EP17: Ellen Heed on the Four Domains of Pelvic Health- Biomechanics, Biochemistry, Trauma/Emotions and Scar Tissue

What Ellen Shares:

  • How to assess the origins of pain in the body, and the four domains of health
  • Your unconscious mind lives in your body!
  • How castor oil and self-massage can to help heal your scar tissue
  • How those with elastic connective tissue are drawn toward yoga and veganism … and how that can contribute to tears and injuries during birth
  • How diet (especially eating animal products) influences healing
  • The differences between collagenous and elastic people
  • Her February Touch Skills workshop with Kimberly, where you can learn to feel the difference between emotional tension, biochemical tension & scar tissue in the pelvis

What You’ll Hear:

  • The four domains of health – biochemical (inflammation), emotional (tension stuck in the body), biomechanical (posture, ergonomics, constitution), and scar tissue (1:06)
  • Painful sex origins (1:38)
  • Scars affect our physiology (6:10)
  • Birth has a potential of scar tissue, which can cause pelvic/sexual pain (6:35)
  • One domain of health affects another (7:51)
  • The difference between scars and adhesions (9:24)
  • Chronic emotional upset causes inflammation (9:45)
  • Is your problem scar tissue? (13:02)
  • Scar tissue as a cause of bad posture, and a result of it (15:29)
  • Connecting pain, trauma, and biomechanics with scar tissue (17:28)
  • Connective tissue characteristics: are you chewing gum or a superball? (19:54)
  • Using collagen products to supplement after birth (22:18)
  • Case study: how veganism might influence healing after a pelvic floor tear (22:35)
  • Can your body heal well, without eating meat? (24:28)
  • Our relationship to the world based on our connective tissue (27:00)
  • People who are more collagenous are more extroverted, shoot from the hip, and move toward diarrhea under stress, and do very well on a plant based diet; people who are more elastin are more introverted, take a long time to make decisions, move toward constipation under stress, and tend to build a weak type of scar tissue, unless they have animal protein in their diets (28:40)
  • How do we know when tension is emotional? (34:40)
  • How important it is to have tools in all four domains of health (37:35)
  • Assessment is everything (38:18)
  • 39:25 – 39:47 Audio problem
  • You can feel the difference between emotional tension, biochemical tension & scar tissue (39:48)
  • Touch skills workshop with Ellen and Kimberly – learn how to feel these differences (41:49)

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