Trauma

Healing faster from trauma

By August 17, 2016 March 2nd, 2017 No Comments

After experiencing physical trauma, no-one likes being incapacitated for long, especially athletes.

What can you do to assist your body in healing?

How do you help your body to heal faster?

You may have had an accident at work or home, or received an injury at a sports event.

Your trauma may have even been as a result of a surgical procedure. Whatever the cause, the severity of your trauma is directly related to the degree of pain, inflammation, and lack of mobility you are experiencing. Ironically, these very same symptoms are the very things that are holding you back, causing poor circulation and increased toxic wastes, and preventing you from healing and repairing quickly.

Your trauma may have even been as a result of a surgical procedure. Whatever the cause, the severity of your trauma is directly related to the degree of pain, inflammation, and lack of mobility you are experiencing. Ironically, these very same symptoms are the very things that are holding you back, causing poor circulation and increased toxic wastes, and preventing you from healing and repairing quickly.

Back to the trauma
You experience sudden, severe pain, swelling, inability to place weight on a lower limb, extreme tenderness in an upper limb, inability to move a joint through its full range of motion, or extreme limb weakness – what is going on?

When you suffer a trauma, the injured area is flooded by damaged tissues, white blood cells, and other specialized cells needed in the healing process. Much is happening at the injury site, and your circulation and blood flow is hindered as a direct result.

The intensity of the trauma will dictate the degree to which you experience pain, swelling, and decreased mobility. When soft tissue is damaged, blood from the ruptured blood vessels leaks out under the skin and pools. This causes the area to swell and form red or purplish marks that are sore and tender to touch.

The healing process
Your body’s wisdom knows how to heal. It uses the blood system to bring oxygen and nutrients to all parts of your body. It uses the lymph system to clear away all toxic wastes and injured cells.

The effectiveness of both the blood and lymph systems to assist your recovery depends on how well your circulation is flowing and how toxic you are right now.

Obstacles to Healing
The degree of toxicity in your body, before the injury and especially after the injury, has a very large impact on your recovery time. Poor circulation slows down the body’s ability to detox itself.

Healing effectively comes down to these two specific needs: good circulation and a low-level toxicity. Your injury has slowed both you and your circulation down. For the time being, you cannot exercise or move like you used to. Due to this decreased movement, toxic wastes will begin to accumulate in the very cells that need to heal, yet cannot.

A further complication is that pain and inflammation medications can cause constipation. This becomes another strain on the body’s already slowed elimination process and increases toxicity accumulation.

Many studies show that recovery is adversely affected by the accumulation of toxic wastes. Your symptoms, discomfort, and recovery time will improve in direct relationship to the extent that your level of toxicity is reduced.

Pain and energy
Pain comes hand in hand with any injury. It is the body’s warning signal that something is wrong. It tells you what you can and can’t do at this present moment. Best to yield to it as it is body wisdom is trying to prevent further injury.

Pain can affect your recovery in many ways. Strong pain can drain your energy. Low energy levels greatly affect your recovery speed. Your body needs energy to heal, repair, and detox effectively.

How you can help
You need to minimize the pain, swelling, and inflammation. In this way, you can restore the damaged area so your body can heal.

You can shorten the healing time by adhering to four specific actions:

•Increase your nutrition,

•Breathe deeper,

•Improve your circulation, and

•Detox.

Think of your body’s greatest needs right now as being food, water, and oxygen. This fuel needs to move through the injury site. The less toxic wastes congesting this area, the easier the body can deliver what’s needed.

By retraining yourself to breathe deeper, you bring more oxygen into your body to accelerate healing and decrease infection. By feeding your body high-quality food, supplements made from concentrated foods, and lots of water, you accelerate the pace of healing. Water is needed as a form of transport to get the nutrients into the site and toxins out.

Your body needs to receive healing nutrients. Your circulation has been decreased by bruising and swelling. What you experience is the pain, the body’s protective alert signal letting you know that it needs help. Oxygen and nutrients need to get through to the injured site.

You will not heal so long as this is not happening. Once your body can transport nutrients to the site of your injury and remove toxic wastes, you will recover faster.

 Kellyann