Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine for Treatment of PTSD

Acupuncture Treatment for PTSDDid you know that roughly 60% of men and 50% of women world wide experience at least one trauma in their lives? Research has shown that 7 out of every 100 people will develop PTSD at some point in their lives.

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, or PTSD, develops in some people who have seen or lived through a shocking or scary event that either is, or is perceived to be, life-threatening. Not everyone that has experienced a trauma will develop PTSD. Symptoms generally develop 4-6 weeks (less than 3 months) after the traumatic event, but sometimes they are not evident until years after.

Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine can help alleviate the PTSD by activating the parasympathetic nervous system, which is the opposite of the sympathetic nervous system which maintains the PTSD response. When you help your body get out of the PTSD response, you can start to feel better right away.

Working with a professional cognitive behavioral specialist is highly recommended while you can help your body get out of the “physical alarm” of PTSD. Don’t wait for anxiety, sleep disorders, or constant flight or fight to dominate your life and daily activities. Consider Acupuncture and Chinese medicine as a complimentary therapy to help your PTSD.

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