Acupuncture treatment for PTSD works by creating coherence. It redirects the blood flow from the limbic system to the prefrontal cortex. It balances the parasympathetic response, thus restoring coherence. It inhibits the amygdala, reduces cortisol and ephinephrine production, hence facilitating a return to optimal state. Acupuncture stimulates the secretion of endorphins and reduces pain.
Read the whole article in the New Indian Express here: http://www.newindianexpress.com/lifestyle/health/Acupuncture-for-Military-PTSD-Found-Effective/2016/06/04/article3463208.ece