The news media seems to have found a major potential crisis in the health care of our service members, as reported recently by NBC Nightly News.
The news segment indicated that the incidence of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) appears to be significantly higher than reported during the Vietnam War.
One of the main reasons for this increase, NBC News stated, appears to be the number of military personel exposed to buried bombs.
The nature of the explosion seems to create a greater emotional impact than other forms of injury, i.e., gunshot wounds.
The Department of Veterans Affairs health care system, the NBC News segment reported, is overwhelmed with the prospect of hundreds of thousands of vets returning who desperately need help with their PTSD.
“A simple, yet powerful method, has been developed over decades of research” says John Iams, M.A., P.T. of Poway, Calif., in response to this problem.
Iams, a physical therapist, found many of his patients didn’t respond to his efforts to relieve their pain until he evolved his method, the StartLess Reflex™.
Iams researched the nature of the most primitive reflex, the startle reflex, and found a way, often within just minutes, to “reset” the primitive area of our emotional brain where this reflex is housed.
Iams says he is willing to share his maneuver with VA hospitals but knows it’ll take months if not years to wade through the bureaucratic “red tape,” believing our vets will suffer unnecessarily during this time.
What Iams says he hopes to find is a decision maker within the VA system who’ll take a close look at his method and its potential to heal the emotional pain from war.
“A small pilot study,” Iams says, “would prove the potential effectiveness of the method and help solve the PTSD issue for many of our returning vets.”