HIGHLAND PARK, Ill., July 13. 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Sadly, these events have gone from outliers to mundane, with the United States reporting more than 300 this year at the time of this writing. The mass shootings present a point of collective trauma affecting survivors, families who lost loved ones, communities where the events took place and society at large, as details are shared through traditional media platforms and social.
Additionally, cellphone cameras allow for on-site filming and live streaming, leaving countless numbers of people exposed to graphic horrors as they unfold, suffering in tandem with those on the places the overwhelming trauma of the incident. Exposure, once or more, whether in-person or second-hand, can lead to post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), where biological changes occur in the brain, severely affecting the perception of safety.
In the aftermath of tragic incidents, spending time with family and friends, avoiding isolation, and exercising or meditating are key to mitigating the mental and emotional toll. However, don’t dismiss repeated intrusive thoughts because PTSD is real and requires intervention.
Although it has been used for pain management since 1925, Ukrainian-born, Chicago-based anesthetist and pain specialist Dr. Eugene Lipov adopted the Stellate Ganglion Block (SGB) procedure in 2006 to eradicate the destructive impact of PTSD. Instead of drugs, SGB uses ultrasound-guided local anesthetic injections into the Stellate Ganglion, a nerve bundle in the neck, to reset the fight-or-flight response, relieving nightmares and crippling anxiety, and restoring the mind to his pre-traumatic state. The procedure has already proven effective with survivors of mass shootings.
“GBS therapy is minimally invasive and only takes a few minutes. PTSD symptoms can be relieved in less than an hour. We have proven its effectiveness,” says Dr. Lipov. “Erase PTSD Now is focused on bringing this lifesaving treatment to as many patients as possible, including those who cannot afford it.”
If you or someone you know has PTSD and is interested in the GBS procedure, please visit Clear PTSD Now to learn more.
For those who wish to save lives by providing SGB scholarships to those affected by PTSD, just ask yourself how many lives you can save.
About Erase PTSD Now – Erase PTSD Now is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to the treatment of PTSD. The organization, established in 2009, is committed to sponsoring the treatment of the GBS procedure, helping to fund ongoing research, and promoting awareness of PTSD symptoms and treatment worldwide.
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