Stress of Death
To more fully understand Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is to see it as a brain injury, not a mind disorder. PTSD is a chronic and debilitating injury affecting the neural circuits, including the amygdala and prefrontal cortex of the brain. This brain injury most often heals itself, but sometimes PTSD is so severe it can last for years destroying one’s life.
PTSD is most known from war casualties, but also adults and children who experience physical or sexual abuse, accidents, disasters, or some other serious event. It is also important to understand not all people who experience PTSD have been through a traumatic event. Some may experience this brain injury after an unexpected death of a loved one, friend, or even witnessing a stranger being involved in some form of trauma such as an auto accident.
The ones who usually experience a trauma followed by PTSD are ones who have already experienced some form of brain injury from childhood traumas, to experiencing a life of imbalance, lack of feeling secure, or painful issues with relationships.
The National Institute of Mental Health states the following.
To be diagnosed with PTSD, an adult must have all of the following for at least 1 month:
- At least one re-experiencing symptom
- At least one avoidance symptom
- At least two arousal and reactivity symptoms
- At least two cognition and mood symptoms
Re-experiencing symptoms include:
- Flashbacks—reliving the trauma over and over, including physical symptoms like a racing heart or sweating
- Bad dreams
- Frightening thoughts
Re-experiencing symptoms may cause problems in a person’s everyday routine. The symptoms can start from the person’s own thoughts and feelings. Words, objects, or situations that are reminders of the event can also trigger re-experiencing symptoms.
PTSD develops differently from person to person. While symptoms of PTSD most commonly develop in hours or days following the traumatic event, it can sometimes take weeks, months, or even years before they appear.
Symptoms of PTSD can come and go over time. Sometimes symptoms appear seemingly out of the blue. At other times, they are triggered by something that reminds you of the original traumatic event such as a noise, an image, certain words, or even a smell.
If you feel you or a loved one has PTSD seek assistance, allowing healing to be experienced.
Cannabis, a natural herb, has been shown to greatly assist people with PTSD, as well as many other ailments. Cannabis is becoming more and more available in the United States, including Colorado, although cannabis is still prohibited on the federal level in the United States at this time. In my opinion, cannabis will become legal on the federal level only when the pharmaceutical corporations take total and complete control and genetically modify it.
At this time there are many people worldwide who believe cannabis is evil and destroys lives. I would ask those to research how this herb became illegal to begin with. I am sure you have heard the term potheads, those who smoke cannabis, but with all brain altering substances intent is involved. There are many who smoke cannabis to escape. I would call them potheads. There are also people who drink wine to escape, I would call them wine heads, or scotch and you can call them scotch heads. The list can go on and on.
In 2015 I taught my Advanced Students of Life Energy Flow Tai Yi a treatment titled “Stress of Death”.
This treatment works with PTSD in helping to heal very deep issues of trauma. Many attach this disorder to war, but this disorder can be the result of childhood trauma, sexual abuse, mental abuse, emotional abuse, or physical abuse. Some forms of trauma as an adult, which can lead to PTSD are car accidents, natural disasters, and sudden illness, such as a stroke, heart attack, or death of a loved one.
Old beliefs die hard; unfortunately many die before their old judgmental beliefs die. Would it not be a wonderful world, if only truth could be spoken versus the lies of the elite corporations of this world? Would it not be wonderful if healing became the priority in everyone’s life?
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