Ibogaine Treatment for PTSD
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a debilitating condition that impacts 44.7 million people worldwide. The disorder is often difficult to live with and equally difficult to treat. Anxiety medications are the first round of defense in Western Culture for those suffering from PTSD, but ibogaine treatment is gaining popularity as a means of defense and safe, natural recovery.
Symptoms of PTSD
PTSD is an extreme form of anxiety that is often the result of trauma that causes serious distress. The trauma may be the result of witnessing a crime, being abused, or experiencing some other situation that induced extreme fear and a feeling of helplessness. PTSD is characterized by the following symptoms:
- Memories interrupt sleep or appear during the day as a flashback. The memory will often make the individual feel as if he or she is right back in the traumatic situation that originally caused him or her pain or suffering.
- Avoiding situations, places, or activities that will bring back memories of the traumatic event.
- Irrational or angry outbursts.
- Mood swings such as feelings of hopelessness, numbness, or suicidal thoughts.
- Lack of desire to remain involved or active in relationships with family or friends.
- Feeling as if the traumatic event is recurring.
Who Experiences PTSD?
PTSD develops in the mind of an individual that has experienced a shocking event such as witnessing the death of a loved one, experiencing a near-death event, or being responsible for the death of someone. Although death is not always a factor in the diagnosis of PTSD, it is a common factor for many.
PTSD is often the result of someone who:
- Is abused as a child and feels helpless.
- Suffers a sexual assault such as rape or molestation.
- Is it a car accident that is deadly or nearly deadly?
- Is a veteran of active duty war.
- Witnesses the death of someone, especially a loved one.
- Is responsible for the death of someone—either by accident or on purpose.
It is estimated that about 9% of those living in the US will experience PTSD at some point in their lifetime. More common in women than men, PTSD symptoms are often treated with antidepressants or anxiety medications, both of which have a strong ability to cause long-term addiction.
But what if the treatment did not have to include an addictive drug?
Persistent thoughts, feelings, and emotions associated with PTSD can make everyday life feel completely debilitating. There are external reminders in places, smells, activities, or people that may be related to the trauma experienced. This makes avoiding an anxiety outbreak difficult or nearly impossible for the individual suffering from PTSD.
The Limitation of PTSD Treatment
Traditional PTSD treatments like talk therapy and medication have been helpful for many patients, but they also have significant limitations.
One of the biggest limitations is the relatively low success rates of these treatments.
According to a study, only 50% of PTSD patients who received treatment achieved full remission of symptoms.
This means that the other 50% of patients are left struggling with their symptoms, often for years.
Therapy can take months or even years, and not all patients respond well to medication. Additionally, traditional treatments only address the symptoms of PTSD, not the root cause of the condition.
According to the National Center for PTSD, up to 60% of men and 50% of women experience at least one traumatic event in their lives. Of those individuals, up to 20% go on to develop PTSD.
Medications such as antidepressants and anti-anxiety drugs are also commonly prescribed for PTSD, but they may have negative side effects, such as over-reliance and addiction.
This is especially concerning when it comes to opioids, which have been shown to be highly addictive and may lead to further issues with substance abuse.
In fact, a study published in the National Library of Medicine found that overreliance on benzodiazepines (anti-anxiety medications) was associated with a higher risk of addiction and overdose.
Furthermore, traditional treatments often require long-term therapy, which can be expensive and time-consuming.
Overall, while traditional treatments can be effective for some individuals, they do have limitations that can hinder recovery.
Ibogaine as an alternative for PTSD Treatment
For those who have not found success with traditional PTSD treatments or who prefer a natural approach, ibogaine may be a promising alternative.
Ibogaine is a naturally occurring psychoactive substance found in the root bark of the iboga plant, which has been used for centuries in traditional healing ceremonies in West Africa.
It has been shown to have potential therapeutic effects on addiction, depression, and anxiety, making it a potentially effective treatment option for those struggling with PTSD.
One of the benefits of ibogaine treatment for PTSD is that it is a relatively short-term therapy, with many patients experiencing significant improvements after just one or two treatments.
This can be particularly appealing for those who, for whatever reason, will have difficulty committing to long-term traditional therapy.
Moreover, ibogaine treatment does not come with the same risks of over-reliance or addiction that are often associated with traditional medications.
Ibogaine has been found to work by resetting the brain’s neurotransmitter system, helping to reduce anxiety and depression symptoms and making it less likely that patients will become dependent on the substance.
It’s important to note that ibogaine treatment should only be administered under the supervision of a trained medical professional in a safe and controlled environment.
