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How does one heal Scar Tissue?

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Posted by Dawn Hunter on 21.June.2013 SCAR TISSUE When Solutions Lead to Problems Producing scar tissue, a normal part of the body’s response to trauma, naturally provides healing and protection to a wounded area. Miraculous, isn’t it? That we can knit back together what has been torn apart! The problem is that the fibrous substance which creates the glue for mending, also leaves behind tension, restriction and disorganization. Who would think that this could cause health problems later on? But it can. When we understand that connective tissue is a three-dimensional web throughout the entire body, it’s easy to see why neck pain could be related to an abdominal incision. If a scar pulls on the front, it can over stretch or overwork the back, placing the body out of balance and at odds with the forces of gravity. Yet we tend not to connect the dots between our current symptoms and an old scar–especially if the two are in different places in the body. We also dismiss it by saying, “that was so long ago”. Recent ultrasound sonograms shed light on this mystery, revealing that adhesions which bind the fascia don’t always show up immediately, indicating that it takes months or even years, before such restrictions set in. We now know that as scar tissue matures, it begins to pull and drag on surrounding areas. Organs can even be affected. For example, adhesions can interfere with normal peristaltic action of the colon, which can lead to an obstructed bowel. Fortunately, there is a solution to avoiding complications after surgery by intervening with scar therapy. Results from a study presented at the recent International Fascial Research Congress showed that those who received post-surgical massage produced a much lower rate of adhesions than those that didn’t. Scar Therapy applies to all types of surgical procedures, and can reduce swelling, tightness and numbing; improve general overall tissue function; help restore natural appearance; and is fast, painless and permanent. Some examples of health issues remedied through scar therapy: ① One client had constant nerve pain from a lung biopsy. This added psychological stress to her daily life. She disliked the side effects of the medication prescribed. After one session she was freed from the post-operative stress that she had endured for years, and has since returned to swimming, her favorite form of exercise. ② The first physician referral was a woman who suffered from constriction in her throat, neck, shoulder, arm, head and jaw. She had several surgeries done through the lower abdomen. Standardized medical tests revealed nothing. After exhausting her options, she came for scar work. In one session, 75% of her symptoms improved. Shocking, but true–and it convinced me to continue exploring the work and educating people. ③ A hairdresser had cancerous lymph nodes removed through her armpit 14 years earlier. The pain and immobility around the scarring made her work difficult. In just three minutes of scar work, her range of motion and flexibility increased dramatically. ④ A man who had previously received lots of excellent chiropractic care and Rolfing came to me with persistent hip trouble. After addressing his old abdominal scar (appendectomy and mesh wiring for a hernia) lasting relief was finally achieved. ⑤ A 65 year-old yoga student was sent to me for Rolfing for uneven...

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An Interview with Paul Aurand

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           Paul Aurand is the former President and lead trainer of The Michael Newton Institute for Life Between Lives Hypnotherapy. He is the Founder and Director of the Holistic Healing Center in New York City and has over 30 years experience as a healer, hypnotherapist, and counselor. Based in New York City, Paul Aurand, MHt, is a dynamic educator, an award-winning Master Hypnotherapist, and Certified Hypnotherapy Instructor who has worked in the field for over 30 years. He has been honored as both “Therapist of the Year” and “Hypnotherapist of the Year.” Mr. Aurand teaches and lectures widely in Europe, North and South America, Australia, Africa, and Japan. He has been featured on both radio and television for his unique work with The Body Wisdom Process — a synergistic combining of hypnotherapy, interactive guided imagery, and healing touch. We’ve asked Mr. Aurand to talk to us about this process.  Awaken the Healer Within – The Body Wisdom Process An Interview with Paul Aurand  IACT: How very fortunate we are to have the opportunity to talk to you today. We know this topic is very near and dear to your heart. Let’s begin by asking how you came to develop the Body Wisdom Process? PA: I truly appreciate the opportunity.   Almost 20 years ago I was a staff Hypnotherapist in an integrative medical office. The doctor who headed the team specialized in patients with chronic illness or chronic pain. I was seeing 8-10 patients a day with conditions like fibromyalgia, PTSD, chronic fatigue, migraines, and multiple chemical allergies. Our patients were usually those who were deemed incurable by traditional western medicine, and were pursuing alternative treatments. I saw patients go from one practitioner to another, trying to get relief, but with only minor or temporary improvements. This just wasn’t good enough. Even with hypnotherapy I found I was doing primarily symptomatic treatments. I was using all of the tools I’d learned in my hypnotherapy training: hypnoanesthesia, pain management, stress reduction, even parts therapy, and still the results were unacceptable. So, I began to take a new approach. Rather than attempting to numb or remove the pain or illness, I began to explore a process to assist the patient in a dialogue with their body and the source of their condition. In time this developed into what is now known as “Awakening the Healer Within — The Body Wisdom Process.” IACT: What IS the Body Wisdom Process? PA: The Body Wisdom Process is a unique method that helps a client achieve an expanded state of consciousness, become an objective observer, and travel to the “source” of the trouble. Once there, we facilitate a dialogue with the body to find out what its message is and to find a solution to the condition. These insights and solutions come from a place beyond the limited conscious mind. They come directly from the body’s own inner wisdom. IACT: I’ve heard you lecture on this topic. At the time you gave an excellent example of the Body Wisdom Process — likening it to the movie “The Fantastic Voyage.” Can you explain that further? PA: The fantastic voyage is an excellent metaphor. In the movie a team of experts is shrunken and injected into the patient’s body to locate and resolve a life-threatening illness. In the Body Wisdom Process we...

