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07 dec

Auto Accidents and Survival Energy

EmilyVanHornYour body may still be in “survival” mode even though an accident is over.

Every year millions of Americans are injured in auto accidents. Studies have shown that most car accident victims showed symptoms of PTSD. Even a simple fender bender can have a great impact on the nervous system.

After a car accident, many people suffer a wide range of symptoms: feeling disoriented, loss of appetite, sleep disturbances, anxiety, anger, depression, physical pain that can’t be explained, fear of being in a car, or driving past the accident site, etc. Symptoms may not surface for months and may seem unrelated but can be directly linked to the trauma suffered during your car accident. If you have lasting symptoms and can’t find relief, the solution may be found in treating the trauma in the nervous system.

What happens during a car accident, or any situation that feels overwhelming to the nervous system, is a surge of survival energy comes up in order to help the body cope. When that intense amount of adrenaline floods us and doesn’t get released, parts of us can remain in survival mode. Trauma is a result of the deregulation of the nervous system not the actual event itself.

The good news is that you can learn how to use your body’s untapped resources to help regain wellness. In Somatic Trauma Resolution Therapy, (STR) a skilled practitioner incorporates cutting edge techniques from traditional medical, psychological and physical therapies with the goal of healing the nervous system; helping it to discharge shock and trauma in a safe and gentle way. Treatments for the physical body like chiropractic and acupuncture can go more easily when combined with STR, and healing can happen in a relatively short time and can leave a person even more resourced and empowered than before the accident.

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Posted by Emily Van Horn on December 7th, 2010 in Health, Uncategorized | 1 comments Read related posts in , ,

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