POST TRAUMATIC STRESS

Alternative Medicine

Anne-Marie Colbin in Food and Healing suggests kuzu weed for post-traumatic stress.  www.amazon.com

Niacin (B3) - http://www.doctoryourself.com/hoffer_niacin.html -
5. Concentration Camp Survivors
- "In 1960 I (Abram Hoffer) planned to study the effect of nicotinic acid on a large number of aging people living in a sheltered home. A new one had been built. I approached the director of this home, Mr. George Porteous. I arranged to meet him and told him what I would like to do and why. I gave him an outline of its properties, its side effects and why I thought it might be helpful. Mr. Porteous agreed and we started this investigation. A short while after my first contact Mr. Porteous came to my office at University Hospital. He wanted to take nicotinic acid himself, he told me, so that he could discuss the reaction more intelligently with people living in his institution. He wanted to know if it would be safe to do so.  That fall he came again to talk to me and this time he said he wanted to tell me what had happened to him.
Then I discovered he had been with the Canadian troops who had sailed to Hong Kong in 1940, had been promptly captured by the Japanese and had survived 44 months in one of their notorious prisoner of war camps. 

25% of the Canadian soldiers died in these camps. They suffered from severe malnutrition from starvation and nutrient deficiency. They suffered from beri beri, pellagra, scurvy, infectious diseases, and brutality from the guards. 

Porteous, a physical education instructor, had been fit weighing about 190 pounds when he got there. When he returned home he weighed only 2/3rds of that. On the way home in a hospital ship the soldiers were fed and given extra vitamins in the form of rice polishings (bran). There were few vitamins available then in tablets or capsules.
He seemingly recovered but had remained very ill. He suffered from both psychological and physical symptoms. He was anxious, fearful and slightly paranoid. Thus, he could never be comfortable sitting in a room unless he sat facing the door. This must have arisen from the fear of the guards. Physically he had severe arthritis. He could not raise his arms above his shoulders. He suffered from heat and cold sensitivity. In the morning he needed his wife's help in getting out of bed and to get started for the day.
He had severe insomina. For this he was given barbiturates in the evening and to help awaken him in the morning, he was given amphetamines. 

Later I read the growing literature on the Hong Kong veterans and there is no doubt they were severely and permanently damaged. They suffered from a high death rate due to heart disease, crippling arthritis, blindness and a host of other conditions. 

Having outlined his background he then told me that two weeks after he started to take nicotinic acid, 1 gram after each meal, he was normal. He was able to raise his arms to their full extension, and he was free of all the symptoms which had plagued him for so long. When I began to prepare my report [20] I obtained his Veterans Administration Chart. It came to me in two cardboard boxes and weighed over 10 pounds, but over 95% of it was accumulated before he started on the vitamin. For the ten years after he started on the vitamin there was very little additional material. One could judge the efficacy of the vitamin by weighing the chart paper before and after he started on it. Porteous remained well as long as he stayed on the vitamin until his death when he was Lieutenant Governor of Saskatchewan. In 1962, after having been well for two years, he went on a holiday to the mountains with his son and forgot to take his nicotinic acid with him. By the time he returned home almost the entire symptomatology had returned. 

Porteous was enthusiastic about nicotinic acid and began to tell all his friends about it. He told his doctor (who) cautioned him that he might damage his liver. Porteous replied that if it meant he could stay as well as he was until he died from a liver ailment he would still not go off it. His doctor became an enthusiast as well and within a few years had started over 300 of his patients on the vitamin. He never saw any examples of liver disease from nicotinic acid. 

I have treated over 20 prisoners from Japanese camps and from European concentration camps since then with equally good results. I estimated that 1 year in these camps was equivalent to 4 years of aging, i.e. 4 years in camp would age a prisoner the equivalent of 16 years of normal living. 

