A scar is the body’s natural response to healing by replacing lost or damaged skin. Scarring is essentially a malformation in normal cellular skin repair comprised of collagen, blood vessels, and sometimes foreign objects or toxins. Scar formation occurs for different reasons, including an outcome of infections, surgery, injuries, or inflammation of tissue. Scars can appear anywhere on the internal and external body. The structures of a scar varies depending on how the skin or tissue was damaged, how well the body heals, blood flow, skin type, personal and family history of scarring, the direction of the wound, location of the scar, and how old the scar is.
Many scars are only superficial, or have healed well, while others may cause a physical or energetic disturbance by the trauma induced to the tissues. Scar tissues can block flow to the area generating numbness, tingling, itchiness, sensations of heat or cold, achiness, and tendon/muscle restriction. An energetic disturbance may be caused by mental or emotional distress associated with the initial injury. At Ananta Health for the treatment of scars a patient is assessed with Autonomic Response Testing (ART) to determine if any scars are blocked physically or energetically. This is followed by addressing the issue (or multiple issues) to decrease physical or energetic traumas caused by scar tissue.