Below the surface of scarring
Scars can be much more than improperly healed wounds. They can penetrate well below the surface affecting the underlying flow of the body. Scars can be anything from an appendicitis scar to a cat scratch that never healed correctly, but there is a resolution to any and every scar regardless of shape or size.
I was a rambunctious child who spent a majority of my time outside. I am covered from head to toe in scars. They’re on my knees, legs, arms, and everywhere in between. I’ve never been bothered by my scars, until I had a hernia removed. The scar from that operation never felt right. It was always a little too numb to the touch, a little too uncomfortable. I didn’t think anything of it until I met Jan Hanson at Advanced TherEx Rehab Specialists. She opened my eyes on what scars can do to your body.
If you think about it, all aspects of your body are intertwined and connected. Scars are the result of the body’s remarkable way it heals itself. Did you know that scars can disrupt many systems in your body? When your body needs to heal a deep cut or scrape, new collagen fibers are laid down at the site of the wound to repair the tissue. Those adhesions start to form deep within the body, attaching to muscles, bones, tendons, and organs. Sometimes scar tissue can also form deep in your body.
Jan is a firm believer in Microcurrent Point Stimulation. MPS works by applying a concentrated stimulation to trigger or acupuncture points on the body. MPS is unique because it is easy-to-apply and a highly effective pain therapy that produces amazing results. By stimulating acupuncture or trigger points, it can treat the body as a whole to induce balance and restore health.
One of the things that occurs with MPS is the relaxing of the muscles.
MPS really is simply “A drug free manipulation of the Autonomic Nervous System”
Here are 6 little known facts about scars :
Scars cause hypersensitivity in the nervous system and can contribute to many chronic pain conditions.
Abdominal scarring can distort body positioning. It can pull you in a constant forward flexed position which increases the degeneration of our spines and can create pain in the upper and lower limbs.
Scars can affect your internal organs and their systems – including the ovaries, bowel and bladder. By releasing abdominal scars, it can improve organ functioning by reducing hormonal fluctuations and improving digestive issues. Having the scar from your C-section released is key if you’re suffering from digestive issues, back pain, hot flashes or sexual dysfunction.
Scars can cause disruption with circulation. The scar acts like a dam and blocks the vertical flow of electrical connection within your nervous system, which interferes with organ or system functioning.
Scars cause emotional trauma. The emotions that surround traumatic accidents, injuries, and surgeries can get trapped and locked into the cellular memory of tissue, causing post-traumatic stress (PTSD).