Reduce Your Stress and Anxiety-Discover the Stellate Ganglion Block and Experience a Breakthrough

Retired Navy SEAL, Father, Consultant

Here at Joy Wellness Partners, we recognize that stress, anxiety and pain transcend professions and life experiences, and can significantly impact your quality of life.

Whether they originate from childhood experiences or occur later in life, stress injuries, also known as trauma, can have a profound impact on present-day living. The accumulation of stressful experiences can lead to overwhelming symptoms, ranging from persistent rumination and heightened startle responses to feelings of guilt, shame and insomnia.

We specialize in innovative and effective treatments for stress injuries and chronic pain, such as the Stellate Ganglion Block (SGB). Performed for pain syndromes since 1925, recent clinical research and practice has found the SGB to be particularly beneficial for PTSD. This treatment is designed to interrupt the prolonged fight-or-flight response that often accompanies long-standing trauma or anxiety.

Since we were founded in San Diego and serve a large military community in our clinic locations, we understand that military service can bring unique challenges, including post-traumatic stress. We are dedicated to providing tailored solutions to address these issues. The Stellate Ganglion Block is particularly effective for military veterans, police officers and first responders. But PTSD is not just a result of war. Perhaps you’re a CEO navigating the high-pressure world of business or a woman facing the complex challenges of menopause. The SGB has been found effective in such situations as well.

Joy Wellness Partners performs 5-10 SGBs a week, and has administered over 1,000 SGBs since 2016.

We at Joy Wellness Partners are Stellate Ganglion Block (SGB) specialists. Our objective with the SGB procedure is to interrupt and reprogram the prolonged fight-or-flight response that often accompanies long-standing trauma or anxiety. Our end goal is to help individuals from all walks of life regain control, find relief from these pervasive symptoms and embrace life with newfound vigor and joy.


Ajay K
Army Veteran, Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
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I recently had a stellate ganglion block procedure done at this clinic, and I can't praise them enough. From start to finish, the experience was exceptional. The staff were incredibly friendly and reassuring, which helped ease my anxiety about the procedure.

The procedure itself was performed with utmost precision and care. The doctor explained every step of the process, making sure I was comfortable and informed throughout. The relief I felt from the stellate ganglion block was almost immediate, and the pain relief has been life-changing.

The clinic's facilities were clean, modern, and well-maintained, creating a calming environment. I appreciate the follow-up care and support they provided to ensure my recovery went smoothly.

I highly recommend this clinic to anyone in need of a stellate ganglion block or similar medical procedures. Their professionalism, expertise, and compassionate care truly deserve a 5-star rating.

Jon Cabrera
SWAT Police Officer, Secretary of California Association of Tactical Officers (CATO)
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The staff at Joy Wellness Partners have been working on me for almost a year. I have undergone two Stellate Ganglion Blocks, which have completely changed my life.

I also have my testosterone supplements done regularly, and when I’m in, I make sure to get some IV therapy. I drive from over an hour away because I believe in their people and the quality of care they provide.

I tell everyone I know about them and I hope more people take advantage of their services.

Transformative Stellate Ganglion Block Treatment - Your Pathway to Calmness and Clarity

SGB stands out as an effective PTSD treatment, offering a natural and non-medication alternative to those seeking relief from life-crippling symptoms. By precisely targeting the bundle of nerves located in your neck—a critical junction in your body’s fight-or-flight response—we facilitate rapid and profound alleviation of symptoms related to anxiety, PTSD and chronic pain. This method tackles the distinctive stresses and emotional upheavals spurred by a variety of life’s traumatic events, all without the need for prescription medications. It’s akin to hitting a reset button for your body, swiftly guiding you back to your optimal self. In doing so, it provides effective relief and fosters resilience.

Dive into calmness and clarity with the SGB and permit yourself to rediscover strength, serenity and a balanced state of wellbeing as we facilitate this transformative healing process.


Promotes Mental Clarity and Emotional Balance

Rediscover inner peace and emotional balance through the calming effects of the SGB procedure, offering a natural route to holistic wellbeing.

Manages PTSD and PTSI Symptoms

Acknowledged as a powerful and natural therapy, the SGB diligently alleviates symptoms linked to Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Post Traumatic Stress Injury (PTSI).

Enhances Sleep Quality

Bid farewell to restless nights and embrace a state of tranquility that lessens insomnia, ensuring a more rejuvenating rest.

Calms the Mind

Experience the tranquility of a calm and ‘’quiet’’ mind as the SGB stills the relentless chatter, giving you a peaceful and centered disposition.

Enhances Digestive WellBeing

In addition to its mental health advantages, the SGB contributes to better digestion, fostering overall bodily harmony.

Boosts Intimacy

Revive intimacy as this natural therapy breaks down barriers, paving the way for closer and more meaningful connections to flourish.

Facilitates Social Interactions

Face social interactions with ease and confidence, as the SGB makes navigating social settings smoother and more enjoyable.

Reduces Hyper-Vigilance

Reduce persistent feelings of being “on edge” and alleviate social worries, fostering a state of relaxation and calm.

