An ACE score is the total of 10 different types of abuse, neglect, and household dysfunction. The ACE quiz is by no means exhaustive, with the glaring absence of death and loss.
However, it does correlate early distressing events from childhood to chronic adult illness like an autoimmune disease.
According to the Adverse Childhood Experiences study, the tougher your childhood, the higher your score is likely to be, and the higher your risk for later chronic disease and even a shortened life-span.
You can read more about the ACEs study and how to reverse autoimmune disease (any chronic illness) in Solving the Autoimmune Puzzle: The Woman’s Guide to Reclaiming Emotional Freedom and Vibrant Health.
You Have Your ACE Score. What Next?
First of all, the ACE score is meant to be helpful, not to freak you out.
Secondly, early childhood distress is one of several pieces to your health puzzle. It snaps in as a corner piece and joins your genetics, toxic exposure, and leaky gut. Your ACE score does not set your future in stone, any more than your DNA does.
In fact, one of the first steps you can take to heal your ACEs is to create a calm, safe place within you. Listen to the audio program and fill out the worksheet so you can start activating your relaxation system and letting your body feel safe.
My You Unbroken online program is therapy that you never knew you needed. Listen to the audio program, watch the videos, and fill out the worksheets so you can start activating your relaxation system and letting your body feel safe. It’s important that you learn to reframe your story, retrain your nervous system and stress response, and reclaim your power. You are worth it! I will be with you every step of the way. https://www.drkeesha.com/youunbroken