Anxiety, Depression, PTSD

Acupuncture for PTSD, Denver, COAs defined by the National Institute of Mental Health, PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) is an anxiety disorder that can develop after exposure to a terrifying event or ordeal in which grave physical harm occurred or was threatened. Current estimates from the National Institute of Mental Health are that “PTSD affects about 7/7 million American adults, but it can occur at any age, including childhood. PTSD was first brought about to public attention in relation to the exposure experienced by war veterans, but it can result from a variety of traumatic events. Violent assaults, natural or human -caused disasters, child abuse, car accidents, muggings and rapes are among the most common in our patients. PTSD can occur in the person who is harmed or who experiences the threat of harm as well as loved ones of the victim (from witnessing or learning of the trauma) and even strangers to the victim who witnessed the harmful event. PTSD is often accompanied by depression, substance abuse, or one or more of the other anxiety disorders”.

Acupuncture for stress disorders and PTSD works to release neurotransmitters involved in pain perception but also to activate regulatory mechanism that address the deep limbic sysytem, or “emotional brain”. Helping calm the sympathetic nervous system and the constant “Fight or Flight” mode often found in clients who suffer with PTSD and constant stress. Clients report significant improvement in sleep, pain perception, energy level, mood and overall well being.