Toxic Trauma and Emotions are Linked in the Brain
In this post I discuss using Muscle Reflex Testing (MRT, or Applied Kinesiology), and visualization techniques to remove toxins and the links exposure to them may have with emotional trauma. I speak from personal experience, having used MRT to learn that the presence of toxic substances caused my physical symptoms, that certain emotionally traumatic events were linked to them, how they came to be linked, and why my own emotions were so readily ignited with unconscious memory of those traumas. I discuss a personal example in my post “Finding Toxins and Repairing Tissue”.
What is a Toxin, The Physiology of Toxins Inside the Body, Symptoms
Removal of Toxins–The Power of the Nervous System
Toxin removal is tricky in many cases, but most likely there are associations between the toxic exposure and emotional trauma that help to make each victim patient unique. Other posts on toxin removal are: “Treating Sleep Disordered Breathing in Kids“, “Cholesterol and Heart Disease“, “Finding Toxins and Repairing Tissue“, “Mind-Body Medicine and Joint Pain“, “Obesity and Pesticides“, “Genetics, Toxins and Autism.”
It is critical to remove all links to events that have caused emotional trauma simply because the brain wants to protect a person from more trauma by “walling off” conscious memory of the events. The brain “walls off” the conscious memory by sending inhibitory neurons from certain centers to prevent cells representing that memory from firing off if an unconscious memory triggers a physiological response. The brain will also block the release of toxins from areas where they are “stored” because the toxin does such damage to the tissues.
The brain knows no other method to prevent damage, and it uses programs already present in the brain. These programs developed during fetal development to handle metabolites suddenly created by differentiated tissue/organs that would harm the development of other tissues/organs in an organism that had not yet developed a closed circulatory system. In most cases this meant holding the dangerous metabolites in structures that are fairly inert in the embryo (e.g. cartilage, and later bone), until the embryo had formed systems that could process the metabolites, break them down and excrete them from the body.
Innate Programs For Removal
As cartilage changes into bone, the toxins are surrounded by a harder substance until macrophages, formed for the purpose of remodeling, can carry the toxic metabolites out of the body. All of these embryonic metabolites are much safer in connective tissues, where true segregation can occur, once the baby has fully formed and when released from bones/cartilage during growth, they can get broken down in interstitial fluid. However, that doesn’t handle the toxins we get from our environment after birth (or before, if the mother is exposed to dangerous toxins).
Metabolites formed in the embryo that can interfere with other activities can be sent elsewhere as well. I discovered with questioning my brain, using MRT, that they were sent toward either end of the gut tube deep within the embryonic body, shortly after it formed. The gut tube starts as an involution of cells from the ectoderm inward, into the body at the anal end and progresses toward the oral end, fusing with the ectoderm there. Once these cells enter into this formation of the gut tube, they become endoderm. The anal end of the tube also fuses its endoderm with ectoderm there. Both ends form epithelial plates.
Substances can cross an epithelium but are controlled better than if the open holes were filled with loose mesenchyme derived from the mesoderm that formed by ingress of cells at the same time as those forming endoderm. It is called mesoderm because it sits between the epithelia, ectoderm and endoderm and remains as loose, separate cells until it starts forming other tissues. The embryo can get rid of these unwanted metabolites much faster by sending them to these ends of the gut tube than by sending them to a now thickening ectoderm that is rapidly forming either skin or neural plate.
This embryonic program is one of the first established for getting rid of substances toxic to at least part of the body that is forming, and is probably formed in the developing neural plate long before we can see a brain develop. It probably has never been lost since those days. Thus the only program the brain has for handling most toxic chemicals are these embryonic ones, and the bad stuff stays in the body, stored in bones, or is sent toward the derivatives of the tissues surrounding the oral and anal plates, the nasal/oral openings and anal openings of the body.
Emotions, Toxins and Their Links in the Brain
During recall of an emotional trauma, unconscious memory cells are linked to physiological responses that release the toxins, causing all sorts of bad physical symptoms. However, as mentioned before, the liver cannot handle most of these toxins and the body, therefore has the inability to get rid of them easily. Thus, they cycle through the tissues until the brain shuts down those tissues to prevent the toxins from moving (one type of workaround).
The unconscious memory cells are closely linked to “emotion” cells. When the brain blocks conscious memory of a traumatic incident, it doesn’t block the connection the incident has with emotions. Often a person suddenly feels sad but doesn’t know why, simply because the conscious memory cells are being blocked, but the unconscious memory cells are not. Emotions are critical therefore, to finding where the toxins are stored. To help the brain find the toxins, a patient has to guide the brain to finding the toxins by triggering the bad emotions. Thus toxin removal can get very tricky at this point.
A person can train the brain, using MRT, to find the emotional links and, therefore, the toxins. The person can use the body’s own chemical dynamics and transport mechanisms in the interstitial fluid, lymphatic fluid and blood vascular fluids to suggest to the unconscious brain methods for toxin removal. All toxin removal demands basic chemistry (breakdown of larger compounds to smaller units), control of flow of particular ions in the interstitial fluid along the paths necessary for transport of the toxin, finding the ions needed to combine with the toxic elements, signaling the cells that hold these ions to release them at a particular time and place, and then having the toxins crossing the final boundaries associated with endothelial cells lining blood vessels and other outlet tubes from the body.
Personally, I have successfully unlinked toxins from my emotional trauma so that the toxins can be released. Mind-body medicine techniques, as outlined above and in my post”Finding Toxins and Repairing Tissue“, helped to guide my brain in methods for the removal of different toxins, always directed by asking questions of the unconscious brain, using MRT, about the specifics. The most important method of all was thinking:
- about how to move the toxins from one place to another,
- about the basic chemistry needed,
- about how the interstitial fluid flows in directional patterns inside the body.
The answers came when I asked my brain a lot of questions on how to do all these things. I had to learn how to recognize when that removal was being blocked (both in the body by damaged tissues, or in the brain by cells commanded to do so to prevent toxins from moving around the body, in “workarounds”).
Since the traumatic exposure to toxins happened when I was a baby, there were thousands of workarounds that I had to undo to get most of these toxins out of the body. With each removal of a workaround, I got enormous physical feedback that they were being released from storage areas (bones), by the rush of these toxins into channels in the hypodermis that caused any one or more of the following symptoms:
- breathing difficulties,
- (For more symptoms, see “Toxins”)
Very often I could track the pain, e.g. from my thumb, then in the shoulder, then in my nose, knowing that the toxin was traveling up connective tissue under the skin and following it deep between muscles to the pharynx. I also felt very strong emotions ranging from anxiety to depression, to anger and to rage. Usually the emotions came first, followed by the physical sensations, as if the brain was testing a memory pathway in the brain first to trigger the emotion, and then following its association pathways to places in the brain that blocked the movement of the toxin, or identified its past sequestering places in the body.
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