Military Leads the Way in Acupuncture for PTSD

June 24, 2010

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by Pamela Katz Ressler, RN, BSN, HN-BC, MS-PREP graduate student and PREP-AIRED blog moderator
With an estimated 17 percent of U.S. miliary personnel returning from Iraq and Afghanistan with symptoms of PTSD or Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (Archives of General Psychiatry), the military is now leading the way in integration of western and eastern models of care into the healthcare system. Use of acupuncture, meditation, yoga, and tai chi are currently being utilized in conjuntion with allopathic medical and psychological care. A recent article in Statesman.com highlights these integrative efforts.
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  • 1.    Dr. Jason  |  September 27th, 2010 at 5:22 PM

    As a chiropractor, we have treated many of our vets. the mental pain that they have can sometimes manifest as physical pain. At our office, we may treat their pain but we also need to sit and listen to their concerns.

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