Float Therapy Helps Veterans Suffering from PTSD

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Our nation's heroes are hurting. After serving the US in conflict areas of the world, many veterans are returning home with PTSD and other ailments. There are plenty of traditional treatments, but for a section of veterans --  medication and therapy haven't been enough. 

What has been working for a growing number of veterans is float tank therapy. The isolation from stimulus can provide relief from the PTSD, anxiety, and depression that affects so many veterans. 

According to research from the Float Clinic and Research Center at Laurete Institute for Brain Research in Tulsa, OK, floating has produced similar results for anxiety suffers as popular anti-anxiety drug, Ativan (lorazepam). Both Ativan and floating reduce activity in the amygdala -- the part of the brain responsible for the "flight-or-fight" response. In PSTD and anxiety sufferers, this part of the brain can be overactive and cause severe reactions to perceived threats.

In the following video, you'll see how some veterans in Texas are using floating as a part of their PTSD treatment. 


 

Give floating a try and book an appointment online today or call (319) 366-5454.

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