Trauma of any kind, whether it be physical or mental/emotional, can be devastating to the health of a person. Here is the mechanism in which traumas manifest themselves within the body and result in its drastic reduction in vitality and function.
The body has many systems, such as the nervous, immune, circulatory, lymphatic, digestive, and reproductive systems (there are more, but I will spare you!). However, the body also operates by electromagnetic systems, and meridians (if you are familiar with acupuncture) exist in this system of the human body. For example, the stomach meridian begins just below the eye, travels down to the jaw and curls up to the side of the head, and then continues down the neck, chest, torso, genital area, down the legs and finally finishes its run on the second toe. This meridian is actually a one way flow of electromagnetic energy that in fact has been measured by equipment that has the capability measure such flow.
Each major organ of the body has its respective meridian and when these meridians are flowing properly, like a river without stony blockage, their organs function quite well. However, when a blockage in the flow of the meridian arises, turbulence and imbalance is created in the associated organ (think of a river with a large rock in the center, it disrupts the flow). It is similar to a circuit, in which electromagnetic energy in the form of electricity flows through the circuit, hopefully uninhibited. This flow meets resistance, and in the human body this resistance is determined by the fascial (thin fat layer in which the meridians course) tension. Fascial tension increases when we have toxins in our body, emotional stressors and trauma patterns. Thus, meridian flow is inhibited by all of these culprits, therefore reducing respective organ vitality and the overall health of the person.
Physical trauma, such as a broken leg, creates an imbalance in the area in which the leg was broken temporarily until the bone heals. During this time, meridians that run near the area of injury may be affected. For example, the stomach meridian runs just outside the front of the tibia or shin bone, and when this bone is broken it often times has negative consequences for stomach function as the trauma interferes with stomach flow. However, if proper healing capability is not present at the time of trauma, particularly strong kidney function and proper nutritional balance, the area will never fully heal even after it seems as if it has healed. The bone may heal in a few months, but the stomach meridian may still remain affected and have a stone blocking its flow.
In such a case, the body holds onto this trauma and it is never fully released, even though it seems that it has. Remember, the body compensates so it may seem questionable why this would be hidden but the body evolves with our hectic lifestyles. Thus, a person may have indigestion 20 years down the road from a broken leg that never fully healed because the meridian is still not truly in balance. In such cases, electromagnetic healing tools such as magnets, lasers, and specific types of stones can help restore function to the meridian that is out of balance.
Long lasting, chronic, and stubborn symptoms are often due to old traumas that have not fully been released.