Expanded Non-Narcotic PTS series
Expanded Post Traumatic Stress treatment series – 9 clinic sessions
Approximately 15% of Vietnam war veterans have been diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress, and between 11 – 20 % of Post 9-11 service members. Our current cycle of repetitive deployments, with troops returning to combat some as many as 9 times, will have a lasting impact on our veteran population. Even if the individual is not in direct combat, there are many incidences of PTS due to related factors of service. Coupled with PTS is the high incidence of Traumatic Brain Injury which further compromises the service member’s resiliency in these situations. The PTS series is modeled after the very effective Scripps –Camp Pendleton study with returning combat marines.
COVID has created trauma in the population at large and exacerbated Post Traumatic Stress for our service member families. We are seeing increased anger, increased sleeplessness, increased anxiety, that also often results in increased pain. Our Expanded PTS series is designed to assist with anger, sleeplessness, anxiety and ease pain. This series consists of 9 clinic sessions, plus Guided Imagery and home care.
What to Expect
When you arrive for your appointment, your practitioner will do a brief medical history review. You will then lay on a therapy table, fully clothed. The treatment lasts approximately 45 minutes.
Your treatment session may include Guided Imagery. You may fall asleep while receiving care. This is common and your practitioner will awaken you when the session is over.
All service members receive a grant for the 9-session clinic series at no charge. Additional series are available at the donor-supported rate of $289 for the 9-session treatment series. Market value for this package is $1, 125.
Belleruth Naparstek’s Guided Imagery meditation is used in the Sleep Series treatment. Healing Warriors Program will provide Guided Imagery for home self care.