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  • Francesca

    A good read. I often wonder if there is scope for a team of natural health practitioners to do similar work to that done by Medicines Sans Frontiers. But instead of treating injuries, they’d treat trauma/shock. I’ve often thought Tibetan refugees arriving in Nepal after trekking through the Himalaya in street clothes, while being pursued by Chinese soldiers with guns, could use some anti-trauma treatment (herbal, nutritional).

  • Lynda

    Many of the symptoms described above also occur when people diet. When the body is used to a certain type and/or volume of food, depriving it of this, causes shock and all the related symptoms. You may think this an odd comparison to something like flood devastation or death but I have seen, and experienced that dazed state of confusion, disorientation, inattention to people and surroundings and short term memory loss and, in most cases, withdrawal symptoms, agitation, anxiety and panic. Add to this the physical feeling of being unwell that dieting often brings and you have a shock to the system. And it really doesn’t matter if you are on some high-priced “healthy eating plan” either!!

    I would heartily endorse all the recommendations above but add that Vitamin C is also a very useful stand-by. it can help to minimise the effects of dieting and you can’t overdose on it as the body simply rids itself of excess.
    When we are shocked or upset, we often don’t feel like eating and that compounds the issues; so I advise that wherever possible, if you can manage fruit and/or vegetable juice, try that as a way of keping up the nutrition you so desperately need in times of trauma.