Cellular memory is a controversial concept / theory, whatevs you like to call it. Theres quite a few other theories stating loosely the same thing; that healing negative emotions takes a holistic approach … and a shitload of T I M E.
Basically, cellular memory, is the idea that trauma can embed itself into our cells; our dna; our being. Well that’s what I get from it anyway.
So, if you believe this … which I tend too … then it seems a little weird, that you would only treat these things, separately, not collectively.
As an Indigenous person, I believe that we are holistic beings and that separating our ‘states’ is rather ludicrous. That if something traumatic happens to our physical being, does it not make sense that the trauma would also happen in our mental, emotional and spiritual realms also? That we’d not carry it in our dna; our cells?
Which brings me to my point … the ‘treatment’ of pts(d).
Now, I’ve never been a great advocate for drugs and have had historic issues with drugs and drug addicts. I admit that a lot of the ‘issues’ which have shaped how I see a drug user, are probably unfair. So I did some research and tried to approach it a little more objectively.
Turns out, that even though Veterans are reporting the benefits of smoking weed to treat pts(d), they are still denied access to weed. Those who are lucky enough to live in a state where medical marijuana is legal and where pts(d) is an ‘approved condition’, can try it, but apparently only about half the states with medical marijuana programs allow its use for pts(d). And here in the good old NZ, weed isn’t legal At -All.
Am I advocating for the use of weed for pts(d), or any other health condition where it could be useful?
Yes, I think I am.
Because; if the theory that trauma embeds itself into our cells; our dna; is correct (relating to pts(d)anyways) … then don’t yah think we’re gonna need something a little more than an antipsychotic and an anti anxiety med to relieve; or even heal it?
I guess the thing with weed is, (and this not a medical analysis by any means!) it permeates you’re entire being – your mind, your body, your emotions. It has the ability to numb what needs to be numbed (pain related), calm, enhance or diminish and relieve.
Is that not what we who have pts(d) are looking for? And can’t get a prescription for?