-major job losses or changes, relationship break-ups, the death of a loved one, but also moving, car accidents, unexpected bills or price increases, when something you desperately hoped for doesn’t happen, and so on. The emotions tied to that trauma, can lodge in our body. However, the acupuncture can help you let it go, and regain balance and get you back to living your best life.
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