The main conclusion was that the tremendous negative effect adverse childhood trauma has on one’s physical health extends far beyond childhood. In fact, adverse childhood trauma effects people for the rest of their lives.
The good news in that proper therapy holds the power to turn around the numbers and reduce the negative effect even in adulthood.
The ACE study proves once again that body and mind are closely interconnected. Trauma affects the entire system. Therefore, therapeutic approaches should address both body and mind as such.
Emotional healing is an extremely significant component in healing childhood trauma, related physical disease and other unhealthy lifestyles and behaviors.
Link to article on CDC web: https://www.cdc.gov/violenceprevention/childabuseandneglect/aces/fastfact.html