Huffington Post Article Discussed Efficacy of Healing Touch & Guided Imagery For PTSD For Soldiers

Posted by Ellen Simon on 16th Nov 2015

(Originally published on Huffington Post - October 30th, 2012.)

Some complementary medicine techniques seem to improve symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in soldiers, according to a small new study.

Researchers at the Scripps Center for Integrative Medicine found that healing touch with guided imagery -- two complementary medicine techniques -- helped to decrease symptoms of PTSD and depression and increase quality of life for returning active-duty soldiers, when used in tandem with the usual PTSD treatment.

The soldiers who received both of these treatments experienced greater gains than those who only received the standard PTSD treatment, researchers found.