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Post-traumatic Stress Disorder May Ease with Acupuncture

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Acupuncture is an alternative medicine treatment that may bring significant relief for post-traumatic stress disorder. This disorder can bring with it terror, nightmares, and fear of impending disaster. Untreated, it can open the door to substance abuse and dementia.

Several scientific studies indicate that acupuncture as an alternative medicine treatment can be a solid remedy for post-traumatic stress disorder. It can relieve anxiety, depression, insomnia and pain. Acupuncture can bring significant relief that can last more than three months after treatment.

"Research conducted by the Pentagon has shown that soldiers suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder are more likely to accept acupuncture and other non-exposure alternative medicine treatments because patients do not want to have to share their experiences. In this research, acupuncture was also shown to bring fast and significant improvements. In fact, word-of-mouth about the efficacy of acupuncture seems to be spreading fast as a recent US army study has shown that 1 in 4 soldiers turn to alternative medicine such as acupuncture to help them deal with their disorder."

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