The Effects of CranioSacral Therapy on Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Symptomology in Vietnam Combat Veterans



“The Upledger Institute has provided two week intensive treatment for Vietnam veterans suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorders diagnosed by the Veteran’s Affairs (VA) medical division. These patients received psychological evaluation tests at the times of entry and exit into and out of the program. The intensive treatment was about six-seven hours per day for eight full days, with approximately three-four hours on the first and last days of the program. Patients were initially tested using the Mississippi scale for combat related PTSD, Trauma Symptom Inventory, Quality of Life Questionnaire, Brief Symptom Inventory and Beck Hopelessness Scale as methods for evaluation of trauma. The participants showed the following results obsessive compulsive scores dropped from 86th percentile to 46th, depression from 69th to 27th, anxiety from 79th to 42nd, paranoia from 84th to 62nd. The results obtained strongly suggest that PTSD may be more successfully treated when the therapy includes corrections of the Craniosacral system. and conscious-non-conscious integration.”

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Research: Upledger, John E., D.O., FAAO., The effects of CranioSacral Therapy on Post Traumatic Stress Disorder symptomology in Vietnam combat veterans. Subtle Energies & Energy Medicine, vol 11, No 2 pp. 123 – 143, April 2000