Treating PTSD with the Stellate Ganglion Block with Navy Veteran Meriwether Ball


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25 February 2019

Meriwether Ball, USMC historian and journalist, has provided pro-bono public affairs effort for Dr. Eugene Lipov since her successful treatment, relieving her of 50 years of symptoms.  Dr. Eugene Lipov is the pioneering anesthesiologist who developed the Lipov Block, the stellate ganglion block for treatment of PTSD.

I don’t have flashbacks, nightmares anymore and I have to tell you that it was so unfamiliar.  The first thing I said, Greg asked me how do I feel and I said, it’s so noisy in here. He said that’s something, a lot of people who have had the block experience that the noise in your head is so loud.  I didn’t realize that flashbacks had audio. – Meriwether Ball

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U.S. Marines (and others) From a New Angle

Writing about Marines has been my thing for the last 20 years.

Now I am writing about leading-from-the-front Marines (and others) whose lives have been saved.

They have had their post-traumatic stress symptoms removed or greatly diminished because Dr. Eugene Lipov performed the stellate ganglion block – a ridiculously simple little procedure – on them.

It cured my 50 years battle with PTS, and it has cured hundreds of service members.

He developed this decades-old procedure for PTS, and he is the master.

Of course I continue to think about the unsung Marines who received the top medals, and my book series Great Marines is still alive.

Now I need to use my pen to save Marines’ lives by telling the stories of those who heard about Lipov, reached out, flew to Chicago, and had their world improve immeasureably.

Let’s do this y’all. Let’s hear the stories of these extraordinary souls, and lets save some lives.

Semper fidelis,

Meriwether Ball
Site Manager


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