Trauma has both a medical and psychological component. Medically, trauma refers to a serious or critical bodily injury, wound, or shock. Psychologically, trauma refers to an experience that is emotionally painful, distressful, or shocking, which often results in lasting mental and physical effects.
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Healing the Body
To manage some of the physical after-effects of trauma, you may need the following: