Why I Care So Much About PTSD
From time to time people ask me why I care so much about PTSD. I wrote this article in an attempt to answer that question. It speaks to what I do and why I do what I do. May it educate and motivate…
My grandfather joined the army during World War II. He was awarded the Good Conduct Medal, the Purple Heart, and The Silver Star. Grandpa was forever proud of his medals and his service, but he could never speak of these experiences to any of his children or grandchildren. The memories were too painful for him, so he suppressed them as best he could.
I saw how this took its toll on him over the years. I would see him, on occasion, go from being a smiling, happy man to just staring off into space. Even as a child, I wanted to help him deal with these wounds that would not heal. Unfortunately, he died with his untold stories and all his unhealed wounds just a few years before I learned the tools that maybe could have helped to ease some of his pain.
I think of Grandpa everyday as the number of diagnosed cases of PTSD, and even more horrific the number of suicides among our U.S. troops, grows and grows.
In my childhood days, I knew that I was meant to be a healer. I didn’t always know HOW I was going to help people, but I knew deep in my bones that this was my path. Probably the same way you knew you wanted to serve our country…no matter what the sacrifice. What you stood for mattered enough to you that you’d risk your own body and health to stand for something that mattered to you.
NOW I have the tool, and I’d like to offer it to you. It’s something I’m passionate about and believe in with as much conviction as you did with your honorable service.
Through my work at, then, Walter Reed Hospital and in my private practice, I have treated hundreds of Wounded Warriors, their family members, and even their caretakers. Do you, or someone you know, have any of these treatable symptoms?
- Headaches so painful that prescribed narcotics don’t touch it;
- Difficulty sleeping, because you can’t relax enough to sleep;
- Vivid nightmares re-living your experiences;
- Hyper-vigilance, where you constantly check for exits, size everyone up, or you jump at the slightest sound;
- Fear that you may hurt yourself, or worse, someone you love;
- Or have a feeling of hopelessness, like you will never feel normal again.
I can help with all of that. Here’s how:
- Acupuncture, a 3000-year old medicine, can relieve the physical pain and mental anguish caused by combat. Everything listed above and more can be treated with acupuncture.
And you don’t need to say a word in treatment! You can come in, lie on the table, receive acupuncture, and walk back out without so much as saying “Hi.” Acupuncture can work on its own.
If you do choose to talk, we will also work together to help you to:
- Reduce anxiety and depression by adopting new thought patterns
- Improve your self-confidence by changing old habits and patterns that no longer serve you
- Feel more in control of your life by learning new practices that will keep you moving forward.
Being a civilian, I don’t claim to know or fully understand all that you have gone through, any more than I knew or understood all that my Grandfather went through. I do know, however, that it is far better to stand on the edge of a cliff and feel ready to soar, rather than jump.
You can feel better again! You can feel normal again. You can achieve it because you are worth it!
I stand with you, through it all and no matter what. I can help you feel better.
Come in for a FREE consultation. Allow me the privilege of sharing with you, in person, how your life could improve.
Thank you for your service and thank you for your listening. I look forward to hearing from you soon.
A 32-year old active army officer had been diagnosed with post traumatic stress and traumatic brain injury. The patient reported having daily severe headaches that would spike up to a “12 out of 10”. These headaches were due to the head trauma suffered from the...