What to expect during an Ibogaine treatment for PTSD
Ibogaine treatment can influence the mood in a way that helps to release negative thoughts and the trauma associated with PTSD.
Clients that receive ibogaine therapy report that they no longer suffer from the strong emotions that were responsible for their trauma prior to the treatment. Many even find that they feel better after treatment than they did PRIOR to PTSD.
Ibogaine targets the brain and reacts with the MU receptors.
It balances out the chemicals responsible for emotions such as happiness, causing a sense of calmness and a later understanding of WHY the brain was so traumatized by the negative experience.
Ibogaine for PTSD works as follows:
- The patient is assessed and our medical team along with David Dardashti works up a plan of treatment. This includes the distinction of a proper dose of ibogaine for the unique needs of the client. Every client receives a different dose.
- The client is brought into a treatment room where an IV of nutrients is inserted. Then an ibogaine dose is administered.
- The client is provided headphones to listen to a unique set of music that was created specifically for the ibogaine treatment.
- After about 6-8 hours, treatment is over and the client returns to his or her room to relax.
But what actually happens to the body and the brain during ibogaine treatment for PTSD is as follows:
- The neurons responsible for sending signals throughout the body from the brain and back to the brain are healed.
- A deeply spiritual and personal insight into the subconscious is experienced.
- The body is immediately relaxed.
- The mind is able to see the negative patterns or trauma and let go of it. The subconscious finally allows the conscious mind to have proper perception and control thoughts.
- Self-awareness allows the individual that was suffering from PTSD to move forward with his or her life. The negative patterns and the trauma that was causing deeply rooted depression are no longer in control after the ibogaine treatment takes place.
The potential benefits of Ibogaine treatment for PTSD
One of the main benefits of Ibogaine treatment for PTSD is the potential for long-lasting relief.
Unlike traditional treatments, which often require ongoing therapy and medication management, Ibogaine can provide a more permanent solution by addressing the underlying emotional trauma that contributes to PTSD symptoms.
Another benefit of Ibogaine treatment is the potential for a quicker and more efficient recovery.
In some cases, people have reported significant improvements in their PTSD symptoms after just one session of Ibogaine treatment.
It’s also worth noting that Ibogaine treatment is a natural and non-addictive alternative to traditional PTSD treatments, such as prescription medications, which can often lead to dependence and negative side effects.
USING IBOGAINE TO TREAT PTSD AND EMOTIONAL STRESS
Ibogaine by David Dardashti is continuing to innovate with the treatment process for emotional trauma and post-traumatic stress disorder using its Ibogaine treatment therapy. The Ibogaine clinic and research facility is located in Playa del Carmen, Mexico, and is globally renowned as a leading destination for Ibogaine treatment in both North and South America. The facility is known to have had great success in treating individuals for substance abuse and has helped thousands with the recovery process.
Over the last few years, we have been expanding. No longer do we limit ourselves to treating substance abuse patients – we now treat patients with depression and post-traumatic stress disorder, as well. With the successes that we have attained due to the psychological healing properties of Ibogaine, we believe that Ibogaine will become the foundation on which post-traumatic stress and emotional trauma patients will build a successful recovery. Many patients have had success with treatments for depression, substance abuse, and psychological stress, thus making Ibogaine the top treatment with regard to psychological healing treatments.
The Importance of Understanding PTSD
For many, those who do not understand the full complexity of post-traumatic stress disorder, the condition can be characterized by a variety of symptoms that can be relatively easy to distinguish. When one has a traumatic event happen in their life, they will sometimes experience anxiety, obsessive-compulsive behavior, sleep disturbances, flashbacks, and even panic attacks. Even though the individual may consciously block out this event, the symptoms will still manifest within the individual’s life and may create a day-to-day dysfunction.
What counts as a “traumatic psychological event” varies by individual. That being said, there are situations in which post-traumatic stress disorder will result in great frequency. These situations include childhood abuse, rape, witnessing torture, fighting in a war, or seeing accidents resulting in the death of a loved one. PTSD occurs when the brain cannot accept the event and thus blocks it out.
This in turn may cause make the individual to experience the symptoms mentioned – even if the event is no longer consciously remembered, the brain still needs to work through the event. In addition to having the symptoms of PTSD, many individuals will also have other side effects. Those who experience childhood abuse, rape, or assault, may have trouble forming relationships due to their lack of trust. This often leads to individuals with PTSD relying on alcohol and/or other drugs to help them cope, which quickly results in chemical dependency.
