Acupuncture for PTSD
The effects of post-traumatic stress disorder in someone’s life can be far reaching. Feelings of hopelessness, shame and despair, problems at work or with relationships, serious health problems, depression, anxiety and drug or alcohol abuse are not uncommon.
Recently, acupuncture - and specifically auricular acupuncture - has been shown to be very successful in addressing the symptoms of PTSD. Patients are treated using the National Acupuncture Detoxification Association (NADA) protocol, a series of 5 needles placed in one ear that address the needs of people with PTSD. These highly effective 30-minute treatments soothe and reset the nervous system to help those suffering with PTSD cope. Patients report stress reduction, improved mental clarity, improved energy, enhanced performance, better sleep, fewer bad dreams and headaches, less anxiety and depression, reduced anger and pain, improved general health and better relationships.
If you or a loved one struggles with this difficult condition, I urge you to give acupuncture a try. Give me a call if you have questions, and if you'd like to get on the schedule.