Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a severe, long-lasting psychological reaction to a major traumatic event, and can cause significant problems. The problems vary from one individual to another, but may manifest physically as an illness, fatigue, erratic sleep patterns, depression; and there may be vivid memories of the traumatic event, including flashbacks when awake or nightmares when asleep.

For more information on how acupuncture may be able to help with the symptoms of PTSD, please download this factsheet.