How do you heal a traumatized body?
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) helps reduce and eliminate the emotional burden associated with a particular traumatic memory, says Aguirre. Reiki, a form of energy healing that originated in Japan in the early 1900s, is another healing method that many find effective. More and more research suggests that exercise, when used in addition to other therapies, can help with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Whatever type of cure you try, all the experts interviewed say it’s important to make sure you’re working with a certified professional.
According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMSHA), trauma is an emotional or physical response to one or more harmful or life-threatening events or circumstances with lasting negative effects on your mental and physical well-being.