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Treating PTSD…Better

Let’s talk about treating PTSD better. In today’s world, we see an increase in stress across the board. The number of anxiety disorders is on the rise among the general population. Over 70% of primary care physician visits are driven by stress-related conditions. The good news, there are wonderful natural solutions to manage and even eliminate the effects of stress, anxiety, PTSD, and other mental health stressors.

We deliver solutions that make a positive impact on people’s lives.

Biologically, PTSD affects the hippocampus (brain area responsible for memory, and NAA (brain chemical that helps with memory, and Cortisol, and Adrenal levels. For about 15% of people who undergo a traumatic experience (combat, abuse, car accident), the traumatic experience becomes hyper-imprinted on the mind “In PTSD the traumatic event engraves itself in the brain, often obliterating more recent, and less significant memories”-Bruce McEwan.

Luckily, this is not permanent. Researchers found that “when they corrected the elevated cortisol and imaged the brain again… the hippocampus began to resume its normal size… indicating that the effects of elevated cortisol…may not be permanent at all” -Bruce McEwan.

This indicates that by rebalancing the brain, that new memories may be formed and traumatic memories may be diminished.

At Progressive Medical, we have seen this time and again. By rebalancing the body and the brain, PTSD patients have recovered from PTSD-driven insomnia, bed wetting, anxiety, and general disability. They have gone on to live happy, healthy lives. If you or a loved one is suffering from PTSD, please give us a call at Progressive so we can answer your questions and get you on the path to healing.

We do not offer traditional psychotherapy at Progressive, though it can be very effective for treating PTSD. Instead, we offer what we believe to be a more comprehensive and lasting treatment of the mind, body, and individual. Some of the areas we treat are:

Stress (& the long-term impact)

Chronic stress can cause lasting damage to the body. It can wear down the body, causing fatigue, hormonal imbalance, weight gain, and insomnia. Left unmanaged, stress can feed tumors, cancer, Alzheimer’s, diabetes, autoimmune disorders, and sleepless nights.

The first step to restoring energy levels and understanding stress levels is conducting the Adrenal Stress Test at Progressive.

Anxiety Management

Sweaty palms, discomfort in social situations, inability to think clearly in stressful sitiations… anxiety can present itself in many different ways.

Those with anxiety disorders can experience these symptoms at varying degrees. For instance, a person suffering from social anxiety disorder may feel an extreme inability to sit still, whereas another person with PTSD may experience this symptom at a lesser degree.

Progressive gets to the personalized drivers of anxiety and customizes solutions that allow our patients to minimize their anxiety and maximize control in managing it.

Depression Treatment

Depression is simply the body’s signal that something is out of balance physically, chemically, or emotionally. It is not the signal of character weakness.

Progressive runs comprehensive evaluations and testing to determine the root cause. The remedy will maximize benefits, which can include natural treatments and avoid long-term dependence on prescription pharmaceuticals.

Lack of Energy / Fatigue Treatment

Fatigue can be caused by a number of different things in your body and mind, and it is important to isolate the root causes. Whether it is physical (weakness; extreme tiredness) or mental (lack of clarity; brain fog), the causes of fatigue may vary.

At Progressive, we are true experts at getting to the root cause of fatigue, be it gut health, thyroid function, digestive disorders, circumstances, adrenal fatigue, serotonin or dopamine deficiency, or any number of other causes.

Brain Mapping

Brain Mapping is a safe and effective technology used to enhance your brain’s ability or normalize parts of the brain for a happier existence. It allows doctors to measure specific brain functions and then provide a personalized care strategy for you.

It is very useful for memory loss, cognitive impairment, and conditions such as ADHD, Depression, Anxiety, & PTSD.

The treatment is simple and painless. Many patients even find it relaxing.

If you or a loved one believe you could benefit from Progressive’s approach, please call us today to get your questions answered. Our Patient Care Specialists can answer any of your questions and get you on the path to a happier, healthier life.