Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder can be debilitating to one's life and spirit. After a severe and dramatic physical or emotional trauma, our mind, body and spirit becomes disconnected. Our bodies store these painful memories in our muscles, ligaments and bones as well as in our Acupuncture meridians and our Chakras, while our Mind and Spirit remain stuck in 'panic' mode.
As our mind and psyche remains paralyzed in the moment of the physical or emotional trauma, constantly reliving the painful experience and keeping us locked in a frozen state of shock and fear, our
weaken due to the constant stimulation of this stressful state of mind.
This constant state of shock and fear keeps us stuck in our
'fight or flight'
sympathetic nervous system. This causes us to over-secrete adrenaline, cortisol, epinephrine and norepinephrine from our adrenal glands. This causes excessive muscular contraction, rapid heart beat, over excited nerves, increased pain sensation, a jumpy personality, and
Being stuck in the 'fight or flight' post traumatic stress syndrome can also cause digestive disorders. The sympathetic nervous system causes our stomach to secrete excess amounts of HCl Hydrochloric acid, our intestines are unable to digest and absorb nutrients from our food, the proper flow of the microvillae in our intestinal lining becomes frozen and jerky resulting in food and toxin accumulations in our intestines.
Ways to heal from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
In order to relax the sympathetic nervous system out of this state of agitation, a few different approaches may need to be utilized in order to help the mind, body and yes the spirit to release the trauma and reconnect to your whole and complete self.
Hara Abdominal Massage is very effective at calming the nervous system and inducing the para-sympathetic nervous system by stimulating all of the parasympathetic nerve endings of the intestines and internal organs. Many emotional traumas are stored in the abdomen and this type of energy massage is very strong at releasing and healing these painful experiences as well as building your energetic core.
Medical Qigong and Qigong Massage therapies are essential tools at calming the nervous system, resolving muscle knots and trigger point
that keep old memories, traumas, and repetitive stress reactions locked in the body, which give rise to chronic pain, tight muscles, anxiety and mental agitation.
Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) is a proven stress relief therapy which can help unblock old physical and emotional traumas and relieve the present symptoms of pain, anxiety, nervousness, anger, timidity, allergies, headaches. Studies have shown that EFT is effective at treating virtually any illness and mental or emotional condition.
EFT works by stimulating the entry and exit points of the
Meridians as well as various other specific Acupuncture points in order to disperse the stagnant emotions that get lodged in the Acupuncture meridians. At the same time, you focus on the issue that is causing you pain, anger, or sorrow by repeating:
"Even though I (state your problem), I still love and accept myself."
This mantra of total acceptance helps to charge the Acupuncture meridians which flow throughout the entire body with love and acceptance of your problems, and especially of yourself. This feeling of self love and acceptance is very effective at relaxing the nervous system