I am an anti corporal punishment activist (search "Swayseeker corporal punishment" on the internet.)
Adelle Davis, in Lets Get Well, tells us this: "It is now generally accepted that severe crippling arthritis is a psychosomatic illness resulting largely from unconscious accumulated anger" (for example, the beaten pupil is not allowed to express his anger to the teacher beating him or her). Dr Hans Seyle found that emotional stress (corporal punishment is very stressful) and harm to soft tissues produced by hitting and so on can cause calcium to be laid down in the damaged soft tissues of the body of animals. Dr Seyle produced the counterparts of such human diseases as arthritis and hardening of the arteries in this manner. Diseases such as scleroderma myositis, dermomyositis and bursitis have in common calcification of soft tissues. The tissues may become calcified following such slight injuries as bumping into furniture, pressure of brassiers and so on. It seems to me that many could be suffering permanent damage due to excess calcium having been deposited because of corporal punishment and this permanent damage could be causing anger.
The Anger and Stress Management Centre of South Africa agrees with me that stress can cause many diseases.
In my view the combination of stress and hitting is particularly bad.
Calcification at the circumcision site?
Eddie Miller (Swayseeker - find me on the internet)
DD, DO, CPI
Clinical Trials of Texas, Inc.