Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (Ptsd)

Health Issues/Symptoms Connections

"Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (Ptsd)" Issue / Symptom Connections

Below you will find various relationships to, and potential clinical treatment approaches for post traumatic stress disorder (ptsd).

It is critical to appreciate that in Chinese Medicine, treatment for "post traumatic stress disorder (ptsd)" is rarely focused on the symptoms exclusively. Alternatively, a practitioner is looking at the factors that led to the development of "post traumatic stress disorder (ptsd)" - i.e. the "cause(s)".

For non-practitioners, we recommend reading treating the "cause" and not the "symptoms" for more on the overall approach and the importance of the TCM diagnostic system in formulating treatment approaches.

Some acupuncture points are considered "empirically" related to a specific condition or diagnostic pattern. While this would rarely, if ever, dictate the entire composition of a treatment, the following points should be considered, possibly even more so within the context of acupressure:

  • View EX Huatuojiaji at C2 (Sides of Spine at C2)

        .5 cun lateral to the lower border of the spinous processes of C2

        C2 innervates the forehead and the frontal lobe.  The relationship with the Broca's speech area left side of C2 may be used for speech disorders such as stuttering or post-stroke asphasia. Due to the relationship with the frontal lobe use…
  • View EX Huatuojiaji at T5 (Sides of Spine at T5)

        .5 cun lateral to the lower border of the spinous processes of T5

        T5 influences the heart and pericardium systems - in the tam healing system the left side is more for heart issues and the right is more for pericardium issues.  A range of psychoemotional issues, depression, anxiety, etc. as well as cardi…

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