Study finds Trauma Greatest Risk to Public Health

According to Dr. Robert Block the former president of the American Academy of Pediatrics, “Adverse childhood experiences are the single greatest unaddressed public health threat facing our nation today”.  Most Doctors find stress a major factor in most disease processes. Doctors that use Neuro Emotional Technique have been observing this relationship for years and concluded that the worse the childhood trauma, the worse the physical suffering.


Dr. Nadine Burke, has produced an awesome Ted Talk explaining the adverse childhood experiences study by Dr. Vince Felitti at Kaiser and Dr. Bob Ananda at the CDC.    They studied 17,500 adults and their history of exposure to what they called adverse childhood experiences (ACES).  Those include physical or emotional neglect or abuse, parental mental illness, substance dependence, incarceration, parental separation, divorce or domestic violence.  For every yes you would get a point on your ACE score. The study found a direct relationship between Childhood trauma and health outcomes.

Childhood Trauma is Very Common

As many as 67% of the population had at least 1 ACE and 12.6% had 4 or more ACES. Middle-Class Whites have just as many ACES other groups studied.

The Higher The ACES The Worse Health Outcomes 

Furthermore, a person with an ACE score of 4 or more, had a risk of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease that was two and a half times that of someone with an ACE score of 0, for Hepatitis it was also 2 and a half times,  for depression, it was 4 and a half times, for suicide was 12 times. 

It Gets Worse

A person with an ACE score of 7 or more had triple the lifetime chance of lung cancer and three and a half times the chance of ischemic heart disease, the number one killer in the United States of America.”

What is Your Score?

You should consider checking your score. If you are suffering from cancer, pain, hypertension, depression, or just want to improve your health;  finding out your risk is can only help. Neuro Emotional Technique (NET) reverse the effects of years fo chronic stress. Most people feel immediate pain relief. This modality can determine if stressors are a factor in your health condition. Moreover, NET can even reverse changes in the brain that have occurred as a result of trauma.  Modalities that address stressors are so powerful, many monitoring urine samples have seen dramatic changes literally overnight.


Emotions don’t just exist in your brain.  Science now more correctly calls emotions Information Substance.  Emotions now should be considered more like a physical substance which is a combination of chemicals and hormones that attaches itself to DNA and makes changes to DNA replication.  They can are able to interrupt normal cell division.  This can affect your health and your thoughts. This is how past emotions and trauma can cloud your present. Emotions are normal. Maladaptation to any past event leaves you experiencing a part of that event every day for years and even decades.

Neuro Emotional Technique Can Help

Studies on the effects of trauma on adults are not yet widespread. Studies on the effects of stress on the brain are. If you are suffering chronic pain or any serious health condition, your plantation chiropractor can check to see if your stressors are damaging your health using NET protocols. Your NET practitioner can also help with removing blocks to your success, improving athletic performance and living your best life.    Check us out at Downtown Miami or our Plantation office. 

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