Trauma gets stored in our bodies. It leaves an imprint.
Repressed emotions and chronic stress create toxicity in our bodies.
And, these can lead to long term health problems if left unprocessed, affecting everyone differently depending on which body system is most vulnerable in a particular individual. In my case, this was my thyroid.
It seems so obvious now but it is something I wish someone had explored with me many, many years ago. Instead I was bounced around the medical system for 13 years because of an abnormal, unsolvable TSH number. I tried various types of thyroid medications that didn’t help and only made me feel worse. When I asked if there could be another reason and / or solution, I was dismissed, belittled and disregarded. No one ever asked what was happening in my personal life.
The books, The Body Keeps The Score, by Bessel Van Der Kolk, MD, and When The Body Says No, Gabor Maté, MD, were fascinating and eye opening. They finally made it crystal clear the connection between mind and body, and the science of their interactions. There’s even a specific field of medicine for this called psychoneuroimmunology and even more specific, psychoneuroimmunoendocrinology!
Socrates said, “For this is the great error of our day in the treatment of the human body, that physicians separate the mind from the body.”