In cases with trans-generational trauma, the original, unresolved trauma is carried over from previous generations to the current one. For those coping with this type of trauma it can be confusing to address and understand since the symptoms they are experiencing are not based in their own life history or experiences.
I would like to present some of the reasons homeopathy can be a helpful tool for this kind of trauma and to explore one homeopathic remedy with symptoms that link to trans-generational trauma in a very fascinating and beautiful way.
What do we know about trans-generational trauma?
Research is now confirming how stress and trauma may be carried over to children and grandchildren. This includes studies of DNA, genetics, social patterns and behaviours, stress and resiliency, attachment disorders, PTSD and many other categories that can be isolated and studied.
For example it is understood that genetic imprints of traumatic experiences can be passed from one generation to another epigenetically and not just by learned behavior and social patterning.
Why is this so important? DNA is the part of our cells that provides the instructions for cells to be created. As long as the DNA is healthy, it can give healthy instructions for newly created cells that comprise a healthier body.
If there is continued degradation of the epigenetic structure of our genes this could mean lower immunity and fertility, and an increased susceptibility to cellular mutations.
There are also scientifically unexplainable experiences of trans-generational trauma, such as experiencing our ancestor’s memories in some way, or holding onto an energetic pattern of a trauma that is repeated in the next generation.
These can be explored with homeopathy regardless of whether they seem unusual or implausible. I have studied TCM and acupressure and these old traumas and wounds can be treated and resolved as well with acupuncture or the gentle touch of an acupressurist.
All of these modalities acknowledge the immaterial, energetic part of the person and how that may be blocked or stagnant since the trauma happened, whenever that may have been in the past.
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(I received their kind permission to repost the introduction on my blog. I thought it would be very helpful to my patients.)
Dr. Anke Zimmermann, ND, FCAH, Naturopathic and Homeopathic Physician, Victoria, BC
Dr. Anke Zimmermann, ND, FCAH is a naturopathic doctor with a special interest in developmental and behavioural disorders, vaccine injuries, homeopathy and CEASE Therapy.
Dr. Anke Zimmermann, ND, FCAH, Naturopathic Pediatrics
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