June is PTSD Awareness Month so SCNM's Dr. Elizabeth Rice has made a new video in which she discusses post traumatic stress disorder and how naturopathic medicine can help.
Half of all Americans experience some sort of traumatic event in their life, and unfortunately some of these people will develop PTSD. 1 in 10 men and 2 in 10 women will experience symptoms of PTSD, which include, but are not limited to: upsetting memories, difficulty sleeping, panic attacks and difficulty with everyday activities.
Dr. Rice says patients can benefit from naturopathic treatments such as acupuncture, homeopathy and botanical medicine as well as conventional methods such as talk therapy, support groups and medications. She also advises patients to begin a regular mindfulness practice where they sit quietly and focus on breathing and relaxation.
Check out Dr. Rice's video below.