Post Traumatic Stress Disorder causes many difficulties in people’s lives. Problems can include substance abuse, self-harming behaviors, eating disorders, and chronic pain. Studies have shown that the chronic pain syndrome resulting from minor motor vehicle accidents more likely represents dissociated memory that was laid down at the time of impact because of intense fear. Chronic illnesses and autoimmune disorders, such as rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis, lupus, and inflammation of the thyroid, digestive disorders, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia, all occur at higher rates in persons with PTSD.
People who suffer from PTSD require coping strategies that address the difficulties in multiple ways. One way to think about this is MBS – Mind, Body and Spirit. This allows the individual to begin to heal in the many ways that PTSD expresses itself.
Somatic or Body Expression
One of the primary issues with PTSD is the terrible anxiety people experience. Relief from anxiety requires quieting the brain. This also requires quieting the body. Strategies like meditation, relaxation with guided imagery, yoga and other breathing practices can calm the body and brain. These are exercises that can be taught in as little as a single session with a trained practitioner.
Research indicates “controlled dissociation” can have positive results in the treatment of PTSD. These include unregulated drugs like ayahuasca, psilocybin and LSD, marijuana. Ketamine infusion therapy, administered by medical professionals, offers a safer, more controlled option.
Energy-freeing techniques are of benefit for PTSD sufferers. These include acupuncture and tapping among others. Breathing techniques are important as well in encouraging release of tension and better energy flow throughout the body.
So some of this may sound “far out there” to many of you reading this. Those who are struggling with PTSD know traditional medicine offers little, if any, true remission. It is important to remain open minded, and promote alternatives when traditional approaches fail.
Could Ketamine infusion therapy be the thing that starts your journey to better health? Could this be part of the solution to your PTSD? Call the professionals at Ketamine Wellness Centers. We offer a comprehensive treatment that uses both traditional and alternative approaches. Give yourself the best chance of relief!
Dr. Ellen Diamond is the Clinical Psychologist for Ketamine Wellness Centers, Inc.