Treating Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) with Acupuncture
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a type of anxiety disorder brought on by experiencing a dangerous or terrifying event. This can include military combat, violent assaults, natural or unnatural disasters, divorce, death of a loved one, child abuse, sexual assault, and accidents. A person with PTSD may re-experience the traumatic event at times—through dreams or flashbacks—and feel emotionally withdrawn from people to whom he/she was once close. Other symptoms of PTSD include trouble sleeping, feeling on edge, angry outbursts, emotional numbness, detachment from activities that were once enjoyable, feelings of guilt or anxiety, and difficulty remembering the event. These symptoms can be triggered or exacerbated by certain words, places or situations that remind the person of the traumatic event. Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, or PTSD, is a commonly misunderstood condition that currently affects around 5 million Americans. Acupuncture can often offer profound benefit to people diagnosed with PTSD. Acupuncture works by regulating the flow of Qi or life force in the body. In the case of PTSD, there is often what is called a Qi wild condition, in which one’s life force/vital energy have become chaotic, disturbed, or grossly inconsistent. Acupuncture is a powerful way to settle such energetic disturbances and return the body and mind to a state of balance and peace. The 7 Dragon PTSD treatment as it is practiced today, was first presented by J.R. Worsley, a British Acupuncture Physician. Beginning in 2009 the US Air Force, Army, Marines and Navy began treating active duty military personnel using the Acupuncture treatment classically called the 7 Dragons. The goal of this emerging medical treatment is to treat PTSD without the use of drugs enabling the military personnel to perform their duties with a clear head. Personally I have witness this treatment calm down a person who was so emotionally distraught over her mothers health she could barely put a sentence together. I treated her using the 7 Dragon PTSD treatment and within 30 minutes she was peaceful and calm. I use this treatment on police officers, fireman, and hospital workers, anyone who has been emotionally traumatized. Practical use of the 7 Dragon PTSD treatment in situations where the patient has suffered an intense trauma and the patient finds it hard to let go. For example, a death of someone close to them, a situation where they have been abused, any obsessional thought that does not shift, or any situation that has caused intense suffering. I even used it on a woman who was stressed out about her divorce. The results are amazing. If you do not live close enough to come to my office, please print out this page and give it to your local Acupuncture Physician. They will understand the treatment protocol and can administer the treatment. Please make sure you choose a licensed Acupuncturist. Some medical professionals other than licensed Acupuncturist or Acupuncture Physicians perform acupuncture with very little training and do not have an adequate education in Chinese Medicine.