Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is an anxiety disorder that can occur after you experience a traumatic event such as near death experience, personal injury,or death of a loved one.Common symptoms involve detachment, loss of emotional responsiveness, memory loss around trauma, recurrence of trauma in thoughts, dreams or flashbacks, and exaggerated startle responses to normal events.
Acupuncture & TCM Can Help
Current PTSD treatments consist of pharmacological and behavior therapy. Acupuncture is a non-invasive, non-addictive treatment proven to be as effective. In one study involving more than 320 patients, almost all experienced improved sleep, and reduced anxiety levels and frequency of headaches. The Department of Defense supports the use of acupuncture to treat PTSD and Veterans Affairs recommends acupuncture for anxiety, pain, and sleeplessness.
Acupuncture in a Nutshell
The most well-known traditional Chinese medical procedure, acupuncture is the practice of inserting thin needles into the body at specific points to relieve pain or treat a disease. Acupuncture triggers spontaneous healing reactions in the body, and scientific studies have proven its efficacy for treating inflammation, pain, depression and a host of other disorders.