George Porteous wanted every prisoner of war from the eastern camps treated as he had been. He was not successful in persuading the Government of Canada that nicotinic acid would be very helpful so he turned to fellow prisoners, both in Canada (Hong Kong Veterans) and to American Ex-Prisoners of War. These American veterans suffered just as much as had the Canadian soldiers since they were treated in exactly the same abysmal way. The ones who started on the vitamin showed the same response. Recently 1 of these soldiers, a retired officer, wrote to me after being on nicotinic acid 20 years that he felt great, owed it to the vitamin and that when his arteries were examined during a simple operation they were completely normal. He wrote, 'About 2 years ago,
I was hit, was bleeding down the neck. The MDs took the opportunity to repair me.
They said the arteries under the ears look like they had never been used.' 

There is an important lesson from the experiences of these veterans and their response to megadoses of nicotinic acid. This is that every human exposed to severe stress and malnutrition for a long enough period of time will develop a permanent need for large amounts of this vitamin and perhaps for several others. 

This is happening on a large scale in Africa where the combination of starvation, malnutrition and brutality is reproducing the conditions suffered by the veterans.
Those who survive will be permanently damaged biochemically, and will remain a burden to themselves and to the community where they live. Will society have the good sense to help them recover by making this vitamin available to them in optimum doses?"

(Reminder, titer slowly up or down when on a RX or vitamin regime, taking lots of fluids.)

Medical Science News & Research

http://www.craniosacralschool.com/images/THE_LIMBIC_SYSTEM.pdf - "The limbic system is comprised of the amygdala, hippocampus, mamillary bodies, hypothalamus, and other neurological structures. It operates by influencing the endocrine system and the autonomic nervous system."

Grodin, Dr Mike - Psychiatrist radio interview  3/26/2009  http://sph.bu.edu/insider/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=1944 
LISTEN http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=102373662&ft=1&f=1027  superior
Specializes in international PTS/holocausts/etc.
Basic drawback is that he does not comprehend the role of the Holy Spirit. 
He also uses some of the occult/alternative approaches.  Boston University.
"Tibetan monks who suffer from post traumatic stress disorder" may "experience 'flashbacks' while meditating...Grodin hypothesizes that meditation may reduce the brain's ability to inhibit unpleasant thoughts and memories."

http://www.cnn.com/video/#/video/living/2012/03/10/jones-vets-mental-health.cnn - Medical delays for vets.

PTSD on Charlie Rose - 12/17/2012 -  Jeffrey Lieberman - John Miller - Eric Kandel

