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DSC00293 Chronic Illness

Studies are beginning to show that chronic illness can develop out of trauma. Trauma can heighten the stress response, sometimes permanently, and the increased inflammation from a heightened stress response can lead to autoimmune disease. The Central Nervous System is directly correlated with our Parasympathetic Nervous System. Our somatic responses are triggered by heightened inflammation within the body. These illnesses can then become their own traumatic experience. Lupus, for example, has no cure and can be severely debilitating.
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Studies are beginning to show that chronic illness can develop out of trauma. Trauma can heighten the stress response, sometimes permanently, and the increased inflammation from a heightened stress response can lead to autoimmune disease. The Central Nervous System is directly correlated with our Parasympathetic Nervous System. Our somatic responses are triggered by heightened inflammation within the body. These illnesses can then become their own traumatic experience. Lupus, for example, has no cure and can be severely debilitating.