An emotion is defined as “a mental state that arises spontaneously rather than through conscious effort and is often accompanied by a physiological change (American Heritage Dictionary). Emotions are a perfectly normal and healthy part of everyday life. However, when frightening, stressful or upsetting events occur or when we deal with ongoing stress, we may begin to feel as though we’ve lost control of our emotions. Many of us struggle with stress in our daily lives. Stress may stem from many sources, including traumatic accidents, the death of a loved one, emergency situations, hurtful experiences, or inappropriate behavior directed at us at any age. Stress can also be a side effect of a serious illness or disease, or even the result of our daily experiences of work, family, commuting, and everyday living. We may experience short term stress, like getting lost while driving or getting into an argument with a friend. We may also experience long term stress, such as from racial discrimination, caring for a chronically ill family member, or struggling to get out of debt.
(Dr. Pierce patient who has mood & digestive issue explains her experience)
Stress in all of its manifestations can have serious health consequences. The Center for Disease Control estimates that over 90% of all health concerns, from headaches to indigestion to strokes, are associated with stress. Stress may cause or exacerbate illnesses or injuries, and create physical and/or emotional symptoms. Many of us experience certain symptoms when we are under stress, such as tight achy shoulders, upset stomach, anxiety, or fatigue. Usually the symptoms go away when the stress lessens. However, even the memory of an upsetting event may bring about a relapse in symptoms. Furthermore, many of us have stressful jobs or lives, and can never fully get away from the things that create stress for us.
When an emotion feels too intense to deal with, our subconscious mind may “stuff” that emotional experience into a body part, organ, or system (like storing stress in our shoulders, or our stomachs). People may try different types of treatments for symptoms such as backaches, upset stomach, and headaches, however if the underlying cause of the symptom or health concern is emotional, these treatments may only provide temporary relief.
Many who suffer from otherwise unexplainable symptoms or even illnesses may actually have stress or unprocessed, difficult emotions as the root cause of their conditions.
HOW WE CAN HELP:
Our clinic provides specific treatments to help separate emotions, thoughts, or memories out of the body part or organ system where they may be “stuck.” This does not make the emotion go away, it simply allows the affected body part to be free of emotional symptoms. This treatment is NOT an alternative to psychotherapy or psychiatry, rather this is a complementary therapy designed to help rebalance the connection between the emotions and the physical body. We recommend that those who are experiencing ongoing or more serious mental health challenges or those with drug or alcohol addiction be under the regular care and supervision of a licensed psychotherapist or other mental health professional or counselor before beginning this treatment.
Emotional Rebalancing is similar to our Allergy and Sensitivity Elimination Reprogramming Technique (A/SERT); however we focus on emotions instead of allergies. The protocol involves stimulation of the central nervous system and specific acupuncture points in the presence of identified balancing frequencies, in order to restore a healthy balance between the mind and the body. The stimulation is done using the Erchonia Low Level Laser. Other modalities may be used in the course of a treatment, including color or sound therapy, emotional freedom technique (EFT), affirmations, acupressure, and guided imagery visualizations customized to the individual’s situation, health history, and preferences.
The number and types of frequencies will vary from session to session and from patient to patient. A patient may require as few as one or as many as six or more sessions, depending on the severity of the issue, the severity of symptoms, and other factors. Treatments are 30 minutes or one hour in length. Hour long sessions are generally recommended for deeper or longer-lasting issues, ongoing situations, or any issue associated with a chronic illness or condition, while 30 minute sessions are best for minor or isolated issues or concerns.
In addition to the emotional rebalancing protocol, patients may also receive stress management, diet, or lifestyle counseling, customized diet guidelines, targeted supplements, chiropractic adjustments, and other treatments. Each patient’s protocol is individualized to that patient – your treatment protocol may look different than someone else’s treatment protocol. Be sure to follow your plan as carefully as you can, to ensure the effectiveness of your treatment.
Even if you are not sure, please give us a call. Dr. Pierce can help you determine the right treatment for your problem.