A recent event in my family, brought home the importance of really understanding the significance of pain and inflammation in our lives.
Pain and inflammation is an important and vital messenger!
I have always believed that life has a grand design for each and every one of us.
We all live, according to our own individual destiny; which needs to unfold in a particular way, for our own journey.
As such, life gives us lessons, so we can learn about our SELF and our own journey.
The key is to actually understanding those lessons and having the willingness to learn, change and grow from them!
What the heck does this have to do with pain and inflammation?
Well, an awful lot! Let me explain.
My son is a competitive gymnast and was training for an upcoming event. When he had an “accident” during a vault and landed abruptly on his head, neck and right shoulder.
There was significant hyper extension to all these areas. Needless to say he was not feeling very well.
Particularly the next day, once the shock wore off and the pain and inflammation began to set in.
The first thing we did was address the physicality of the incident. I had him ice the areas, off and on for 15-20 minute periods. I also began to give him trauma remedies specific to the shoulder, since this was the area he was concerned about.
He then had a soak in the tub with some Epsom salts and went to bed. The next morning he got up for school and said he felt a bit off, but thought he was okay to go to school.
He did mention his stomach felt off, and I missed the clue! It was 6:30 in the morning after all, and I was in my office already doing research and work for the day.
I should have immediately realized he had a head trauma!
Needless to say he called home by 9:30 to come and get him, as he thought his head was going to explode. Poor guy, I then, of course realized we had completely missed the head and neck trauma over worrying about his shoulder.
Inflammation had begun its takeover of the soft tissues and probably skull.
Pain and inflammation has a biological purpose to help us heal ourselves on every level.
One a physical level its purpose is to provide protection and healing fluids to the damaged area.
Once home we did more icing of this area, as well as I made up specific remedies for head and neck trauma.
It’s important to stay on top of the inflammation and the healing process.
Inflammation is always a healing process.
However, if you let it go unchecked, it can create more damage, with it’s over exuberance to heal and create chronic inflammation. Especially in the head!
Too much inflammation can damage other areas of the soft tissue. Eventually leading to scar tissue, as your life force begins to give up the fight.
My son, did sleep a lot that first day, with me waking him often to check. I don’t mess around with head trauma!
It’s vital to be on top of them and watch for any worsening. With proper care, ice, remedies, good food and fluids he slowly began to recover over the next couple days.
Even though his headache went away after 2 days, which meant the inflammation was easing. He did say he felt “foggy”, which is a huge side effect from head injuries and one I often see not resolving, when not properly cleared.
During any accident, head and neck trauma, not only is there an emotional and mental state that is triggered due to the excessive fear and shock of the accident.
But this will have occurred because of an already existing unhealthy state of mind.
Every “accident” creates physical, mental and emotional damage!
Life has taught me that there is usually something underlying these so-called “accidents”. Some state of mind that makes us susceptible to them.
Nothing just randomly “happens”, there is always a reason.
You may not always be able to consciously understand the reason at the time. This is when hindsight comes into play.
In this case, my son admitted that he had been feeling really overwhelmed with his life. Due to his heavy school, training and workload. He had felt like his life had gotten out of control.
On an emotional and mental level, accidents are often due to being out of “control” in your life.
The pain and inflammation is just the messenger of exactly where you are out of control in your life – neck and head injuries represent being too stuck in your intellect, denying some emotion from full expression.
Learning to cope with life in a self governing way is so vital to be a healthy and successful individual.
So we discussed ways to help resolve this overwhelm, with some planning and proper coping skills. I gave him some remedies, again, specific to the overwhelmed state, just to help him let it go faster.
Dynamic medicine is truly the only thing I have found to significantly shift states of mind quickly and profoundly.
Dynamic medicine is completely objective and works by natural laws. It causes no side effects – only true healing effects.
Which is why I love it so much! As well, the remedies I gave him for the physical symptoms also address the state of mind behind them. Very cool!
Pain and inflammation does has a biological purpose.
To help heal and protect you.
“Accidents”, have a purpose; to wake you up and let you know you are heading down a self destructive path.
If we can learn to take the time to stop and reflect on what life is trying to tell us, then we will evolve as a much healthier person.
One who consciously controls their life and environment in the right way. Not letting life control them!
As a follow up, less than a week later, Jesse is recovering quickly. His Osteopath, says it is a testament to his health, strength and flexibility! Now, let’s hope that my son has learned this life lesson well, so as not to repeat it.
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