By Dr. Mark Pitstick
Have you ever heard the phrase, “She was scarred for life”? Usually, it refers to emotional scars and the lasting impact those can have on a person. Physical scars, however, can also negatively affect the quality and maybe quantity of your life.
Scars are the result of trauma that breaks the surface of the skin: surgery, cuts, injuries, animal or insect bites, injections, IV sites/ports, burns, stretch marks, body piercings and tattoos. Areas with old or active acne, boils, rashes or open sores can also act as scars. Again, skin trauma can be devastating to ones health and are sometimes the most important key in solving chronic severe health problems.
“Mary” had been perfectly healthy until age thirty-five and the birth of her third child. Then it was all downhill, big time. At age fifty-five, despite the best of conventional and natural health care, she was a cardiac invalid, completely bed-ridden and looked seventy-five.
Finally, someone told her about nutritional-based healing approaches and she was evaluated. Her doctor found that a scar—from an episiotomy and perineal tear during childbirth—was negatively affecting the energy flows to her cardio-vascular system. After treating the scar at home for several weeks, she began improving. After one year, she was totally healthy and looked and acted much younger than her age.
To explain how skin trauma can cause problems, I must describe a bit about how your nervous system works. Don’t worry, I’ll be brief and you won’t be tested.
One part of your nervous system, the sympathetic nervous system (SNS), regulates more active functions. The parasympathetic nervous system (PSNS), on the other hand, controls functions that require relaxation: sleep, optimal digestion and sexual arousal. The SNS and PSNS are supposed to predominate when needed so all functions of the body work normally.
The sympathetic nervous system fibers terminate or end on the surface of the skin. These fibers are so vast in number that—if everything else about you but your SNS were dissolved—your outlined form would still be recognizable.
Normally, the SNS fibers relay information in the form of nerve impulses—tiny energy currents—to and from the brain. However, scars can disrupt normal communication and cause problems. Instead of flowing smoothly, the energy can build up at the scar site and discharge in an unbalanced manner. Over time, organ dysfunction and associated symptoms can result.
Stay tuned for part 2 of this article shortly…..
– Mark Pitstick, B.S., M.A., D.C., has over forty years experience and training in hospitals, pastoral counseling settings, mental health centers, and holistic private practice. His training includes a premedical degree, graduate theology/pastoral counseling studies, masters in clinical psychology, and doctorate in chiropractic.
His book Radiant Wellness: A Holistic Guide for Optimal Body, Mind and Spirit was endorsed by Drs. Deepak Chopra, Wayne Dyer, Elisabeth Kubler-Ross, Bernie Siegel and others.
Mark has been a frequent radio and TV guest and hosts a nationally syndicated radio show. He has presented many workshops on holistic health and spiritual awareness. He has been a review editor and regular contributor to many magazines and e-zines. Mark founded the Radiant Wellness Center and the Stressor-Nutrient Balancing healing method.
Disclaimer: Listing improvements of past patients’ problems does not imply a guarantee for those with similar conditions. I do not claim to diagnose, treat or cure any disease. I do teach people and health care professionals how to assist the body in healing itself of imbalances.