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Scarring Affects Health

Cold Laser and Scar Therapy

Understanding the nervous system

The presence of scar tissue on or in the body have a dramatic effect on proper nervous system function.

The autonomic nervous system (ANS) is the part of the human nervous system that operates without our conscious control directing it, in organs and systems such as the beating heart, digestion, immune response and interrelated organ function. The ANS has two parts – the sympathetic nervous system (SNS) and the parasympathetic nervous system (PSNS). The SNS controls stress response as well as active states, such as exercise, while the PSNS controls digestion, relaxation and repair.

The Significance of Scars

Scars on the surface of the body have been found to cause hidden disturbances in the functioning of the ANS because more than 80 percent of the SNS fibers are located in the skin. Research has demonstrated that any area of the skin that heals by scar formation has increased sympathetic nerve innervation. These scars sometimes act as capacitors that accumulate nerve energy. They can misfire at will, creating negative responses within nerves, organs and other areas of the body near or distant from the scar.

Balanced 4 Life has worked with many clients who have experienced significant increases in health that coincide with treatment and recovery of problem areas related to scarring. Examples of treatment and recovery include reversing a heart condition through treatment of a scar on the web of the hand, as well as improved kidney function from working with an old appendicitis scar and relief and recovery from emotional depression through the treatment of a C-section site. The list goes on, and the results often are quite remarkable.

Treatment of Scars

An active scar is targeted with a cold laser treatment and a topical massage of wheat germ oil, both of which stimulate the healing of skin. Some scars can be persistent, and, if left untreated for a length of time, can reactivate and result in a noticeable decline in health. The best way to manage a scar is to massage it regularly with wheat germ oil.