The recently announced treatments involve the injection of a local anesthetic near a part of the sympathetic nervous system known as the stellate ganglion. The clinic explains that the therapy is designed to reset the body’s fight-or-flight response, which can be hyperactive in those who suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
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Soft Reboot Wellness is one of the leading providers of IV ketamine therapy in the greater San Francisco Bay Area, and the center’s latest SBG treatments can be used alone or in combination with ketamine infusions. All programs are developed and administered by Dr. Sara Herman, a board-certified cardiac anesthesiologist, and a graduate of both Harvard Medical School and Columbia University.
A recent report from anxiety.org summarizes the current science on SGB therapy, stating that the procedure has success rates of 75%, with positive effects lasting for periods of several months or, in some cases, years. In comparison to weekly trauma therapy, SGB removes the need for ongoing attendance, eliminating the problems associated with patient drop-out or discontinuation.
Soft Reboot Wellness states that its recently announced SGT treatments are not a cure for PTSD, but the clinic agrees with anxiety.org that relief can be felt for several months. The center consults with all clients prior to recommending either SGB or ketamine infusion therapies and states that they may be more beneficial when incorporated into a holistic treatment approach.
“It is thought that experiencing trauma can cause the stellate ganglion to become hyperactive, triggering and re-triggering our fight-or-flight response long after the traumatic event occurred,” a clinic representative explained. “SGB involves injecting local anesthesia near the stellate ganglion nerve cluster as a means of regulating–or ‘rebooting’–a hyperactive sympathetic nervous system response.”
About Soft Reboot Wellness
Clinic founder Dr. Sara Herman MD began to research the potential of psychedelic healing after her own encounter with mental health challenges when being treated for breast cancer in 2017. Now a member of several leading centers of expertise, Dr. Herman aims to introduce these cutting-edge treatments to clients in the wider San Francisco Bay Area.
“I recently did a Stellate Ganglion Block (SGB) at Soft Reboot Wellness, as I struggle with anticipatory anxiety and there’s a lot of research that a single SGB can be really helpful in this regard,” one client recently stated. “The procedure felt trivial physically. There was just a bit of pressure on my neck. Since the treatment, I’ve noticed a meaningful reduction in this kind of unwelcome anxiety.”
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Soft Reboot Wellness
825 Oak Grove Ave
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