PTSD – Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome
PTSD first entered the public awareness through veterans and their trauma experienced during military combat missions. But PTSD is much more common than one may realize. It’s a phenomenon which can happen after any serious trauma. According to the NIH, women suffer PTSD twice as frequent as men.
One factor which always fascinated me is the fact that not everyone experiencing the same trauma will suffer the same severity of PTSD. Some individuals will survive emotionally unscathed entirely; just another stressful event. But PTSD is a real challenge for a sizeable part of the population and the severity and complexity of symptoms varies a lot. So, what’s behind this variability of PTSD?!
I am going to make the point of epigenetic differences in people. Functional genomic differences cause different biochemical management of stressful events. The more severe the stress, the more genetic variants will lead to less than perfect genetic expression causing more significant symptoms. We all have thousands of genetic variants and mutations or SNPs. Depending on how these variants and SNPs are populated across an individual’s genome, the person will be more or less robust in “metabolizing” severe stressful events. Let me mention a few SNPs and genes associated with PTSD by contemporary epigenetic research (NIH):
. RD2 Dopamine receptor
· DRD4 Dopamine receptor
· SLC6A3 Dopamine transporter
· HTR2 Serotonin receptor 2A
· BDNF Brain-derived neurotrophic factor
· NPY Neuropeptide Y
· GCCR Glucocorticoid receptor
· DBH Dopamine β-hydroxylase
· GABRA2 GABA receptor A
· COMT Catechol-O-methyltransferase
· APOE Apolipoprotein E
Most of these genes have to do with neurotransmitter metabolism.
So now that we know the connection between genes, SNPs and body biochemistry, which includes the nervous system, what can be done to alleviate symptoms experienced by PTSD sufferers? What can be done to maybe even prevent some of the emotional damage suffered from experiencing extreme stress?
In my clinic, I have observed, witnessed and evidently accomplished on thousands of patients, permanent allergy elimination through energy balancing treatments, such as NAET and SHOW Method. I have realized additionally, that the metabolism of each nutrient is managed by a gene or a group of genes. The same is true for every enzyme, hormone, immune factor and neurotransmitter. Each of these body biochemicals are encoded and managed by a gene or a group of genes. Even each receptor controlling their movement around the 100 trillion cells is encoded by a gene.
Identifying the genes involved in the metabolism of each of these biochemicals allows us to think about “changing genetic expression”. HOW? By resonating the Innate Frequency (energy) of a particular gene through the body’s cellular communication system, represented by TCM meridians and Qi energy.
The SHOW Method with the help of the IMAET ASR™ Biofeedback technology attempts that. Identifying the thousands of genomic variants and their resulting biochemical imbalances and then, with an appropriate biofeedback treatment harmonize their expression. It is quite amazing that genes will respond to vibrational, resonating energy represented by their Innate Frequencies. It’s a promising new path to eliminate allergies or improve neurological function, including emotional balance and well being. This kind of individualized ASR™ Biofeedback with a precise epigenetic focus can improve neurologic function and proper neurotransmitter metabolism. It needs to be part of any integrated approach in the support and potential resolution of PTSD. Many genes are involved in PTSD, therefor it takes many treatments to harmonize their expression. Unlike drug treatment, these epigenetic changes achieved through treatment are usually permanent.