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Pandiculation is nature's way of maintaining the functional integrity of the myofascial system. #TraumaInformed
There are two reasons why static stretching doesn't work (especially when dealing with unresolved trauma & stress): It triggers your stretch reflex, and it doesn't change the messages that your nervous system is sending to your muscles to stay tight. Watch this video to learn why pandiculation is the most effective way to release your chronic muscle tension and relieve your pain. As a holistic health coach, I use body weight pandiculation movements to release muscle tension naturally.
Pandiculation is the involuntary stretching of the soft tissues, which occurs in most animal species and is associated with transitions between cyclic biological behaviors, especially the sleep-wake rhythm.
Here’s more: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/21665102/
Stretching Vs. Pandiculation – What’s the difference and why does it matter? https://learnsomatics.ie/stretching-vs-pandiculation-whats-the-difference-and-why-does-it-matter/
Take A Cue From Nature: Pandiculation Instead of Stretching:https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/21665102/ Stretching Vs. Pandiculation – What’s the difference and why does it matter? https://learnsomatics.ie/stretching-vs-pandiculation-whats-the-difference-and-why-does-it-matter/ Take A Cue From Nature: Pandiculation Instead of Stretching: https://www.primalplay.com/blog/take-a-cue-from-nature-pandiculate-instead-of-stretc h" target="_blank" rel="noopener"> https://www.primalplay.com/blog/take-a-cue-from-nature-pandiculate-instead-of-stretch
HOW UNRESOLVED #emotionaltrama CAUSES CANCER
Scientists now have more evidence than ever before revealing the intimate, intertwined relationship between the mind and body. We see this with gut health's influence over our mental health, but we also see it with the very real physical manifestations of psychological stress and trauma on the body—tension, heart palpitations, trembling, pain—particularly trauma that hasn't been fully processed or even acknowledged by the person who experienced it.
Perhaps the most extreme example of how trauma may affect the body: According to research by Kelly Turner, Ph.D., terminally ill cancer patients who have experienced unexpected remission—beating their disease against all odds—often cite releasing emotional stress or trauma as one of the key factors in their healing.
This has led some people to speculate that unprocessed trauma gets "stored" not just in your subconscious mind and memory but throughout your physical being—and that, in addition to more traditional modalities like cognitive behavioral therapy, some sort of physical stimulus or touch may be helpful in releasing it.
But what do the experts think? Could this be why, for instance, some people start spontaneously crying during a massage or acupuncture session for no immediately apparent reason? It's an interesting idea, so we asked researchers, psychiatrists, and healers for their take on why something like this might occur, whether trauma can, in fact, be stored in the body, and the safest ways to go about releasing it.
First, you need to understand that trauma affects everyone at one point or another.
As humans, we will all experience some sort of trauma. In fact, some estimates suggest 70% of adults in the United States have experienced some type of traumatic event at least once in their lives. And while trauma is a word we often associate with war, a violent attack, rape, abuse, or near-death experiences, the reality is there are a range of other less obvious experiences that can be traumatic and that have the potential to seriously disrupt our lives.
"Trauma is going to come to all of us sooner or later," says James S. Gordon, M.D., author of The Transformation: Discovering Wholeness and Healing After Trauma and founder of The Center for Mind-Body Medicine. "It's true that some experiences are most obviously traumatic, like rape or war, but things like dealing with a serious illness in yourself or a family member, the death of someone close, the breakup of a significant relationship, or even losing a job or leaving a community that's very important to you can be traumatic."
Trauma isn't something that has to be one specific event, either. "There's much more appreciation these days for micro-traumas—like chronic, more mildly traumatic things—that cumulatively over many years can amount to the same as one macro trauma," says Ellen Vora, M.D., holistic psychiatrist. You can think of these as big-T and little-T traumas.
The problem, of course, is that the negative psychological and physical effects of any type of trauma don't always resolve on their own, and may extend far beyond the actual event. Case in point: post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)—a mental illness that can develop after a person experiences or witnesses a terrifying or life-threatening event(s), including any of those mentioned above—which may last the remainder of someone's life if left untreated.
Psycho-Oncology: How Unresolved Emotional Trauma Can Cause Cancer: https://www.nickersoninstitute.com/blog/psycho-oncology-how-unresolved-emotional-trauma-can-cause-cancer
DR. RYKE GEERD HAMER GERMAN MEDICINE:
HOW UNRESOLVED EMOTIONAL TRAUMA CAUSES CANCER:https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/can-trauma-be-stored-in-body/ Psycho-Oncology: How Unresolved Emotional Trauma Can Cause Cancer: https://www.nickersoninstitute.com/blog/psycho-oncology-how-unresolved-emotional-trauma-can-cause-cancer DR. RYKE GEERD HAMER GERMAN MEDICINE: HOW UNRESOLVED EMOTIONAL TRAUMA CAUSES CANCER: https://www.alternative-cancer-care.com/dr-ryke-geerd-hamer.html Toxic thoughts kill, says Nobel Prize winner Elizabeth Blackburn: https://www.straitstimes.com/lifestyle/arts/toxic-thoughts-kill-says-nobel-prize-winner — at Holistic Apothecary & Consulting -Traditional Medicine To Holistic Healing." target="_blank" rel="noopener"> https://www.alternative-cancer-care.com/dr-ryke-geerd-hamer.html
Toxic thoughts kill, says Nobel Prize winner Elizabeth Blackburn: https://www.straitstimes.com/lifestyle/arts/toxic-thoughts-kill-says-nobel-prize-winner — at Holistic Apothecary & Consulting -Traditional Medicine To Holistic Healing.
