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Blood Biomarker Breakthrough for PTSD - Ozone Therapies, Natural Remedies

[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 28, 2019 5:55:45 PM / by Winter Ninivaggi

 

Incredible new blood test for PTSD is in the works. 

After a decade long research project, led by a team of scientists at Indiana University School of Medicine investigating blood-based genetic biomarkers, a newly published study revealed the development of a blood test that can identify patients most at risk for developing PTSD and possibly even predict future psychiatric hospitalizations. 

The research focused on correlating objective blood-based biomarkers with subjective sensations of psychological stress. The team ultimately uncovered 285 specific blood biomarkers that correlated with the severity of the subjects PTSD. 

"There are similar tests like this in other fields, like cancer, where a physician can biopsy the affected part of the body to determine the stage of disease," explains Alexander Niculescu, psychiatry professor from Indiana University, and lead on the new study. "But when it comes to mental health, biopsying the brain isn't an option. Our research is applying similar concepts from other areas of medicine, but we're engineering new ways that will allow us to track mental symptoms objectively, including stress, using blood, or so-called 'liquid biopsies.'" (Haridy, 2019)

The blood test, if successfully implemented could offer benefits to both patients and doctors. Acute PTSD severity could be measured allowing for clear and quantifiable insights into whether a patient is improving through a given treatment. The test could also allow for more precise treatments tailored to the individual patient.  The researchers pointed out specific gene expression signatures that could indicate the specific drug targets that would be most effective for the patient. 

Niculescu and his research team may be several years away from rolling these blood tests out into clinical settings but the pathway is certainly promising. The researchers are currently seeking more funding and institutional collaborations to better develop this kind of comprehensive blood-based biomarker research.

PTSD can develop in response to traumatic or life-threatening events, causing anxiety, fear and nightmares. PTSD is the result of powerful memories of extreme fear response. 

We have natural treatments and safe effective ozone therapies for the treatment of PTSD. Treatment needs to be individualized for veterans who have PTSD. Besides service dogs, other effective treatments are cognitive therapy, group therapy, oxytocin hormonal treatment, I.V. ozone with German biologics for traumatic brain injuries and Good Gut products that change the intestinal microbiome bacterium and neurotransmitter production.  It has demonstrated positive results in Vascular disease, Cardiovascular disease, Neurodegeneration diseases, Type II diabetes, skin conditions, Lyme, Cancers, Autoimmune conditions, Environmental Detoxification, Chronic Inflammation, Chronic Infections, Mitochondrial Repair, Age-Related Macular Degeneration, Musculoskeletal conditions, Immune support and so on. 

I.V. Ozone improves oxygen delivery to every cell. It also stimulates all detoxification pathways, anti-oxidants and healthy cell proliferation. It works to eliminate pathogens of bacterial, viral and fungal nature that contribute to chronic disease patterns. 

Stress comes in many flavors and it effects everyone. Ozone has an intelligent way of positively effecting brain chemistry and reducing stress. Ozone reduces inflammation of all kinds at the source

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Haridy, R. (2019, March 13). Breakthrough blood test for PTSD on the horizon. Retrieved from https://newatlas.com/blood-test-ptsd-gene-biomarker/58833/

Winter Ninivaggi

Written by Winter Ninivaggi

Isadora Guggenheim, ND, RN, MS, CNS LMT, owner of Second Nature Naturopathic Care, LLC
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