A closer look at the effects of scars on our bodies.
Perhaps most, if not all of us have been marked by a scar at a certain time of their life as a result of an injury, disease, or surgery. Whether they are small or large, keloid or not, dark or light, scars are overall undesirable and often create additional problems that are more significant than just a skin blemish. These scars often carry strong emotional components depending on what caused them. Most importantly, they can be responsible for altering the body’s homeostasis, and therefore, our health. Many people, however, do not recognize or value the importance of scars due to lack of awareness of the health implications a scar can have.
A scar is fibrotic tissue that results from the biological process of wound repair in the skin and other tissues of the body, like the fascia or the connective tissue. Scar tissue is composed of the same protein collagen as the tissue that it replaces, but the fiber composition of the protein is different; usually of inferior functional quality to the normal collagen.
Connective tissue was mostly considered to have an exclusively structural function, but now it is known as a high-speed signaling matrix using biophotons and electromagnetics transmitted by liquid crystalline structures in a collagen network.
Dr. James Oschman, Phd., explains the importance of addressing scars when he states: “ The fascia forms the largest system in the body as it is the system that touches all the other systems”. In other words, our body works as a human bio-computer that communicates via microcurrents through this body matrix or connective tissue.
An adhesion or scar tissue can disrupt this communication among the systems (i.e lymphatic, circulatory, nervous system etc) causing blockages which, over time, will result in problems like chronic inflammation, postural changes, stiffness, pain or organ dysfunction.
There is increasing interest among specialists in the complications after abdominal surgery due to adhesions. Besides abdominal pain, here is an example of what can happen in the body: If an adhesion develops, it retracts the fascia and, since the abdominal fascia communicates with the lumbar fascia, it pulls it into hyperlordosis which makes the hip flexors contract. This leads to altered lower extremity alignment by provoking the legs to rotate externally to improve our base of support. This scenario often ends in back, hip, knee or foot pain.
Bio electro-stimulation technology works by producing microcurrent electrical impulses that communicate with the body’s nervous system when electrodes are placed against the skin. When using the proper frequencies for connective tissue, this technology is able to restore normal electrodynamic properties of the tissue, normalize cell signaling, improve circulation, lymphatic drainage and increases neuropeptides.
Scars often cause no local symptoms and therefore go undiagnosed, so it is important to address all by scars obtaining readings of the impedance of the skin and clearing them (Voltage of scar tissue is different than surrounding tissue).
Once we clear a scar, it loses its ability to electrically disrupt the flow of communication within the body. Post-operative scars can be cleared after 6 weeks, but this technology can be used sooner, at a different frequency, to help with the pain and healing during the initial healing response.