Your Thoughts Program Your Cells…Negative Thoughts Harm Your Health By Damaging DNA…
Research has shown that a person's "social relationships, environments and lifestyles" affect their genes. "Even though you are born with a particular set of genes, the way you live can influence how they express themselves."
Some “Basic” Cellular Biology
There are thousands upon thousands of receptors on each cell in our body. Each receptor is specific to one peptide, or protein. When we have feelings of anger, sadness, guilt, excitement, happiness or nervousness, each separate emotion releases its own flurry of neuropeptides. Those peptides surge through the body and connect with those receptors which change the structure of each cell as a whole. Where this gets interesting is when the cells actually divide. If a cell has been exposed to a certain peptide more than others, the new cell that is produced through its division will have more of the receptor that matches with that specific peptide. Likewise, the cell will also have less receptors for peptides that its mother/sister cell was not exposed to as often.
Thus if you have been bombarding your cells with peptides from a negative attitude, you are literally programming your cells to receive more of those peptides in the future. Even worse, you are lessening the number of receptors of positive-attitude peptides, making yourself inclined towards negativity.
This is why it takes more than a few days of positive thinking to make a significant impact on your long-term attitude patterns. Every cell in your body is replaced every 2 months. So if you have a history of negative thinking, depression, pessimism or perpetual frustration, plan on working on yourself for longer than a few days before you see more permanent results.
Start today. Start reshaping the biological structure of your cells and become inclined to happiness and optimism instead of whatever emotion your are physically addicted to right now.
Researchers Finally Show How Mindfulness and Your Thoughts Can Induce Specific Molecular Changes To Your Genes: https://preventdisease.com/news/13/120513_Researchers-Show-How-Mindfulness-Thoughts-Can-Induce-Specific-Molecular-Changes-Genes.shtml — at Medically Challenged.
Orthopedic surgery is medical malpractice👇
It’s only “puzzling” if you follow Rockefeller Medicine (I have been saying & proving this for over a decade!)
There is nothing wrong with you, it’s what happened to you… #Trauma #AdverseChildhoodExperiences
Doctors Look To Childhood Trauma For Roots Of Puzzling Chronic Pain...
‘when children are exposed to lots of stress and stress hormones like cortisol, researchers think it disrupts brain development and creates lifelong changes in the way they process pain.
Even in adulthood, it can be much harder for these patients’ brains to regulate pain signals. They can become hypersensitive to pain or, like Shari, a relatively minor injury can turn into something permanent.
“If you’re in a car accident or have really bad whiplash, you can develop chronic pain from that,” Christianson says. “Even after this region has healed, you still have pain from that region.”
Even though it starts with stress, Christianson explains that these pain problems are not just in someone’s head.
For these patients, brain regions that are supposed to work together actually function differently.
“You can use functional MRI scans and see that there are inappropriate or loss of connection between these different brain regions,” Christianson says.
Stress reduction and therapy have been shown to help these patients reduce pain, and pain treatment groups, such as the American Academy of Pain Medicine, are pushing for wider use of psychology in pain management – even for people who haven’t had serious trauma.
That can be a tough sell, according to Maisi Ziadni, a clinical instructor and postdoctoral fellow at Stanford University School of Medicine in Palo Alto, California.
“I think patients are generally looking for a quick fix, as evidenced by the opioid crisis,” Ziadni says. “They have a desire for an interventional approach, whether it’s surgery, whether it’s a pill, whether it’s an injection to take this pain away. And there is somewhat of a trend that shows that providers are quick to prescribe opioid medication.”’
Adverse childhood experiences and adult inflammation: Single adversity, cumulative risk and latent class approaches: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7327510/
Adverse Childhood Experiences and the Consequences on Neurobiological, Psychosocial, and Somatic Conditions Across the Lifespan: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6131660/
Childhood trauma leaves mark on DNA of some victims: Gene-environment interaction causes lifelong dysregulation of stress hormones: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/12/121202164057.htm
Stress it’s not in your head; it’s in your nervous system…What Is the Parasympathetic Nervous System?
