PTSD and the Military


Acupuncture is used to assist many cases dealing with PTSD. The study between the effects has been proven to be effective, the therapy consists of insertion of acu needles around the ears. This type of acu therapy is called Auricular acupuncture. Overall veterans favored acupuncture over any other therapy.

Symptoms of PTSD:

  • Sleep difficulties
  • Dissociation
  • Easy triggered emotions
  • Anxiety
  • Pain and Stiffness

How acupuncture helps?

  • Produce a profound sense of relaxation
  • Calm the autonomic nervous system
  • Improve sleep
  • Reduce pain and tension in the body
  • Reduce panic

As acupuncture produces a profound relaxation, it allows the body and the brain to respond and heal itself.

The therapy used requires needles around the ears. The needles around the ears are inserted in specific locations that have been studied to offer the maximum effect for this condition.


Acupuncture is proven to be effective treating PTSD. The VA has studied the effectiveness of acupuncture and it found that the therapy is extremely beneficial reducing PTSD symptoms.