Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

You may be experiencing episodes of anxiety, panic or irrational fears that are triggered by something in your conscious world or subconscious. For military or law enforcement personnel it could have been something you saw during duty that triggered mental trauma. For some it may have been emotional trauma experienced during a life event.

When a traumatic event happens, your body’s sympathetic nervous system that is a part of your autonomic nervous system prepares your body for action. The adrenals secrete hormones to speed up your heart rate, increase blood flow to muscles, increase the release of sugar into the bloodstream from the liver.

Anyone with PTSD knows that after the initial incident, sometimes the stress disorder shows up via a trigger in the environment or sometimes seems to appear with no rhyme or reason.

Acupuncture for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder is effective and safe without the use of prescribed pharmaceuticals. The method uses a sequence of acupuncture points on the ear or auricular acupuncture. This treatment stimulates the parasympathetic nervous system to slow you down and gently put your feet back on the ground.

Those experiencing the effects of PTSD can combine acupuncture therapy in addition to other treatments or use acupuncture treatments without the use of other treatment methods.