Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

At Barefoot Medicine we offer acupuncture and nutritional advice to help you and/or your loved ones to manage then ideally overcome PTSD (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder)

Acupuncture has been used and researched far more extensively in the USA than anywhere else for its use in the treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).  Because the treatment is tailored to the individual and can be adapted at each visit, I am able to focus on either physical problems such as pain or the emotional aspects such as insomnia or dream-disturbed sleep, anger management issues, the startle reflex, panic attacks, anxiety and the many other manifestations of post- traumatic stress disorder.

Simone Davis, owner of Barefoot Medicine, has been a member of the Cardiff and the Vale Veteranbarefoot-clinic-ptsd-treatments-and-servicess mental Health Support Group since 2010 and she works closely with Veterans NHS Wales: http://www.veteranswales.co.uk/health-boards/cardiff-and-vale.html )

Working with all the services and reserve forces, Simone has been able to access a wide range of in-service support for veterans and she has also been to visit the TrIM team at the Royal Navy HQ in Portsmouth to gain a deeper understanding of what is available nowadays compared with the way PTSD was treated when, for example, veterans returned from the Falklands war. 

At the Barefoot Medicine clinic, it should be emphasised that treatment is not limited to military veterans and Simone has experience in treating women who have on-going PTSD from abusive relationships or indeed civilians, refugees and asylum-seekers suffering from PTSD due to unexpected accidents or incidents beyond their control.

Below are some links that you may find useful

Acupuncture for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder: A randomised controlled pilot trial 

https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Teddy_Warner/publication/6269395_Acupuncture_for_posttraumatic_stress_disorder_a_randomized_controlled_pilot_trial/links/09e4151014fa17410d000000.pdf

British Acupuncture council Website

http://www.acupuncture.org.uk/a-to-z-of-conditions/a-to-z-of-conditions/3458-post-traumatic-stress-disorder.html

Testimonial for Barefoot Medicine

“Of all the many great things that “Mr X” has achieved for me from the wonderfully supportive RAFA, RAFBF and of course TRBL, in my opinion, the most beneficial thing he did for me initially, from his local budget, was to introduce me to you.  You know the immediate effect that your treatment has had on me and I’m confident there is more to come!  Upon realising and seeing with his own eyes, “Mr X” took it up with RAFB HQ in Exeter, to put forward a case for further funding for more of your excellent acupuncture, which was granted recently…Best regards and sincere thanks.”