Advances in Treatment of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder with Chinese Medicine.

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Authors: Guang-tao Hu and Yong Wang
Date: Nov. 2021
From: Chinese Journal of Integrative Medicine(Vol. 27, Issue 11)
Publisher: Springer
Document Type: Report; Brief article
Length: 176 words

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Keywords: combat stress reaction; post-traumatic stress disorder; Chinese medicine; acupuncture treatment Abstract "Timely, near, and expectation" is the main principle of battlefield rescue for military combat stress reaction (CSR). Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is the most common form of CSR and a long-term persistent mental disorder that is caused by unusual threatening or catastrophic psychological trauma. Chinese medicine (CM) has abundant resources, is simple, easy to master, with few side effects. This article summarizes the cellular and animal experimental mechanisms of CM treatment on PTSD, suggesting that traditional Chinese herbs and acupuncture can protect brain functional areas, and adjust hypothalamus-pituitary-adrenal axis. Traditional Chinese herbs and acupuncture have shown good anti-stress efficacy and fewer side effects in clinical application, which may improve the CSR in the battlefield. Author Affiliation: (1) Department of Psychological Medicine, Army 958th Hospital, 400039, Chongqing, China (2) Department of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Southwest Hospital, Army Medical University, 400038, Chongqing, China (b) Article History: Registration Date: 05/29/2021 Accepted Date: 09/28/2020 Online Date: 05/31/2021 Byline: Guang-tao Hu (1), Yong Wang (corresponding author) (2, b)

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