Types of Injuries

While we can get injured in so many ways, we believe injuries fall into two categories.  They are:

  1. Discriminatory Injury (DI)
  2. Non-Discriminatory Injury (NDI)

A DI is when the brain is first to react to an anticipated event. The sequence of a DI is:

  • brain reacts,
  • body reacts,
  • absorption of injury to body,
  • cellular memory created and stored.

Most injuries fall under the category of DI.  When this is determined mental and emotional components play a role in resolving the injury.  An example of a DI injury is when you are in an automobile accident and you see the oncoming event before impact. The brain began reacting immediately to the event; with milliseconds going by before the body reacts.

This creates multi-layers of systems involved and all must be looked at to fully reconcile trauma.

An NDI  is when the impact to the body is prior to the brain knowing; (e.x. the brain has/had no foresight of the oncoming injury). The sequence of a NDI is:

  • body reacts,
  • absorption of injury,
  • brain reacts,
  • cellular memory created and stored.

An example of an NDI is when you are walking down the street and you twist your ankle.  The brain had no foresight of this injury and therefore was a secondary reaction.  NDI injuries tend to mend quickly because the injury is primarily physically based.