We have identified six treatments for PTSD which meet our criteria. These are: Non-invasive treatments which relieve the symptoms and require no continuing treatment, including pharmaceuticals. The links above lead to more information on each technique.
Neurofeedback and Biofeedback have each proven to work to alleviate the symptoms of PTSD. Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy has also proven to effectively alleviate the symptoms of both PTSD and Traumatic Brain Injury.
Neuro Linguist Programming is a technique which alleviates anxiety by displacing present reaction to stimuli by substituting less traumatic associations. Emotional Freedom Technique works to clear the meridians in the body, restoring balance.
More approaches are better because they allow us to learn about the technologies by comparison, gaining broad understanding. Also consider participating in the Path to Self-Renewal, an individually driven program, designed by Catherine McKibbin.
PTSD, Its Costs.
The effects of PTSD destroy lives, families, and joy. While today we associate the term with returning military all trauma in life can result in PTSD. Today we recognize people have persistent PTSD if the symptoms last for over one month. The condition impacts our community, stretching to breaking our economy and resources. If lives, and these costs, can be saved we need to come together as a community and save them.
Ashtabula has practitioners for both Neurofeedback and Biofeedback. Our hospital has a Hyperbaric facility. These are resources. We need to find the means for making Ashtabula a PTSD Free Zone so, together, we can weather the storms still coming, renewing ourselves, in terms of our health, spiritually and economically.
The three videos below provide insight into PTSD and its related components, including depression, and how these impact all of us today. This is a substantial problem, cited in this article appearing in the Star Beacon on June 30th.
The Star Beacon; Ashtabula, Ohio
Video from the Naval Center Combat and Operational Stress Control
Conference (NCCOSC) held in April 2011 in San Diego, CA. Part of a
presentation by psychologists at Camp Pendleton on the positive
effects of neurofeedback on active duty military members.
Find out more at www.homecoming4veterans.org.
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and Neurofeedback. Two war veterans talk
about how neurofeedback has helped them.
EEG Feedback for Peak Performance, featuring the work of
Rae Tattenbaum and Susan Othmer.
This is the reality of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. At the top of the page you can read further on the technologies now in use, which work to alleviate the symptoms, allowing those suffering to move on to normal lives.