A traumatic brain injury is caused by a bump or blow to the head or an injury that disrupts the normal function of the brain. Often the injury seems harmless at first and the person notices they aren’t thinking or performing like they used to. Traumatic brain injuries can range from a mild concussion, brief change in mental status or consciousness to a severe extended period of unconsciousness or amnesia. Veterans are at high risk for traumatic brain injury and blast-related concussions. These types of injuries account for more than 65 percent of combat injuries, and of these vets, 60 percent have symptoms of traumatic brain injury.
Symptoms of Traumatic Brain Injury
- Behavioral changes including agitation
- Changes in metabolism and digestion
- Memory impairment and difficulty concentrating
- Personality changes, anxiety and depression
- Difficulty in relationships and holding a job
Acupuncture and Traumatic Brain Injury
Acupuncture can often help traumatic brain injuries or post-concussion syndromes improve. Acupuncture reduces inflammation, regulates blood flow to the head, stimulates nerve regeneration and improves the healing process. All acupuncturists have additional training in the treatment of traumatic brain injuries. Acupuncture has been proven beneficial in studies for the treatment of traumatic brain injuries including:
Information on our website is not intended to diagnose, treat, or be a substitute for regular medical care. We encourage you to discuss all therapies with your primary care doctor before making any changes in your health regimen.