PTSD - Dr. Robert Greene's Perfect Hormone Balance for Pregnancy - 2009 -

http://www.brainlinemilitary.org/content/2011/03/re-establishing-normalcy_pageall.html - (secular) Re-establishing Normalcy - Understanding Emotions "Picture the brain is as an onion folded over like a fist, with millions of two-way connections going in all directions and between all of the layers. The brain can be thought of as having 3 major parts: the neocortex (new brain), the limbic system, and the paleo-cortex (old or original brain).
The outer layer (neo-cortex) allows us to consciously integrate with the world, the middle layer (limbic system) allows us to process how our body and brain perceive and respond to the world, and the deep layer (original brain) manages the internal workings of the body. The neo- or cerebral cortex (also called your gray matter or cell bodies of the brain), plays a key role in memory, attention, perceptual awareness, thought, language, and consciousness...
The region of the brain just beneath the neo-cortex is often referred to by the collective term limbic system (a part of your brain’s white matter or connecting wires) and has a number of structures that help to integrate the outside world and the inner body. The components of the limbic system have multiple roles, many of which are affected or are malfunctioning with PDS. One role of the limbic system is to help to integrate sensory and motor signals between the body and the brain, so that we can be aware of and use our bodies effectively...Probably the most important role of the limbic system for folks with PDS is its responsibility in emotions and long-term memories...Two key structures of the limbic system, the amygdala and hippocampus, are particularly important in dealing with significant events and stressors and in putting down long-term memories of these events. The limbic system is directly linked by nerves and brain chemicals to all of the organs and parts of the body that may be involved in these emotions. These linkages, particularly the vagus nerve, result in all of the bodily responses (sweating, rapid breathing, fast heart rate, tightening of the gut, bowels, and bladder) to fear and other emotions. Fear response and conditioning (such as with PTSD, anxiety, or pain) are 2 common emotional issues that the limbic system regulates. The amygdala is the center of emotional memory, emotional learning, behavior, alcohol overuse, and long-term memory development. The other key structure, the hippocampus, plays key roles in long-term memory and spatial navigation. Although the amygdala may house the primary emotional responses to stress or trauma, it requires integration of the stress or trauma experience by the hippocampus to truly recall, be able to process, and clearly remember the specifics of the exposure. Otherwise, you may recall how you felt during your periods of stress (anxious, uneasy, palpitations, short of breath) without actually be able to objectively recall the specific events that initially made you feel that way.
This disconnect between how you feel about an event, what you remember about that event, and what you think may be causing those feelings is a common factor limiting recovery. Injury to or disease of the hippocampus, such as with PTSD or Alzheimer’s disease, results in memory problems and disorientation as the fi rst symptoms...
The original or paleocortex (also part of your white matter brain or connecting wires) joins all elements of the body, from the nerves receptors of the skin, joints, and the internal organs to the action nerves of the muscles and heart, to the higher centers of the brain, including the limbic system and neocortex. In addition to providing the pathway for all of this sensory data to be transmitted to the higher brain, signals from the brainstem are essential to maintaining the minute-to-minute life functions of the body...
All our emotions stimulate us. They stimulate us to think and act in certain ways. It’s all part of the way our bodies and brains work. The emotions that we had as infants and children actually determined the way our brains are initially wired. These also determine how our brains are wired now. They determine what we like and don’t like, how hard we work or don’t work, and how we relate to others. We don’t always have to do what they say, but they prod us never the less...Emotions are chemicals and impulses” and that they are tied up with our thoughts."

Conventional MD Insights

 
https://childrenshealthdefense.org/news/the-pharma-loaded-u-s-soldier-part-1-taking-inventory-of-risks/?htm_source=salsa&eType=EmailBlastContent&eId=2a34c29d-6909-48d1-a0e1-7d36e9ab53dc 9/10/2020 - Military medical malpractice
 

Secular MD - 2nd opinion http://secondopinion-tv.org/episodes - Sometimes writing can help those who use avoidance to grapple with issues, because asking for help may mean not being manly (competent – esp in military situations) or mature (for women) per PTSD veteran

Healings

Giglio, Louie - A Song in the Night - http://lifetoday.org/video/a-song-in-the-night-2/ 12/4/2015

 

Joan Hunter – Freedom Beyond Comprehension Part 1  4/24/13 + Joan HunterFreedom Beyond Comprehension Part 2  4/25/13 from www.marilynandsarah.org - Remove Label of PTS in Jesus' name.
Healing the Whole Man - NEW with Joan Hunter - Part 1 6/30/15 + Healing the Heart NEW - with Joan Hunter - Part 2 7/1/2015 healing the broken heart

 

James B. in Enjoying Everyday Life magazine 7/05 www.joycemeyer.org
shares his healing from reading The Root of Rejection, Battlefield of the Mind and Life Without Strife.

 