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Quality Sleep: Balancing Soma in the Physiology

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Quality Sleep: Balancing Soma in the Physiology By Vaidya Ramakant Mishra In the fast-paced, technology driven world, more and more people suffer from sleep deprivation. Some fall asleep only to wake up several times during the night. Some struggle to fall asleep, then toss and turn most of the night. Some complain about being tired in the morning even though they sleep six to eight hours. In the worst cases, the struggle to sleep has become so daunting that people decide their time would be better spent on work or socializing. They stay up later and later, exhausting themselves and thus forcing their bodies to “crash” into sleep. Modern and alternative medicine have developed sleeping aids that alleviate the problem somewhat but still leave people sleep-deprived because these drugs and supplements are insufficient or habit- forming, or they induce artificial sleep, in which people get the satisfaction of falling asleep but don’t wake up refreshed in the morning. Chronic sleep deprivation leads to depressed immunity, physical weakness, and decreased tolerance of mental and emotional stress, all of which ultimately lead to illness. According to Vaidya Mishra’s research and experience, the root cause of sleeplessness is the lack of Soma in the environment, food, water, and the body. Soma, according to Ayurveda, is one of the three aspects of prana, which is the life force or the electromagnetic vibration that keeps the body alive. The other two aspects of prana are Agni and Marut. Soma is the lunar energy, Agni is the solar energy, and Marut is the energy of air and space. If we were to compare the body to a battery, Soma would be the minus, Agni the plus, and Marut would be the current between them. Another way of understanding prana is to view soma as the nurturing energy, agni as the transforming energy, and marut as the circulating energy. Somo ratrihi – At night, soma rules. (Shathapata Brahmana) Soma and good sleep have a reciprocal relationship. Sleeping at night enhances soma because lunar energy, the source of soma, is predominant at night. And vice versa, proper balance of soma ensures good sleep. Chandrama vai Somaha The moon is full of soma. (Sanskrit Quote) Unfortunately, in this modern era, agni and marut energy are predominant in the environment. They are found in the form of electromagnetic radiation from cell-phones, television, computer monitors, and from emotional challenges, bio-acidic foods, and low pH water. All these agni and marut energies dry out the nurturing and lubricating quality of soma, which results in poor sleep. In treating sleep problems, the value of soma is greater than all existing supplements or medical alternatives. The Brahmanas, an ancient Vedic text say: Somo vai aushadhi namadha rajaha – – Soma is the emperor, the king of kings in medicine. In daytime, the nurturing and calming effect of soma enhances the ability to handle mental and emotional challenges. At night, soma aids in falling asleep and maintaining quality sleep. Steps for balancing soma and improving sleep: 1) Check your salivary pH every morning. In practical terms, low soma can be understood as low or acidic pH. Balanced pH indicates balanced soma, which is necessary for quality sleep. 2) Favor organic vegetables and seasonal, ripe, juicy fruits. All meals should be fresh. Leftovers, canned, and frozen foods increase...

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