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In brief, I set out to deal with the condition holistically. I found great help with acupuncture, and some vitamin supplements. However, the greatest help to restoring health came from deep and focused honesty and meditation in my personal life.
I began focusing in meditation on my physical symptoms. For example, I noticed the feeling of the nervous system "shaking me"... I decided my body was telling me something like "HEY you! Wake up I need to talk to you".
Following the meditation further I realized that the thyroid was the 'control center' of the body. In what ways was I presently 'out of control' of myself.... I followed the meditation further.
There is too much to summerize here but interestingly I found through indepth exploration, meditation, and the help ultimately of a very good therapist ----that I had been the victim of a very young and violent sexual abuse incident.
Because of my young age (approximately 4 years old) I had repressed all memory of it. My path to discovering it was amazing. Exposing the memory terrorifying (including at first physical reactions such as vomiting and specific pain in a specific place in my brain).
Apparently, Amnesia is common in abuse for children under 6 years old--- I later learned.
I then went on and learned through research that it is common for sexually abused children to have endocrine problems because of the initial "rush" of hormones associated with a highly traumatic event.
Typically the initial rush of hormones sets a pattern up in the body of misfiring when conditions reflect the initial trauma in any form. I can only imagine that the hormonal system goes awry early in life this way that it is difficult to notice and therefore heal.
Healing my body has been encouraged by the gentle, supported, exploration of this horrific memory that I had completely surpressed. By shining light on the event I am able to take control of how it has impacted my life.
By practicing new ways of 'taking control in my life' my health has dramatically improved. And shining light on this very painful memory has helped my whole family suddenly make sense of my life, various problems we've faced, over the years and saved my marriage.
I would be happy to talk with anyone interested in learning more about my experience and recommend for one dealing with a 'thyroid' issue that they consider possibly meditation and pyschotherapy as a way of unraveling their disease.
Is it any wonder that women are both the major sufferers of thyroid disorders AND the majority of childhood sexual abuse victims. We have the power to heal ourselves and one way to do so is to find our stories and share them with the world to help create change and to celebrate our survival.
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