Wommack, Andrew - Francesca's Road to Freedom - 4/1/2013 from

Deliverance

Spiritual

Peter Horrobin 2011 - http://peterhorrobin.com/ - http://peterhorrobin.com/ellel-ministries   
http://peterhorrobin.com/biography-of-peter-horrobin - Radio Show 1733 1/31/2011-2/4/2011 - Trauma - PTS - Nightmares - “When the hidden roots of disease are discovered and removed, the disease must leave.” Discusses trauma in the womb.  One can pray, “Deliver us from the evil one.”  Physical trauma can affect not only the body, but also the soul (mind/emotions).  Jesus can walk back into time (since in heaven/eternity there is no time) and heal both memories and bodies. - England -
Jesus deputizes us to act in His power and authority NOW.  Salvation (of one’s human spirit) does NOT address root issues of broken personality/character/mind/soul NOR root issues of incurable body. -
The Freedom Series
- 6 CDs – L L Ministries -
Unholy Soul Ties - curses - premarital/emotional chords/access to/joining-with another’s spirit/mind/body and with demons/evil spirits – Thursday’s program – Infertility cured when soul tie severed.
Scoliosis and fear cured by forgiveness. 
Kidney’s cured by forgiveness and thanks, plus praying in tongues for 20 minutes. 
Body could NOT receive healing until inner healing took place.
God’s love exposes root issues that need to be healed/exterminated.  Friday’s program ends with prayer.
http://www.godtube.com/watch/?v=JMBC2CNU  - Ellel 365: Personal Transformation - One day at a time. Building the Kingdom - One Life at a Time -  Character defects Satin will use to undermine your destiny.

Hormann, Dr Aiko - http://www.aikohormann.org - http://www.healingroomsaz.com/AikoQA/ -
Trigger Mechanisms
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"This is what the Lord told me that He would do. Only He can do it. So as long as a person has the memories of the trauma, then you can say to them to just (during the prayer ministry only) focus on that feeling of that trauma like fear, or anger, anxiety, and or when somebody put them down and they had a reaction. As long as you activate the neuropathway of that particular incident of the trauma, then while its connected, you (during ministry) do the (hand)clapping and say (in Jesus' name)
"I command the power of this event and memories of
event and neuropathway to be 'cut off' (clap)."
Then say immediately, (in Jesus' name)
"this will be
replaced by brand new neuro-pathways of peace, love, safety and acceptance."
This is the supernatural way of eliminating PTSD (Post Traumatic Streee Disorder), especially in people with real life threatening experiences and that's deeply-deeply embedded, even like satanic ritual abuse" (SRA).
Regarding nightmares, "
What the Lord told me to do was as I have said: I ministered to her in the supernatural. When she was thinking about it and the visual images, that's when (where) the neurological connections have been made for those particular (traumatic) memories.
I said, (in Jesus' name) 'I cancel (Clap) and nullify (Clap) the power of
these memories of the event and the neurological connection be cut off,
and now
(I loose from heaven's storehouses, in Jesus' name) new pathways of peace, love and safety."

Safety is very important. She felt unsafe in her environment."

Long, Barbara - PTSD part 5: Emotional Trauma’s Impact on the Brain 6/18/2012 @  https://spiritualvistas.wordpress.com/2012/06/
"The hippocampus is responsible for memory and experience assimilation. Additionally it acts as a gatekeeper for new events; deciding if they are safe, something to be concerned about or even dangerous. Basically, this is how it works: the 5 senses perceive an event. When the hippocampus gets word of what is going on it must decide several things. 1st it decides if an immediate response is needed (such as fight or flight), or if the event is a stressor at all, or maybe even if the event is a humdrum event. Basically it puts events in an index file in the brain. So when there has been ongoing or unresolved trauma the hippocampus doesn’t sort as well. It will take situations with any similarity to the original traumatic incident and label them dangerous, which in turn increases cortisol production, which further damages the hippocampus’ ability to process events appropriately. This is why survivors of traumatic events have a startle reflex.

