Trauma is a universal human truth.

Mental trauma causes a physiological change and by calming the sympathetic nervous system, it can be treated.


PTSD is an injury that can be treated.

In psychology, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is defined as a response to experiencing traumatic or stressful events that create feelings of horror or helplessness. A neuroscience-informed view suggests that what has been called PTSD is in fact a biological injury that can be seen through brain scans.

Though PTSD is a common term mental healthcare professionals use, Stella and others have suggested a new term – Post Traumatic Stress Injury (PSTI) – instead of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. By talking about Post-Traumatic Stress as an injury, we can reduce stigmas around healing.

At Stella, we have a range of proven treatments for the symptoms and conditions associated with trauma exposure. While many mental healthcare resources highlight the 17 most common PTSD symptoms, there are actually more.


Brain imagery data suggests that sympathetic dysregulation causes changes that are visible in the brain.

More people are living with Post-Traumatic Stress than you may think but research suggests that only 2-11% of people experiencing trauma symptoms are actually diagnosed.

Oftentimes, when someone experiences a traumatic or highly stressful event, their body's fight-or-flight response – which is connected to the sympathetic nervous system – turns on. If it stays on long after the traumatic event, the body may be experiencing what is referred to as sympathetic dysregulation.

By stopping the nerve growth that is occurring and eliminating or pruning the extra nerve fibers that have been created, the amygdala can be reset to its pre-trauma state.

This is a physical injury that can be treated.

We measure success in lives changed.

Stella's treatment approach gives patients the optimal pathway to seamless, comprehensive, integrated care by using a variety of innovative treatments in combination with each other or as supplemental treatments to your existing care plan.


After years of sleepless nights, violent ideations, and suicidal thoughts due to military sexual trauma, Janelle needed a path toward healing. Her trauma symptoms were holding her back from the positive impact she was looking to make in this world. To Janelle, trauma was a prison she could not escape. After the stellate ganglion block, relief came quickly. Besides a temporary expected short-term effect called Horners Syndrome (a droopy red eye with a dilated pupil on the side of the injection), Janelle's thought process changed immediately, and her mind felt healthier and more optimistic. Her hope of making an impact has been revived.


After experiencing a devastatingly traumatic event at nine years old and living through a verbally abusive marriage, Kristen struggled with symptoms of trauma. Anger, sadness, and disconnection from others stuck with her for years. And despite trying various treatments such as EMDR and exercise, she never felt like herself again. However, her life changed when she discovered the SGB. In December 2022, she received the life-changing treatment. It had an immediate and positive impact, bringing her back to her happy and loving self and allowing her to reconnect with her children. Kristen is spreading the word about SGB and giving hope to others who may also be struggling with debilitating trauma.


When Mike returned home from his time in the Marines, he struggled with panic attacks, thoughts of impending doom, and even cold sweats that would stop him from his daily routine. Mike's trauma played on a loop through his head. He did everything he could to gain a higher quality of life, but with every attempt, he would find himself back at square one. Finally, after receiving the Stellate Ganglion Block, Mike experienced a relaxation he'd rarely felt before. His irritation level dropped immensely. And he found a quality of life he loves through SGB, therapy, exercise, and other forms of healing PTSD.


It's normal to feel skeptical or nervous when finding treatments that seem too good to be true, especially for trauma, and for Tara, it was no different. After experiencing years of relinquishment trauma, a form of adoption trauma, she felt her options for treatment were dwindling. After receiving treatment by Stella for the first time, Tara didn't recognize an impact and felt nothing had changed. She had preemptively scheduled another treatment two weeks later to be performed on the opposite side, but her doctors put her on the schedule for the next day. After her second treatment, she noticed an immediate impact. Her heart wasn't racing like it used to; the thoughts and anxiety in her head weren't there. Over the next few days, her stress dissipated. She noticed things were getting easier. As a healthcare professional, Tara encourages anyone seeking treatment for trauma and mental health challenges to look into the Stellate Ganglion Block. Knowing she now has the ability to feel "normal" was "worth every penny."


Witness what happened after a Marine Corps combat veteran tried a promising treatment for post-traumatic stress called the stellate ganglion block, or SGB. Before getting the 15-minute procedure, Sidney Morris described violence as his vice of choice.


"Post-traumatic stress disorder is validation of what happened." For years, the trauma from sex trafficking hid in Lexi's body and mind, manifesting with even the simplest sounds, including laughter. Now, three months after receiving the Stellate Ganglion Block, Lexi can breathe deeply and enjoy some of the biggest things life has to offer.


Luis was a police officer for 5 years. During a routine traffic stop, he was shot 6 times – causing injuries that left him unable to walk for two years. During this time, he began to realize that he was suffering from symptoms of PTSD. Luis was unable to feel affection for his son, which resulted in his son growing afraid of him. After receiving Treatment by Stella, he was able to feel a warmth towards others, and finds pleasure in interaction with those he loves.


Noel did everything he was supposed to managing his trauma symptoms. Still, on a good day, he could only be out in public for about two hours. After struggling for some time, he received the SGB treatment by Stella. Noel experiences a sense of calmness he hasn't experience since he was a teenager and is much more present in his social life. "It's a huge gift to your loved ones," he says."


Erin had received a Dual Sympathetic Reset, an advanced SGB, once before to help with her PTSD symptoms and suicidal ideations. The results of her first treatment had left her in a peaceful state; her racing thoughts had stopped, and the electricity under her skin had finally calmed. She began to realize that her environment at the time wasn't the best, causing some of the symptoms to resurface. Upon making changes in her life, like continued talk therapy and medication, she decided to return to Stella for another treatment since nothing like DSR SGB worked to calm her physical symptoms.



Shannon is an intensive care nurse on the front lines of the pandemic, who's already endured a lifetime of personal trauma. She was skeptical about getting an injection that would help her post-traumatic stress.

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Stella's innovative treatments help relieve symptoms of emotional trauma and mental health challenges.

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