How Ibogaine Helps
Because of this connection between alcohol and/or drug reliance and chemical dependency in patients with post-traumatic stress disorder, David Dardashti believes that Ibogaine treatment can provide those suffering from emotional trauma with a treatment that will help them recover with a high success rate. For those who have been suffering from addiction, the treatment’s innovative process has already demonstrated highly successful results. Since part of this high success rate is due to the fact that the treatment helps patients to deal with not just the physical dependencies, but the root emotional issues, it naturally follows that the treatment would be able to treat emotional issues, such as PTSD, as well.
Individuals who suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder or general emotional trauma will almost always have dopamine levels that are significantly higher than normal, due to years of fear, anxiety, and depression. The Ibogaine treatment can help here by naturally balancing out the chemically altered mind in a safe manner, leading the patient onto the path of healing. The center welcomes patients who aspire towards a better future – one filled with hope, joy, and vitality.
After Ibogaine Treatment for PTSD
While ibogaine does help to heal the mind, there is still work to be done. The client is encouraged to actively participate in a support group following his or her ibogaine treatment to help continue the healing process. PTSD is the result of deep-rooted traumatic life experiences—and while an alkaloid or substance such as ibogaine can equate to years of therapy for some, additional support is usually helpful.
There are many ways a person can get additional support following ibogaine treatment. We recommend you find a PTSD support group, a grief support group, or a similar group of fellowship with others that have witnessed or experienced similar situations. You could also continue counseling or therapy if you are interested in doing so—it certainly won’t harm the recovery process.
Get Ibogaine Treatment
Are you ready to say goodbye to the negative thoughts that are keeping you up at night and preventing you from living a happy, comfortable life? Ibogaine treatment for PTSD can help you overcome this battle with depression and anxiety so that you can begin to balance out and feel better.
Our Mexico Ibogaine Clinic is here to help you every step of the way. Begin by calling our professional helpline at 1-800-818-4511 to speak with a caring professional. We understand what you are going through and can’t wait to help you move on.
One call to our center will help you to:
- Determine whether ibogaine treatment is right for you.
- Decide when to get help.
- Find out whether you should bring any medications or special items with you when you come to Mexico.
- Determine how long the treatment process will take and what to expect.
- Schedule your ibogaine treatment and begin the recovery process.
USING IBOGAINE TO TREAT TRAUMA AND ANXIETY, HOLISTICALLY
Here at our treatment facility, we have always known that trauma is often the root cause of addiction and addictive behaviors, and so we’ve made it our mission to greatly increase the effectiveness of other rehab methods, by first treating the trauma, and subsequently the anxiety it brings. It’s been the foundation of all our treatments. Making use of Ibogaine treatment as part of our therapy is but a portion of the process.
The Ibogaine clinic and research facility is located in Playa del Carmen, Mexico, and is globally renowned as a leading destination for Ibogaine treatment in both North and South America.
We are known for our track record of success in treating individuals for substance abuse and we’ve helped thousands with the recovery process, but we are also determined to increase the awareness of what the treatment can do for ALL forms of trauma and anxiety.
With the successes that we have attained due to the psychological healing properties of Ibogaine, we believe that Ibogaine will become the foundation on which post-traumatic stress and emotional trauma patients will build a successful recovery.
Many patients have had success with treatments for depression, substance abuse, and psychological stress, thus making Ibogaine the top treatment with regard to psychological healing treatments.
Understanding TRAUMA TREATMENT
When one has a traumatic event make a mark on their life, they will sometimes experience anxiety, sleep disturbances, obsessive-compulsive behavior, flashbacks, and even panic attacks. The individual may consciously block out this event, but the symptoms can still manifest within the individual’s life and may create a day-to-day dysfunction.
What counts as a “traumatic psychological event” varies by individual. That being said, there are common situations where severe trauma is often an inevitable result. These include childhood abuse, rape, witnessing recurring physical violence, or seeing accidents resulting in the death of a loved one. Trauma occurs when the brain cannot fully process the event and thus blocks it out.
The reality is, even if the event is no longer consciously remembered, the brain still needs to work through the event, which can cause the severe anxiety that plagues individuals.
Without the needed catharsis, the conscious mind may seek to quell anxiety through chemical dependencies or compulsions that can greatly affect one’s life.
HOW IBOGAINE HELPS
Because of this connection between alcohol and/or drug reliance and chemical dependency in patients with unresolved trauma, David Dardashti and his research have shown that Ibogaine treatment can act as a catalyst in recalling and addressing the root trauma and helping create a conscious plan to move forward from undesired habits. For those who have been suffering from addiction, the treatment’s innovative process has already demonstrated highly successful results.
Our center welcomes patients who aspire towards a better future – one filled with hope, joy, and vitality.
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