Acupuncture has been getting more attention as a treatment for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), particularly from post-combat military veterans. There are good precedents for the use of acupuncture to treat post-traumatic stress disorder. Walter Reed Medical Center, a military hospital, is investigating acupuncture as a viable treatment for returning veterans. The results from acupuncture have shown that it is an effective modality for treating the symptoms of PTSD. Correctly placed needles help the body re-regulate itself from the effects of stress, PTSD, depression and anxiety. In turn, this allows individuals to focus on their activities and enables them to better cope with daily events.
If you or someone you know suffers from PTSD, contact All and One Acupuncture in Portland to learn how Chinese medicine can help.