A recent study suggests that acupuncture may be a promising alternative treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms, Dr. Rachum discusses in his WordPress blog.
PTSD is a physiological disorder characterized by symptoms such as insomnia, depression, anxiety, and depression. The disorder is also known to negatively impact relationships and can lead to drug and alcohol abuse.
The study showed that using acupuncture as a supplement in conjunction with normal therapy helps alleviate PTSD symptoms. Those that underwent the adjunctive acupuncture treatment experienced a decrease in depression, improved overall mental health, and general better physical well-being.
Veterans and active duty soldiers with PTSD, along with their family members, can receive free acupuncture from the Military Stress Recovery Project (MSRP).
The MRSP clinics have experienced reported success by patients who have been treated by the program. MSRP employs a group setting to offer a welcoming, soothing, and supportive environment. They follow the National Acupuncture Detoxification Association protocol, which places a series of five needles in one ear.
If you are suffering from PTSD, please talk to a professional and consult with them before seeking acupuncture as an alternative supplemental treatment.