Inflammation in our Bodies; Inflammation in our World: The Tao of Trauma

This course explores the growing movement in medicine to look at illness through the lens of inflammation and the potential it provides to bring us together. This lens supports a comprehensive look at the nature of illness and includes the relationship between our world on fire and our bodies on fire.

Inflammation in our Bodies; Inflammation in our World: The Tao of Trauma

1:00 hour
On-Demand
Video
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Certificate On Completion
CEU/CPD/PDA

Taking this course, you will be able to

  • Help transform the foundations of inflammatory illness in incomplete traumatic stress responses.
  • Support more regulation in your patient’s nervous systems 
  • Help them provide the respect, protection, encouragement, love and care their children and our communities need to thrive.
  • Prepare people to bring grounded and strategic actions to the critical need to protect

Course Overview

So much polarization around vaccines and viruses – climate change and politics, yet we so desperately need to come together as a world’s people to sort out the complexity of healing these desperate challenges! Can we find a “middle way” to come together, transcend the burden of polarization and find our common humanity?

This course explores the growing movement in medicine to look at illness through the lens of inflammation and the potential it provides to bring us together. This lens supports a comprehensive look at the nature of illness and includes the relationship between our world on fire and our bodies on fire.

Our inflammatory response is triggered when tissues or cells are damaged or threatened. It’s a mirror of the Self-Protective Response – if we can move through all its steps, then the traumatic experience doesn’t leave its imprint in our tissues. If we experience additional threats before the last one has been fully digested, the sense of threat accumulates into growing dysregulation and growing inflammation.

We have an epidemic of inflammatory illness. It is mirrored in an epidemic of environmental and social inflammation. Global temperatures are rising, forest fires are destroying the regulating influence of forests, and political demagogues have fertilized distrust and hatred. Our world and our people exist as a hologram, mirroring each other. Healers can help.

CoVid 19 is an inflammatory illness. In addition to being vaccinated — the difference between a mild and a fatal case comes down to the presence of pre-existing states of systemic inflammation – being of advanced age, having heart disease, inflammatory bowel illness, diabetes, obesity, cancer, or auto-immune illness.

The Chinese axiom of all illness as an expression of “the strength of the pathogen and the strength of the host” may help us find a way to come together and heal ourselves and our world. 

The wisdom of this axiom can also inform efforts to transform the impact of our world on fire. Healers can play an important role.

Clearly – our world needs its healers. We have a critical role to play in creating the regulation required in our communities so that we can come together and transform the challenges of our lifetime.

Interested in more on this subject? Read Inflamed: Deep Medicine and the Anatomy of Injustice, by Rupa Marya and Raj Patel – or hear about it on Youtube:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8TdS9jX49b0


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Course Reviews:

An enlightening synthesis o

March 6, 2024

An enlightening synthesis of Traditional Asian Medicine theory and bioscience. Takes into account mind, body and spirit in health and harmony or ill health and disharmony. Good references and suggestions for further reading and study.

Elizabeth Sommers PhD MPH LicAC
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About the Teacher

Alaine D. Duncan, M.Ac., L.Ac., Dipl.Ac.

Alaine Duncan is an acupuncturist and a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner. She is the author of The Tao of Trauma: A Practitioner's Guide for Integrating Five Element Theory and Trauma Treatment. Alaine has a fascination for the interface of East and West, the personal and the political, the individual and the collective -- and holds a special place in her heart and her mind for the role of healers and healing in cultural transformation.

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