Encoding Trauma, Neurobiology of

Under certain conditions, an event becomes encoded as a traumatic memory and is immutably stored. Recall of the event, either consciously or by inadvertent stimuli leads to the release of stress hormones. This produces a maladaptive response and leads to disease. Remarkably, as will be discussed, it is possible by understanding the underlying biology of the encoding process we can remove these unwanted memories and cure the consequences of arising from the traumatic event.

The body is generally thought of as an electrochemical organ, and as in the nature of light, which is both wave and particle, the electrical and chemical components of the body are two sides of the same coin. There is no chemical release without electrical stimulation, and there is no electrical activity ...

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