After years of research, Dr. Lipov’s treatment has been proven – by a now-published clinical trial – to make “a significant difference” for veterans with PTSD.
From the article:
Question How does stellate ganglion block compare with sham treatment in reducing the severity of posttraumatic stress disorder symptoms over 8 weeks?
Findings In this sham-controlled randomized clinical trial, 2 stellate ganglion block treatments 2 weeks apart were effective in reducing Clinician-Administered PTSD Scale for DSM-5 total symptom severity scores over 8 weeks. The adjusted mean symptom change was −12.6 points for the group receiving stellate ganglion blocks, compared with −6.1 points for those receiving sham treatment, a significant difference.
Meaning Stellate ganglion block treatment warrants further study as a posttraumatic stress disorder treatment adjunct.