Post-traumatic stress disorder, also known as PTSD, can be devastating to those affected. The symptoms of PTSD may persist for years, and may include nightmares, irritability, avoiding situations, associated physical ailments, etc. Fortunately, help is available.
Conventional forms of treatment may include counseling and medications. These forms of treatment can offer a lot of assistance, including coping skills and support to individuals affected by PTSD.
However, there are also a number of complementary options based in holistic medicine. These treatments can be a great adjunct to conventional methods, with the possibility of improved results and a better quality of life.
The stress of PTSD can be very hard on the body, which can be damaging in the long run. This stress or damage may even aggravate symptoms. A Naturopathic treatment may utilize a number of vitamins, minerals or supplements to help mitigate some of these damaging effects by preventing them from occurring. There are various tests available to determine the proper types and ratio of vitamins and minerals to be supplemented, to make sure their use is both safe and effective.
Overall health and well-being can also be improved through diet and lifestyle. Unhealthy lifestyle choices can promote various imbalances in the body. These imbalances may act as aggravating factors in the severity of PTSD symptoms. For example, digestive health is associated with mental health, where inflammatory or digestive imbalances can negatively affect mood.
Solutions can also be found in ancient forms of medicine, such as acupuncture and herbal therapies. The use of acupuncture is supported by various studies. Used traditionally, incorporating various forms of diagnosis, such as a thorough medical intake and tongue and pulse diagnosis, acupuncture may relax associated tensions in the body. From my own personal experience, I have seen this type of treatment provide amazing results and be very calming and mentally stabilizing. Herbal medicines are another form of treatment that can be used to support the body's stress response and reduce anxiety.
PTSD can have a huge impact on ones life. Thankfully, a number of treatments and therapies are available that can reduce suffering that you, or someone you know, is experiencing.
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