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Special Treatments for Trauma
A physical problem can't be changed by thoughts about it, so talk therapy is not likely to do much good. The mind cannot:
- Connect to a muscle memory or a trigger point that is isolated by a toxic chemical environment.
- Reach tissue unavailable to innervation.
- Command muscle or tissue without nutrients and fuel, such as those found in our blood supply.
- Address inflammation that results from emotional imbalance.
Numbing, or using pain medications prevents us from being aware of ourselves and our injuries. Without that awareness, we're more likely to injure ourselves again, or be unaware of our progress. Rewriting the genetics of an adaptation to trauma by application of heat, warmth and loving energy as provided by a trained bodyworker can help heal the stress of your particular adaptation to injury. Freeing muscle memory of encumbrances caused by trauma plays an important role in providing a person the opportunity to move freely, and perform complex tasks without difficulty.
Intervention for Stress and Addiction
While talk therapy remains a viable form of treatment, it may only serve to identify the need for bodywork, a practice that may prevent degeneration of the sympathetic and autonomic nervous system by use of psychiatric medications. Dependency on guidance and direction while medicated in psychological treatment settings doesn't treat physical trauma, and is not effective in treating the damage that has resulted, but may be useful to work on grievance, or self-examination.
The autonomic and sympathetic nervous systems, and the normal operation of the heart, lungs, and breathing are not normally under conscious control. Correcting the consequences of trauma is like treating the failure of these functions. The problem needs to be treated directly, not by retraining the mind. The attention of the mind, or muscle amnesia that results may actually be the cause of the problem.
Because many of us get into conflict while sorting out trauma, be it sexual or otherwise, expecting to get this kind of attention from practitioners in the licensed community at large is unlikely. We may find ourselves completely banished by efforts to get something done about trauma. Expect to pay for treatment tending to these concerns. The opinions held by many in conflict may result in denial of service elsewhere, making bodywork the only option for healing touch, and without the healing energy of touch therapy, we aren't likely to recover from physical trauma at all.