PTSD – Can These Two Little-Known Treatments Help?
The Two Treatments for PTSD that You Haven't Tried - Yet
Posted August 6, 2015
The Two Treatments for PTSD that You Haven't Tried
People who have experienced many different kinds of trauma can go on to suffer from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. This condition is not exclusive to people who have experienced a terrorist attack, or soldiers who have been in combat. PTSD can also stem from more subtle forms of trauma, such as experiencing abuse at any time in your life.
Common symptoms of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder include:
- Panic attacks
- Sleep disturbances
- Difficulty concentrating
- Intense fear
- Heart palpitations
- Recurrent and intrusive recollections
Today we’d like to highlight two relaxing, drug-free methods to treat Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder: Reiki and Cranial Electrotherapy Stimulation (CES).
Reiki: A Relaxing Blanket of Energy
Our Reiki expert Clara originally came to Reiki because she herself was dealing with symptoms of PTSD. Clara found that there was one massage therapist in particular with whom she experienced better results than she had with any of her other therapists. She asked the massage therapist why, and she said, “Ah, that’s the Reiki.”
Reiki is a frequency of powerful, healing energy that is readily available in the universe. We can be trained to act as a conduit for this energy, making it available to ourselves or to each other. Benefits from Reiki can include calming Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder symptoms, relieving pain, and assisting with recovery from surgery.
Clara describes Reiki energy as a “warm, fuzzy blanket.” Since she took her first class in Reiki fifteen years ago, her dedication to channelling Reiki energy has continued to grow, as a result of her advanced training and her daily practice.
CES: Balance Energy in the Brain and Body
Cranial Electrotherapy Stimulation or CES is a relaxing, effective treatment for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. A Cranial Electrotherapy Stimulation machine is a hand-held device that can be used at home. Small electrical currents are used to stabilize equilibrium in the central nervous system. Cranial Electrotherapy Stimulation is non-invasive, FDA-approved, and has been in use for decades.
How Cranial Electrotherapy Stimulation Works
A CES machine mildly stimulates the vagus nerve in the brain. The vagus nerve is often referred to as the post-trauma nerve because it connects directly to the oldest part of the brain, the “reptilian brain.” Traumatic experiences can change this part of the brain, putting it into a state of constant anxiety. CES restores balance in this part of the brain. Cranial Electrotherapy Stimulation can also relieve depression, release tension, elevate mood and normalize sleep patterns.
If you are suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and would like to find a relaxing, drug-free way to alleviate your symptoms, consider exploring two little-known treatments: Reiki and Cranial Electrotherapy Stimulation.
TAGS: Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, PTSD, Reiki, Cranial Electrotherapy Stimulation, CES