Common Health Conditions

Below are some health conditions and an explanation of how they are caused by toxic stress in the body:

Jaw Pain: Seeing ourselves as mammals, the response to a threat in our environment is to growl, snarl, bite. If this response cannot be actioned, then the energy of that response is trapped in those muscles. This causes a build up of tension which leads to a sensation of pain.

If someone is suppressing their anger, it can show up as pain in the jaw area. I have also seen this expressed as a feeling of swelling and heaviness around the chin and jaw area.

Allergies: In response to stress, histamine is released.