Complementary Therapy For Treatment of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) : A Literature Review
Keywords:Complementary Therapy, PTSD Rehabilitation, Alternative therapy
Background: Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a group of symptoms that occur when a person repeatedly relives a traumatic incident through recurring thoughts, nightmares, and flashbacks. There are various complementary therapy options for PTSD. Mind-body therapies, art, music, meditation, and yoga, have shown potential in treating PTSD symptoms. This study aims to find out what kinds of complementary therapies can be given to PTSD patients and how different effective types of therapeutic interventions are for PTSD patients.
Methods: This literature review focuses on complementary therapy and its effects for rehabilitation intervention in PTSD patients spiritual intervention by nurses with databases in the form PubMed, Willey, Proquest published in 2015-2020 using keywords: complementary therapy, post-traumatic stress disorder, PTSD. Articles obtained are analyzed descriptively
Results: The therapy Based on a review of the nine selected articles, it was discovered that complementary therapies such as yoga, art therapy, music therapy, Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT), and others have positive effects on PTSD patients, such as improving concentration sleep, and hyperarousal. These complementary practices were also linked to positive psychological attitudes, vitality, good health, and relaxation
Conclusions: These findings suggest that complementary therapy can be an effective and convenient alternative treatment that, being used regularly, can improve participants' quality of life (QoL) and their mental and physical health.