Category Archives: Physical Illness

Effects Of Childhood Trauma On The Stress Hormone Cortisol

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Study Suggests Writing About Our Traumatic Experiences Can Be Beneficial To Health

 

 

 

 

 

 

We know that childhood trauma is strongly associated with poor mental and physical health in later life (e.g. see the ACE study) due to the hazardous, longterm effects of prolonged and repetitive toxic Read the rest

Labelling And Understanding Our Emotions May Reduce Inflammation And Improve Health

If, as children, we grew up in an environment in which we were subjected to severe stress over protracted periods of time the way in which our internal physiological systems would normally operate may be seriously compromised. Such long-lasting stress Read the rest

Complex PTSD, Muscle Armouring And Physical Pain.


One of the hallmarks of complex PTSD is a perpetual feeling of being under threat, stemming from constantly feeling afraid and vulnerable during childhood. This is true even though the threatening circumstances of our childhood have long since past and, Read the rest

Beliefs Instilled In Early Life Change Our Biology And Gene Expression

 

 

Bruce Lipton PhD, author of the book ‘The Biology of Belief’ proposes that our perception of our environment affects how our genes express themselves and this proposal is backed up by experimental data.

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Childhood Trauma And Its Link To Adult Chronic Pain.

DISCLAIMER: NEVER ASSUME PAIN IS DUE TO PSYCHOLOGICAL CAUSES – ALWAYS CONSULT AN APPROPRIATELY QUALIFIED PROFESSIONAL TO HAVE ITS CAUSE PROPERLY INVESTIGATED.

The rehabilitation specialist, Dr John Sarno (Rusk Institute for Rehabilitation Medicine, New York University, theorized that a significant Read the rest

Childhood Trauma, Inflammation, The Immune System And Severe Adult Health Implications.

A study conducted in New Zealand, involving 1,037 children, assessed these young people according to :

  • the degree to which they had suffered maltreatment as children

  • which socio-economic group they belonged

  • the extent to which they had suffered social isolation
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How Mental And Physical Suffering Generated By Childhood Trauma Are Intrinsically Interlinked.

 

 

 

Perhaps the best-known study on the effects of childhood trauma on the individual is the ACE (Adverse Childhood Experiences) study conducted by Felitti and Robert Anda in the 1990s. The study involved a survey of 17,337 volunteers … Read the rest

Childhood Trauma May Accelerate Ageing Process And Reduce Life Expectancy

 

 

Research conducted by Puterman (2014), a specialist in stress and ageing, suggests that those of us who suffered significant trauma and consequential chronic feelings of stress as children may :

a) be more prone to disease and illness Read the rest

Why Is Physical Illness More Common In PTSD Sufferers?

If we have suffered from significant childhood trauma leading to the development of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in our adult lives this also puts us at increased risk of developing various unpleasant physical symptoms. This is because the trauma has Read the rest

Hypnosis For Headaches

Hypnosis Treatment For Headaches :

Research suggests that if we suffered from significant and protracted childhood trauma we will, as adults, have an increased susceptibility to suffering from headaches and migraines during our adult years.

Examples Of Research Studies Showing

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How Emotional Suffering Is Like Physical Pain.

 

At the height of my own mental turmoil, which lasted many years, my emotional suffering and distress were so intense that the only way I could carry on was to remind myself constantly that I could escape it through Read the rest

Stressful Experiences Linked to Childhood Obesity

We are frequently reminded by the media that, in the western world, obesity in children has increased at an alarming rate since around the 1970s; worse, this rate of increase is expected to keep on growing for the foreseeable future. Read the rest

Adverse Effects on Physical Health of Childhood Trauma

A vast amount of research has been carried out on the potentially devastating psychological impact of childhood trauma upon the individual. Far less, however, has been conducted on such trauma’s effect on physical health (or, as it’s also termed, psychobiological Read the rest

How Childhood Trauma Can Reduce Life Expectancy By 19 Years.

Childhood trauma clearly puts the child who experiences it under great stress; the more protracted and intense the traumas, and the more traumas the child suffers, all else being equal, the more stress is inflicted upon the child.

A very Read the rest