The parasympathetic nervous system (PSNS), sometimes called the feed-and-breed or rest-and-digest system, is part of the autonomic nervous system, along with the sympathetic nervous system. Located between the brain and spinal cord, the PSNS is tasked with saving the body’s energy by slowing the heart rate and increasing the activity of the intestines and glands during periods of rest. It also relaxes the sphincter muscles in the gastrointestinal system.
Here are some of the body functions stimulated through the parasympathetic nervous system. The PSNS uses acetylcholine as its primary neurotransmitter, but other peptides may act on the PSNS as well.
Sexual arousalLacrimation (crying or shedding tears)Digestion: The PSNS dilates the blood vessels of the GI system to allow for greater blood flow.Salivation: The PSNS stimulates the salivary glands and speeds up peristalsis.Urination and defecation
The PSNS also constricts air passageways when the body needs less oxygen, such as during rest periods. It also constricts the pupils when closer vision is required. These functions complement those of the sympathetic nervous system, which is best known for stimulating the fight or flight response when the body perceives a threat.
When Is the Parasympathetic Nervous System Activated?
During times of stress, your body’s sympathetic nervous system activates your fight or flight response. It happens quickly so that the body is almost instantly ready to run or defend itself. In contrast, the parasympathetic nervous system’s job is to relax the body and use hormones to slow down those frantic responses once the threat is gone. The PSNS gives the body a calm and relaxed feeling over a period of time. The changes don’t happen as quickly as those of the sympathetic nervous system.
How Does Trauma Affect the Nervous System?
In periods of stress, the body’s fight or flight response activates. A normally regulated nervous system experiences the stress but returns to normal when the threat has passed. This period during which you have the ability to self regulate is called the window of tolerance, and most people move through several of these cycles daily. One example is rushing to get somewhere and running late but relaxing once you reach your destination on time. However, the system works very differently when the body experiences trauma.
Traumatic events push the nervous system outside its ability to regulate itself. For some, the system gets stuck in the “on” position, and the person is overstimulated and unable to calm. Anxiety, anger, restlessness, panic, and hyperactivity can all result when you stay in this ready-to-react mode. This physical state of hyperarousal is stressful for every system in the body. In other people, the nervous system is stuck in the “off” position, resulting in depression, disconnection, fatigue, and lethargy. People can alternate between these highs and lows.
In cases of extreme and chronic stress, such as ongoing trauma, complex PTSD may result. One example is children who are raised in abusive homes. Another is a soldier returning from combat. The nervous system becomes conditioned to exist in a state of fear. That state can continue into adulthood, triggered by things that would seem utterly unrelated to the childhood trauma. For example, the soldier may react to the backfiring of a car as if the sound is gunfire because he or she is in a constant state of fear, ready to react to the firing of a bullet.
How Do You Calm Down the Parasympathetic Nervous System?
A competent and trained therapist can help clients learn to activate the PSNS to control feelings of stress and anxiety, improve mood, boost the immune system, and reduce blood pressure. Many activities can help trigger this calming response in the body:
Meditation and progressive relaxationIdentifying and focusing on a word that you find peaceful or calmingExercise, yoga, tai chi, and similar activitiesSpending time in a serene natural placeDeep breathingPlaying with small children and pets
Other ways to activate the PSNS include getting a massage, repeating a calming chant or prayer, and participating in hobbies. Anything that you find calming, reassuring, and relaxing can be a way to wake up your parasympathetic nervous system.
Some of the techniques to activate the PSNS may come as a surprise. They focus on connecting your brain to the physical activity you are involved in, removing it from the “stuck” stage. Here are some examples:
Gently touching your lips with two fingers can activate the PSNS because the lips are rich with parasympathetic fibers.Focusing on one thing at a time and avoiding the temptation to multitask can maximize the benefits of activating the PSNS.Visualization and imagery and picturing yourself in a peaceful place that you love can activate the calming actions of the PSNS.
Nervous System Dysregulation and Its Association with Traumatic Events: https://publications.aap.org/pediatrics/article/141/1_MeetingAbstract/305/1848/Nervous-System-Dysregulation-and-Its-Association?autologincheck=redirected
Childhood Trauma and The Adult Nervous System: https://www.bodywisefoundation.org/blog/bodywisefoundation/nervous-system-trauma
Trauma and Autonomic Dysregulation: Episodic – Versus Systemic – Negative Affect Underlying Cardiovascular Risk in Posttraumatic Stress Disorder: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5466498/
Post-traumatic stress disorder: the neurobiological impact of psychological trauma: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3182008/
The Key Role Your Nervous System Plays in Trauma Recovery: https://www.goodtherapy.org/blog/the-key-role-your-nervous-system-plays-in-trauma-recovery-1030145/amp/
Why use Somatic Experiencing Touch, Transforming Touch and Transforming Intentional Touch for Trauma Recovery?: https://www.ptsdtraumarecovery.com/2020/09/03/why-use-somatic-experiencing-touch-transforming-touch-and-transforming-intentional-touch-for-trauma-recovery/
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