They are more frequent over her thighs and inner arms but appear anywhere on her body.
They are worse when she is stressed but also happen when she is not stressed or anxious.
I have done my best dermatologic interventions including anxiety reduction, Parts, NLP, a couple of sessions on psychophysiological release and a cellular cleanse. After the psychophysiological sessions the hives got better for several hours. Unfortunately, they returned and nothing else has helped at all.
I’m at a loss as to what to do. I even did a regression session and it did not help either.
I had a client with a severe case of eczema. She had deep, painful lesions on her shoulders and itchy patches on her chest, and the insides and outsides of her arms and legs.
According to German New Medicine, physiological conditions serve a biological imperative.So, the problem isn’t the body running amok. There’s a reason for it. It just may not make sense to the conscious, thinking mind. I have certainly found GNM accurate with many of the somatic conditions I have worked with! Having insight into how the body-mind “thinks” has helped me identify what to focus on during a session.
The skin is our most immediate contact with our environment and indicates boundary issues. Hives or eczema serve the same function. In effect, the skin is responding to a perceived threat and expressing either “come here” or “go away.” (If the condition appears on inside parts of the body like inner arms or legs, that indicates a need for connection. If it appears on the outside, the body is expressing defensiveness, a need for distance.)
With my client, all attempts to resolve the condition, so far, had failed. She had been through the standard regime of cortisone treatments and even tried 10 session of Brain State Repatterning. She saw some improvement but not complete resolution.
Stress made it worse. So she attended my 7th Path Self-Hypnosis course which focuses on releasing internal, emotional stress. Self-hypnosis definitely helped so she then decided to schedule private sessions. And we began regression work.
The symptom producing event was located in the client’s teens. She was picking fruit with her mother and had forgotten to bring a cover-up shirt. Her mother would not let her go home and she got a severe sun burn on her shoulders. But that was not the cause of the eczema. That was merely “the last straw”. When the internal pressure reaches critical mass the body starts expressing symptoms. So I bridged back off of this event to earlier situations.
The pattern was soon evident. Her condition had everything to do with Mom.
As a child she was rejected by her mother and severely neglected. She was left for hours alone and only attended for dutiful feedings or diaper changes. Her saving grace was her father who adored her. But most of her time was spent in the care of a mother who did not want her.
So the person she depended on most to meet her primary needs was not safe. Her body was screaming the conflict - “come here” AND “go away.” (This is a common pattern with incest clients. Where symptoms appear in the body, however, will be determined by the part of the brain that was impacted during the causal event. And THAT is determined by the nature of the perception at that time.)
The regression revealed that the client had been the product of a rape, an event her mother had kept secret from everyone, including her husband. The child became a constant reminder of the event and the shame she endured because of it. This realization allowed the client to accept and forgive her mother AND herself. She came to peace. And the skin condition disappeared.
It took a week or so for the lesions to heal completely, but the itching and oozing and pain evaporated immediately following that session. The condition has not returned (it’s been about six years).
The body knows how to heal. It’s designed to self-regulate. When it doesn’t, there’s a reason. It’s a block. Our job is to help remove the block so the body is no longer inhibited from doing IT’S job. Hippocrates taught this.
With your client, the removal of the tattoo obvious acted as a trigger for some unresolved emotional issue. It could be associated with the tattoo, so I would want to know what was going on in her life when she got the tattoo. And also her reasons for having it removed. And what was going on in her life 6 months ago.
Arms and legs often reflect unexpressed fight/flight responses. We run and kick with our legs. We strike out and protect ourselves from attack with our arms. It could be a simple matter of attitude, i.e. “grin and bear it”, overriding the body’s automatic protective response to avoid the pain of the tattoo process. Or it could be something much deeper, as it was with my client. Either way, you’re looking at trauma. It could be a “big Trauma” like abuse. Or it could be a “little trauma” typical of the misperceptions in childhood.
Stress makes symptoms worse. But we are not always consciously aware of stress because subconsciously held stress tends to build up over time. Like the frog that is placed in cool water and slowly brought to a boil, we may not realize we are being “cooked” by unrecognized fears, anger, resentment, guilt, etc. Our negative self-talk yammers away in the background generating anxieties we can come to accept as “normal.
The fact that you got temporary relief from the various interventions you employed suggests there may be a deeper cause. The trick is to find the thread. Then follow it back to it’s origins and release the trauma.
You’ll find a link to a free downloadable book on skin conditions under FREE STUFF on my website http://www.devilstherapy.com/.
Hope this was helpful!