Craniosacral Therapy & PTSD Relief in Vietnam War Veterans

“Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder is not an incurable, hopeless mental disorder. PTSD has been

Julie Cai

November 15, 2022

“Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder is not an incurable, hopeless mental disorder. PTSD has been shown to have physical roots. I hope you will join us in the years to come as we seek to eliminate PTSD from the trauma equation.”
Dr. John E. Upledger

In 1999, Dr Upledger and a team of craniosacral therapists led 22 Vietnam veterans in a groundbreaking study using a protocol co-designed with the West Palm Beach Veterans Administration Medical Centre. A post-program report by an independent licensed psychologist confirmed that the veterans experienced fewer symptoms by the conclusion of the program, most notably related to obsessive/compulsive behaviours, depression, lack of motivation, feelings of alienation, and total number and severity of general symptoms. More than a 95% correlation was noted between the improvements and the craniosacral therapy sessions the veterans received.


Here are some excerpts from the study:


You can read the full study here.


From our clinical experience, Craniosacral Therapy has been effective in calming a hyperaroused nervous system, especially in individuals suffering from PTSD, anxiety and depression. Our physio at Hyper Health has undertaken training with the Upledger Institute. If you have any further questions about how we can help with any stress-related conditions,head over to our Contact Us page, or book in now to make an appointment.

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