Alternative Therapy for PTSD

 

Building Resilience  from the bottom up and the top down....a unique approach to treating Post Traumatic Stress Disorder with Traditional Chinese Medicine.

 

Trauma 
PTS (Post Traumatic Stress)
PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder)


 

This page is dedicated to the treatment of PTSD with TCM. Clients come to me with physical complaints like Neck-Shoulder and Back pain, stomach pains, headaches, insomnia....etc. and the origin of these pains may lay deep into unresolved trauma.

Stress, physical abuse and emotional trauma, unresolved grief, past and present violence are major causes of physical problems and can develop into chronic pain and illness. 


My specialized training 'The Treatment of PTSD with  Chinese Medicine'  helps me detect these underlying causes:  not only the body is treated but also the mind and spirit.

'Building Resilience from the bottom up and the top down'  is a unique program based on TCM principles and includes a variety of TCM therapies in a treatment plan that is adjusted to individual needs. 

 


 
Symptoms of PTSD

Re-experiencing the traumatic event
  • Intrusive, upsetting memories of the event
  • Flashbacks (acting or feeling like the event is happening again)
  • Nightmares (either of the event or of other frightening things)
  • Feelings of intense distress when reminded of the trauma
  • Intense physical reactions to reminders of the event (e.g. pounding heart, rapid breathing, nausea, muscle tension, sweating)

Avoidance and numbing
  • Avoiding activities, places, thoughts, or feelings that remind you of the trauma
  • Inability to remember important aspects of the trauma
  • Loss of interest in activities and life in general
  • Feeling detached from others and emotionally numb
  • Sense of a limited future (you don’t expect to live a normal life span, get married, have a career)

Hyperarousal
  • Sleep problems
  • Irritability or angry outbursts
  • Hypervigilance (on constant “red alert”)
  • Feeling jumpy and easily startled
  • Aggressive, self-destructive, or reckless behavior
 
Negative thought & mood changes
  • Guilt, shame, or self-blame
  • Feeling alienated and alone
  • Feelings of mistrust and betrayal
  • Difficulty concentrating or remembering things
  • Depression and hopelessness
Trauma can scatter a body, mind and spirit
PTSD treatment in Halifax - Alternative and Natural Medicine therapy
Alternative therapy for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder in Halifax
where to find help for PTSD, Post traumatic stress disorder in Halifax
 
Where to start - PTSD - Trauma- Abuse- Violence- Healing- Therapy in Halifax.

Living with someone who is suffering from PTSD can be extremely stressful and emotional and physical exhausting.   Talk to your doctor or other healthcare provider to discover the support resources for you.

Traditional Chinese Medicine is an intriguing and powerful ancient medicine system that can help treat PTSD as well as PTS and other trauma related mental health problems.

contact Anne-Marie - 902-240-2412 and I will answer all your questions.


AcupunctureHalifax Clinics in 2 locations:

Bedford (Halifax)

Middle Sackville




How to heal Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Trauma, PTSD

Building resilience from the top down and the bottom up with

Traditional Chinese Medicine Therapies.

                                                                          PTSD affects the whole family

 

Definitions



Stress- A physical, mental or emotional factor that causes physical/mental/emotional tension


Trauma- the lasting physical and emotional effects of an event that is, or is perceived to be, life-threatening. Trauma occurs where there is more activation than can be discharged at the time, overwhelming the nervous system. Trauma lives in the nervous system, not the event.

 


Acute Stress and Trauma versus PTSD- Acute stress/trauma happen during or immediately after the event, and can be debilitating. PTSD becomes evident sometime after the event, and is not experienced by everyone that experiences trauma.


Secondary Trauma- indirect witnesses/volunteers/first responders are at risk for secondary trauma. Slow, and can be cumulative, yet very serious. Can take longer to notice/experience.


Trauma Triggers- is an experience that causes someone to recall a previous traumatic memory, although the trigger itself need not be frightening or traumatic and can be indirectly or superficially reminiscent an earlier traumatic incident. Trauma triggers may or may not

result in trauma activation. Triggers can stimulate the physical/emotional responses of the trauma even when there is no recall of that aspect of the trauma.

Alternative and Natural Medicine Therapy for PTSD:  Relaxation therapy, Meditation, Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine Therapies, Life Style Counselling, Emotional Freedom Technique, Nutrition Counselling, Auricular Therapy (Ear Acupuncture), EMDR, 

PTSD and Trauma affects body-mind-spirit.

With Traditional Chinese Medicine Therapies all three of them are treated: 

Calm, Rebalance, Reconnect....