In the office we check for different stressors on the body. These stressors can interfere with health and scar tissue is considered to be one of the five major stressors. The reason scar tissue can be a stressor is because it is shown that 80% of nerve fibers go to the surface of the skin. This abundance of fibers is so dense under the surface of the skin that if one were able to remove the skin from the body without upsetting the network of sympathetic nerve fibers underneath, the individual would still be recognizable. When a scar occurs and the body heals it, the skin and nerves heal in a mish-mash way creating scar tissue. It is in the scar tissue that electronic impulses get lost and cannot flow through properly causing stress on the body. The end result can often be a concentration of electrical energy in the area of the healing scar. Dr. Ulan (the founder of Nutrition Response Testing) refers to this effect as acting like a condenser which collects electrical energy. As electrical energy is collected in this area it can randomly discharge amounts of this energy. This random discharge of energy can most certainly upset the control and balance of nervous system. When the nervous system is under stress and the brain is not communicating well with the body healing will be slow. This is why treating scars is so important.
Considering the effects of scars it is important to realize the following facts. The size of the scar does not correlate with how much stress it can put on the body. A small, seemingly insignificant scar may cause a great deal of harm as compared to a large scar which may have no effect on the individual. So size has no bearing on the effects a scar may or may not cause. Another important point of consideration is that not all scars cause the electrical stress on the body. A scar that causes this type of stress we call active. A scar may be active for a protracted period of time, may be active spontaneously, may be inactive for years and suddenly, for no apparent reason, become active, and vice versa. When the possibility of scars presents itself, it is important to check and correct the active scars as often as necessary until they no longer present as active. Periodical checking is also a good idea because of the possibility of their becoming active again later in the future.
Topical application of wheat germ oil or sesame oil, whichever the scar tests for, often will inactivate a scar. This may occur immediately or take several weeks to accomplish. Cold laser application is another method of inactivating a scar. This is done for a period of four minutes, usually done in the office but the practitioner can rent out a laser or have the patient buy one for home use.