Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) natural plant-based treatment

Post-traumatic stress disorder is a very well known type of anxiety disorder that is usually caused by a traumatic event, often causing people to relive these events in flashbacks or nightmares. When not effectively treated, PTSD can have a major impact on a person’s life, their ability to get quality rest, and their emotional wellbeing, and so finding the right treatment can make such a remarkable difference. Recently, for patients in the UK who are not responding to licensed medications, natural, plant-based PTSD treatments have emerged as a suitable, and available, treatment option worth considering.

Am I eligible?

20%

It’s estimated around 20% of people who experience trauma will go on to develop post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

75%

Up to a 75% reduction in PTSD symptoms was noted in a self reported patient survey involving plant-based treatments.

81%

Of patients report an improvement within 6 weeks of natural alternative PTSD treatments starting, according to Canadian analysis

4

In every 100 people are expected to have PTSD in the UK. This currently equates to 2,612,000 individuals.

Symptoms

Flashbacks

Nightmares

Nausea

Sweating

Trembling

Pain

Sleeping issues

Angry outbursts

Irritability

Difficulty concentrating

If you are suffering from any of these symptoms. Please speak with your GP to find out more.

Treatment options:

When treating PTSD, the NHS typically turn to talking therapies, like cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), first. However, in the UK, waiting lists for these therapies can be very long, and so, medications are also often prescribed to help individuals manage their symptoms on a day-to-day basis.

Paroxetine

Sertraline

Venlafaxine

Mirtazapine

Amitriptyline

Phenelzine

Find out if you may be eligible for plant-based PTSD treatments here
Am I eligible?

A word from our specialist

“There is now good real-world evidence that medical cannabis provides excellent mood-uplifting effects as well as reducing the crippling effects of anxiety. When prescribed in a controlled manner in a clinical setting such as here at Releaf, patients have a clinical touch point with a Consultant so that, should their mental health deteriorate whilst in receipt of a prescription, their condition may be expertly managed without undue delay.“
Dr David Tang

Clinic Director

Could natural alternative therapies benefit PTSD symptoms?

When conventional, first-line treatments have proved ineffective in managing a person’s PTSD, they may be considered eligible for treatment with plant-based alternatives. 

These natural therapies are legally recognised treatment methods, but because they are yet to be licensed and given marketing approval, they are not conventionally prescribed by the NHS at this time. But, natural healthcare clinics, like us, are allowed to provide PTSD plant-based treatments to patients our specialist consultants determine could benefit from them. 

While evidence in this area is still ongoing, current data appears promising, and numerous patient surveys from around the world observe notable improvements in PTSD symptoms, such as anxiety, poor sleep, and irritability when using these natural alternatives.

It’s believed these products are able to have these results for patients with PTSD because of the interaction their natural compounds have with the amygdala, which is the part of our brain regulates how our bodies react to fear responses. 

While we wait for further evidence, it's important that applications of natural alternatives are overseen by qualified healthcare professionals like those that work for Releaf. Find out if these treatments may be suitable for you using our free online eligibility checker today.

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