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Floating and PTSD


As defined by the National Center for PTSD, Post Traumatic Stress disorder is a chronic mental health problem that can develop after a traumatic life even such as combat, natural disaster, car accident, or sexual assault. While not all individuals who experience these events will develop PTSD, there is still a likelihood of short lived symptoms upon returning to their normal lives. If these maladjustments continue for several months, however, or begin to reappear down the line, the individual could be categorized with PTSD. The most commonly reported symptoms are that of a constant re-living of the experience, avoiding situations that trigger memories, negative beliefs and feelings, and hyperarousal.

Western medicine has presented a cornucopia of pharmaceuticals to aid and treat those who suffer from PTSD. Though often times effective, these medications can cause unwanted side effects which leave many who suffer looking for an alternative addition.

Floatation tanks have been in and out of the public eye for more than fifty years but only recently, due to Dr. Justin Feinstein’s work at LIBR institute, have they been paired with stress disorders and neurophysiology. Dr. Feinstein’s research involves the use of floatation tanks and advanced neurofeedback technology to study the effect that floating has on a variety of st