How Trauma Contributes to Illness

Emotional stress or trauma affects three major areas in our lives: our behaviors, our biochemistry, and our beliefs, all of which can lead to diseases and health conditions in later life.

Understanding Stress

When we face life stressors, the body responds by instructing the adrenals to release stress hormones including adrenaline and cortisol. These hormones prepare us to react or run away (fight or flight response). 

This response is intended as a temporary injection of energy to help us deal with the stressor. Once the cause of the stress is dealt with, the body is meant to return to a more normal baseline. For example: running away from a tiger – once the threat has gone away we go back to living our life normally.

The Fight or Flight Priority

When we are in fight or flight mode, our body shifts its priorities to be able to fight or run away. The blood vessels in our gut constrict to allow more blood to rush into our muscles and extremities, our pupils dilate and we are on high alert. Digestion is put on hold as is powering the immune system. 

When we are under chronic or acute stress our ability to fight off infection is dramatically reduced. Studies have shown that wound healing times were 40% longer for people under stress compared to others who were not experiencing stress. (Study) Reducing stress is not just a good idea, it is essential to our health and longevity.

Childhood stress or trauma is especially damaging as our natural defenses “fight or flight” are often not available to us at younger ages.

When the stressor cannot be dealt with, our stress response cannot switch off, and two things result:
1/ The trauma becomes “frozen into the psyche and the body”
2/ In young developing brains, a low-grade intermittent stressor or shock resets the limbic-hypothalamus-pituitary-adrenal system for good, resulting in a LOWERED threshold required to stimulate a response in the future.

The Adverse Childhood Experience Study

The first Adverse Childhood Experience (ACE) study took place in the late 1990s with over 17,000 participants from all walks of life. The groundbreaking study revealed that over 67% of all adults interviewed had experienced at least one ACE in their youth (0 – 17 years old). ACEs are traumatic events children have no control over such as divorce, loss of a parent, emotional neglect, physical neglect, parental abandonment, living with a mentally ill or addicted family member, verbal humiliation, and more.
This number alone was astounding but grossly underestimated as it did not take into account difficult births, early illness, hospitalizations, or other events from their earlier years that these adults could not possibly remember.

Why does this matter?

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The study showed that children who had experienced a high number of ACEs had a higher risk of developing seven of the top ten causes of death.

With four or more ACEs the risk of developing:

  • Depression is 4.5 times higher than people with no ACEs
  • Stroke is 2.6 times higher
  • Cancer is 2.5 times higher
  • Hepatitis risk is 2.5 times higher
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disorder (COPD) is 2.5 times higher 
  • Diabetes is 1.6 times higher
  • Suicidal tendencies is 12 times higher

A person with six or more ACEs was determined to have a potentially reduced lifespan of 20 years.

The Good News

You do not need to remember your ACEs or relive the trauma in order to release them.

NES Health and its cutting-edge Bioenergetics scan is been able to detect and measure the energy disturbances related to trauma in specific parts of the brain. What can be detected and measured can be corrected with the use of Infoceuticals and other personalized wellness solutions. Infoceuticals are an effective, yet gentle way to correct these disturbances without having to relive or re-activate the trauma. As blockages are released, you will begin the feel better, have more energy, and have a more positive outlook on life.

Order your Bioenergetic Scan today and start safely letting go of your old energetic scars.