If you have ever dealt with a physical injury perhaps you can remember how areas of your body compensated to deal with the injured part. If you had a knee injury maybe you limped for some time, one side of your body becoming stronger, tension and aches resulting in some areas while other areas became more flexible. This is what happens with a physical injury. What about an emotional one?
Body structure changes with both physical as well as emotional trauma. With a physical injury, though apparently local, a systemic effect results with changes in neural activity, blood and lymph flow, and muscular contraction. Since the body acts as a unified whole, collectively responding to injury, any minute change will have a profound effect on the structural function of all aspects of the body.
When an emotional trauma exists, the body likewise responds in this manner. More