Healing Emotional Trauma
Feb 24, 2018 01:58PM
By Philip J. Cohen, MD, ND
Virtually any emotional trauma can be healed with the proper therapy techniques. Trauma can be categorized by the four essential principles of the emotional causation of illness. The first principle is that emotional traumas, and the blocks which follow, are at the basis of over 90% of illness. The second is that emotional trauma has a trans-generational origin over 90% of the time. Furthermore, emotional trauma creates blocks encoded within the autonomic nervous system. Finally, when these autonomic blocks are resolved, this brings healing to the individual as well as future generations.
The roots of physical illness largely begin within the emotional life. Emotional traumas affect our behaviors, social patterning, generate internal contradictions, shape how we see ourselves and ultimately shape where and how our physical bodies will fail. Once structured within the automatic nervous system (ANS), emotional blocks are self-perpetuating and cause miscommunications between the brain and the tissues that lie along the blocked autonomic pathways.
Fortunately, the ANS is remarkably accessible for treatment, since about 90% of all autonomic nerve fibers reside superficially within the skin. Using interventions targeting the ANS, doctors have seen miraculous results. Widespread and seemingly intractable psoriasis has evaporated after the resolution of war-acquired trauma, autoimmune disease has completely reversed after a burdensome guilt was relieved, and allergies resolved after the patient made peace with a difficult past.
With the healing of emotional trauma, there are improvements in mood, energy, outlook, sleep, concentration, personal relationships, productivity, athletic and artistic performance, self- esteem and inner peace. The most powerful healing involves love, compassion, and forgiveness towards oneself and others.
Optimal mind-body healing is best achieved when the healing of emotional trauma is part of a comprehensive approach. This includes optimizing nutrition, identifying food intolerances, addressing toxic environmental exposures, normalizing the gastrointestinal microbial ecology, supporting optimal mitochondrial function, normalizing the immune response, correcting hormone balance and optimizing sleep.
The goal of treatment is not simply eliminating a particular disease, but for the patient to thrive and blossom, opening the way for a happier and more fulfilling life.
Dr. Philip J. Cohen, MD, ND is a founding member of Next Generation Medical and Wellness, an integrative medicine practice with a holistic approach to patient care. Through a combination of functional, orthomolecular, anti-aging, and bioregulatory medicines, highly individualized treatment plans are created that maximize and support the body’s innate power to heal, and encourage conscious living and lifestyle.
Location: Next Generation Medical and Wellness, 75 Bloomfield Avenue, Suite 106 Denville. For more information, call 908-455-2639.