Many people suffer from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) in their daily life. It can derive from many different factors such as disasters, violence, aggressive behaviors, or trauma. When someone experiences PTSD, it can cause symptoms and health problems within the body including insomnia, depression, and anxiety. These symptoms wreak havoc on the body, and finding a treatment plan that can best treat these symptoms becomes essential. Some clients turn to acupuncture to treat PTSD symptoms.
Through its minimal side effects and beneficial healing effects, acupuncture can be a very effective method of treating PTSD symptoms. By providing relief and balance, acupuncture can help someone suffering from PTSD return to a normal life, alleviated of physical and emotional anguish. Here are some of the
Benefits of using acupuncture to treat PTSD symptoms.
1. No negative side effects.
This is one of the best benefits of acupuncture as a treatment plan. Unlike other methods of treating PTSD, such as using psychiatric drugs, there are no chemical substances involved in acupuncture treatments. Because of this reason, you will never have to worry about any negative side effects. The most you will feel is a slight tired or heavy feeling during the process. Acupuncture can be very emotionally releasing, so you might have some unexpected emotional responses to your treatments. However, most clients say these symptoms are not alarming, and instead, find them relaxing and freeing. Acupuncture provides you a safe, alternative way of handling some of the more emotional symptoms of PTSD.
2. Quick recovery process.
Because acupuncture isn’t too invasive and doesn’t introduce drugs or foreign substances into the body, you won’t need to spend a lot of time recovering after treatment. Most patients are able to leave treatment continue with their normal activities later on in the day. Therefore, this acupuncture method is commonly recommended for those who may be too busy with routines and activities or don’t want a time-intensive treatment plan. Just remember to give yourself a little bit of time to rest immediately after an acupuncture treatment. Acupuncture is highly relaxing, and some feel a bit tired immediately following treatment. Rest will help with these symptoms as well as help accelerate the overall recovery process.
3. Effective in treating several different symptoms of PTSD.
Acupuncture is a wonderful treatment plan for PTSD because it can treat a number of different PTSD symptoms effectively and simultaneously. Acupuncture is very useful in treating many different ailments, including depression, muscle pain, soreness, headaches, and others. You will be able to feel the improvements on your body quickly. Acupuncture can also treat symptoms that are more psychological rather than physiological such as anxiety, depression, and insomnia.
Once you have heard of the benefits of acupuncture and the healing it can provide for ailments, such as PTSD, you’ll want to find an acupuncturist that will best treat symptoms. The best way to find a good acupuncturist is to look for one that listens to you about your ailments, responds to your requests, and adjusts your session as it best fits your treatment needs. Reading reviews might help you find an acupuncturist you like, as well as asking friends and family who have received acupuncture for other ailments. On our RiverWest Acupuncture site, we have several testimonials from clients that have come to us and experienced healing. The important part is finding someone that makes you feel safe and heard during your whole acupuncture treatment.
RiverWest Acupuncture in Portland has had many years of experience in treating health issues, both of the body and the mind. Through providing relief to your PTSD symptoms, our acupuncture treatments may help provide the healing you need to return to a normal life after PTSD.
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