Senator Chuck Schumer says the VA should try EFT to help Veterans with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.
We've been telling you about retired Army Staff Sergeant Dan Hoaglin and his struggles with PTSD. After trying everything, Dan turned to a therapy called Emotional Freedom Technique. It drastically reduced his PTSD symptoms.
Mental Health Counselors and veterans groups say EFT works but it's not approved by the VA. They believe after that after more research it will be approved. But that is years away and thousands of returning troops and veterans could suffer in the mean time.
Schumer says the VA needs to change it's ways. "The VA cannot have this 'see no evil hear no evil' attitude. If they think the treatment works they ought to give it to people. If they have a good reason that it doesn't work let them prescribe something else."
We have many resources for Veterans with PTSD.
The toll free number to the VA's Veteran's Crisis Line is 1-800-273-8255 and Press 1.
To talk with Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Tom Porpiglia at Life Script Counseling Services in Rochester call 585-704-0376.
Read about the Veterans Stress Project and EFT here.
The Veteran's Outreach Center has many free resources for veterans in the Rochester Region.
Warrior Salute is a service of CDS Monarch that helps Veterans from all over the country with PTSD.