Post Traumatic Stress Disorder or PTSD affects around 5 million Americans. This can be a debilitating and difficult condition.  PTSD symptoms include: irritability with outburst of anger, difficulty concentrating, migraines,  anxiety, depression, and insomnia.

  Many treatments and techniques that are considered  complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) therapies within the U.S. are part of conventional medicinal practices in other parts of the world.  

.Acupuncture treats Post Traumatic Stress Disorder by harmonizing the energetic imbalances that are the cause of this condition, regulating the flow of Qi or life force the body and mind return to a peaceful and balance state.      

Acupuncture works on both emotional and somatic symptoms. The efficacy is due to the similarities between the known pathology of PTSD.  Treatment for most patients is a 4 to 6 week program at which time we will assess the progress and find a long term care for the individual condition. 

Studies conducted by the Pentagon have revealed that most soldiers affected by PTSD would be more inclined to accept non-exposure treatments such as acupuncture for PTSD. The biggest reason for this is because the soldiers need not share such traumatic experiences with their psychiatrist. Besides, acupuncture has been revealed to provide rapid benefits to patients through faster healing.                       The improvements due to acupuncture were also found to be very rapid and significant.

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