We continue to be blown away by the reaction that Mimi Guarneri’s Scripps study is getting. This is the RCT (randomized, controlled trial) where 123 combat exposed Marines, newly returned and between deployments at Camp Pendleton, with symptoms of PTS, were assigned to either 6 sessions (over the course of 3 weeks) of treatment with Healing Touch plus our Healing Trauma imagery; or treatment as usual (which I think was individual counseling with EMDR).
The study found that over those 3 short weeks, symptoms of PTS declined significantly, as did depression and cynicism. Pretty exciting stuff, eh? So there’s been a huge amount of interest coming out of the DoD and the V.A., we’re happy to report.
Some of us are not so surprised to see that biofield therapies plus guided imagery are not only a potent combination for reducing PTS, but one that the service members will actually use and recommend to each other, without any sense of stigma or reluctance.
Kudos to the Samueli Institute for making sure these results got published. The findings appeared in the September 2012 issue of Military Medicine.
As we do every year, we’re honoring Breast Cancer Month by featuring our ever-popular Pink Ribbon Pack and of course donating a portion of the proceeds to breast cancer research, by way of the Vera Bradley Foundation.
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