The amygdala controls emotional regulation and in individuals with PTSD it responds to fear rather like Pavlov’s dogs responded to the sound of a bell. Where there has been repeated or unresolved trauma the amygdala goes into overdrive producing strong emotions even in reaction to minor events. In PTSD the amygdala can actually be enlarged physically, like a muscle that is used constantly.
The reticular formation is located on the brain stem and has several functions: it maintains general wakefulness, handles habituation (decides what to tune out), keeps us in line with what we consider normal, and pushes out thinking that is outside our belief system. It impacts what we believe about what we can be and what we deserve in life. During traumatic events the reticular formation is opened and neural pathways are formed in ways that causes us (contributes) to believe that bad will always come. One of the reasons that straight cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) is insufficient for trauma is because the reticular formation remains closed. Lessons learned in CBT are remembered in the intellect but are not able to impact our emotional beliefs.
So, basically (and believe me, this is REALLY basic) these 3 parts of the brain keep us stuck in trauma & impact our lives in negative ways.
1. The hippocampus shrinks and does a poor job filing memories away into appropriate areas of the brain. It may wrongly alert the body that a critical stress situation is currently happening, or conversely it may look at a potential critical stress situation and miss all the warning signs thus not warning the body to protect itself.
2. The amygdala enlarges and over reacts to fear, anxiety, and other uncomfortable emotions.
3. The reticular formation keeps us in the same thinking patterns and belief systems we learn from trauma."

Long, Barbara - PTSD Part 3: Staying Present When Your Past Invades Today 6/4/2012 @  https://spiritualvistas.wordpress.com/2012/06/ -
"Trust me; you are not going crazy. Everyone feels that way. Who wouldn’t when their past comes rushing into their present on a regular basis, when emotions are constantly raw, a sense of self and even personal history (it the traumatic event was from a younger age) is suddenly confusing. You are NOT going crazy. These feelings will NOT last forever...
(Jewish/Hebrew) Davening.
Ever see someone after a traumatic event rocking back and forth? It is an instinctive self-soothing technique.
If you watch web-streams of the Wailing Wall in Jerusalem you will see people doing this while praying.
Give it a try and see if it helps you...
Some people find that deep belly breathing helps them calm down. Inhale slowly through your nose, and exhale slowly through your mouth. Use your diaphragm. Feel your belly pull in when you inhale and go out when you exhale.
Pay attention to how it feels...
Maintain a list of soothing and relaxing activities such as walking, playing with your pets, gardening, etc...
Part of PTSD are the old tapes that play in the mind. Old messages and lies learned from the past experiences. Meditate on the truth. What does the Bible say? Dwell on the truth. Be careful that you don’t allow yourself to dwell on the negatives. Too often when dealing with PTSD people will focus on the judgment of God. If you are His you have passed out of judgment into mercy (1 Peter 2:9-10). Find one of those lists of scripture of who you are in Christ. Keep that to meditate on. Truth be known, we are better able to recall things we learn during times of trauma. That is part of why those old messages are so strong in your mind. Turn that to your advantage by memorizing truth when anxiety takes hold of you."
(Long recommends:) Aiko Hormann's Tools of the Spirit - www.aikohormann.org + www.xpmedia.com/channel/ahormann )

Christian Counseling

Christian counseling for Veterans with PTSD in Boston, Massachusetts area.  Leave info & contact info on answering machine at 1-781-449-1415.  Expect a lapse in response as this service is available only part time when providers are between out of town assignments.  While waiting for a response, ask the Holy Spirit in Jesus' name to be your counselor & sustainer.  (Note: Majority of "Judeo-Christian" counselors follow secular guidelines.  Few pray for/with patients/clients or invite Holy Spirit to be part of the medical team.)

The Potter's House Counseling Center - http://www.thepottershouse.org/uploads/posttraumaticstress.pdf -
Counseling Services , Dallas, Texas, USA -

Warnings

aconitum_napellus - http://www.thepoisongarden.co.uk/atoz/aconitum_napellus.htm (aconite, monk's hood, European monkshood, tiger's bane, dog's bane.) "This popular garden (beautiful blue) plant is one of the most poisonous plants in the garden...Ingestion (by pets or people) of even a small amount (flower/leaf/root) results in severe gastrointestinal upset but it is the effect on the heart, where it causes slowing of the heart rate, which is often the cause of death.  The poison may be administered by absorption through broken skin or open wounds and there are reports of florists being unwell after working with the flowers, but there are no documented cases."