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Thursday, June 15, 2017

US Army invests $2million in research to test 'game changer' one-shot injection to beat PTSD

The physician injects a dose of local anesthetic into a cluster of nerves called the stellate ganglion, which connect the body to the brain

A 'stellate ganglion block' is an injection of anesthetic into a nerve cluster called the stellate ganglion, which connects the brain to the body
  • This nerve cluster is key for controlling our response to perceived danger
  • Scientists claim one shot to numb this cluster can 'reset' our nervous system
  • The injection has been used successfully since it was invented in Illinois in 2006
  • Now the US Army has invested $2m in US studies to confirm its effectiveness before endorsing it as a standard treatment method

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