Limits Panic Attacks

Escape the clutches of anxiety as the SGB substantially reduces the frequency of panic attacks.

Encourages Serene Responses

Transform how you respond to stressors – becoming less reactive and more composed –  thanks to the grounding effects of a SGB.

Relieves symptoms of Long Covid (Parosmia)

During challenging periods, the SGB has been used to calm the overworked immune system, aiding in recovery and balance.

Begin Your Journey to Relief Today

Take action towards a life free from anxiety, PTSD and chronic pain by contacting Joy Wellness Partners today to learn more about the Stellate Ganglion Block treatment and how it can be a pivotal part of your wellness journey. Embrace the opportunity to live life on your terms: relieved, revitalized and ready for whatever comes your way.

Carol Joy Bender, NP, Founder of Joy Wellness Partners Interviews Dr. Sean Mulvaney, MD

Dr. Mulvaney has over 10 peer-reviewed medical publications (6 original studies) on the topic of SGB for PTSD and anxiety. He has taught hundreds of physicians neck sonographic anatomy and the SGB treatment technique. He is the doctor whose protocol we follow in the administration of the SGB at Joy Wellness Partners.

Our Promise of Expertise and Care

At Joy Wellness Partners, you’ll find more than providers; you’ll find trusted partners in health. With a reputation for being among the top in the field and for our genuine care for our patients, we assure a healing journey that’s compassionate, understanding and precisely tailored for you. Every suggestion we make is rooted in a commitment to understand your needs and thoughtfully guide you towards healing and wellness.

Navigating Toward a Better You - Less Stress, Less Anxiety and Less Pain

The SGB may not be right for everyone, but our caring healthcare providers can help you figure out if it’s a good choice for you. Book a consultation today to discuss the Stellate Ganglion Block treatment and how it might help you feel better physically and mentally.

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Non-invasive soundwave therapy for effective joint pain relief.

Platelet-Rich Plasma therapy to promote natural healing in joints and injuries.

Alpha-2-Macroglobulin therapy for protecting and cushioning joint tissue.

Harnessing growth factors to accelerate tissue repair and regeneration.

Gentle technique to relieve nerve entrapments and pain.

Frequently Asked Questions About Stellate Ganglion Block

The process involves a minimally invasive injection of an anesthetic around the stellate ganglion, guided by ultrasound. It takes about 10 minutes, with a short monitoring period afterward.

While generally a safe procedure, temporary side effects such as a red, droopy eyelid, facial flushing, throat tightness, hoarseness and a potential lowering of one’s blood pressure and heart rate can occur. These side effects are likely to wear off within six hours after the block. Risks, although minimal, include bleeding or seizure if the needle and medication is not accurately placed in the neck. These risks are minimized by the consistent use of high-resolution ultrasound in the hands of seasoned practitioners who have successfully guided the SGB injection to the correct location over 1,000 times at Joy Wellness Partners.

At Joy Wellness Partners, our SGB procedure isn’t limited to just PTSD patients. It’s designed to assist anyone dealing with stress, anxiety and related issues. Whether you seek improved wellbeing, relief from stress or enhanced emotional health, our personalized care aims to help everyone experience a better quality of life through our innovative therapies, regardless of  diagnosis or background. 

The fight-or-flight response can be triggered by various life experiences, including high-stress work environments, trauma or chronic stress. At Joy Wellness Partners, our goal is to help individuals like you regain control, reduce anxiety and improve overall wellbeing, regardless of the specific cause. The Stellate Ganglion Block procedure is highly effective in addressing these imbalances and providing relief. Reach out to explore how we can support your journey to a healthier, more balanced life.

While Stellate Ganglion Block (SGB) is not a standard treatment for Long Covid or Parosmia, it is a viable option to consider while addressing the stress and anxiety often associated with these conditions. By managing the emotional impact and helping individuals cope better, the SGB indirectly contributes to overall wellbeing.

The SGB represents a groundbreaking shift from traditional medication-based approaches to treating PTSD. Instead of relying on drugs, this procedure harnesses the body’s natural healing abilities by targeting the stellate ganglion, providing a holistic and medication-free alternative for PTSD treatment.
At Joy Wellness Partners, you can expect a supportive and compassionate environment. Our dedicated team will guide you through the SGB procedure, ensuring your comfort and safety throughout the process. We are here to empower you on your path to recovery.
CEO burnout is a state of physical and emotional exhaustion that affects many leaders and executives due to overwhelming stress. The SGB is an innovative therapy designed to alleviate the symptoms of stress and anxiety, enabling leaders to regain mental clarity and emotional resilience, ultimately helping them avoid burnout.

Yes, the SGB has been used for decades to provide relief for conditions like Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) and fibromyalgia. By targeting the stellate ganglion under ultrasound guidance, the SGB injection can be a powerful tool in your journey towards non-medication pain relief and holistic wellbeing.

A consultation with a knowledgeable, experienced SGB healthcare provider is essential to assess if it is a suitable option based on your symptoms and medical history.

Joy Wellness Partners does not accept insurance directly but provides superbills for patients to submit to their insurance company for potential reimbursement.

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