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Category: Acupuncture and PTSD

Acupuncture Benefits Veterans

I’m happy to report that acupuncture has been helpful to many Veterans who have defended our country, deserve and need the support. Veterans in this country have served bravely and suffered for it, and I want to say THANK YOU! Sadly veterans often return from service with traumatic brain injuries, chronic pain and post-traumatic stress: Read More

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Posted By: tcm007 on November 9, 2017

Acupuncture Can Improve Your Mental Health

*This article is from acufinder.com At some point in life everyone deals with major upheavals or emotional distress. These events can trigger a host of unexpected feelings and behaviors from depression and panic attacks to major disruptions in sleep and eating. Acupuncture and Oriental medicine can alleviate symptoms associated with mental health issues in treating: Read More

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Posted By: tcm007 on December 27, 2011

Acupuncture Could Help If There Was An Alien Invasion ;)

As I have mentioned in previous blog posts, I am a Star Trek fan. As a matter of fact, I am a fan of good science fiction wherever I find it. Recently I have been watching the show, Falling Skies. In this morbid fictional reality, Earth has been dominated for some time by Aliens called: Read More

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Posted By: tcm007 on July 27, 2011

Navy Needles

Stress disorders (some are very severe) are exploding in our servicemen and women.  Away from home in totally unfamiliar situations for long stretches, exposed to deadly situations, and confused by unknown cultures, women and men who serve in the armed forces are predictably likely candidates for psychological problems.  Unfortunately, the is still a stigma in: Read More

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Posted By: tcm007 on July 11, 2011

Volunteer Acupuncturists Return To Haiti

Last year I wrote about the volunteer acupuncturists who went to Haiti after the catastrophic earthquake hit. They provided more than 4,500 treatments for post-traumatic stress disorder and pain management. This happened through the combined efforts of Acupuncturists Without Borders (AWB) and Pathways to Wellness.  Now a year later AWB is returning to Haiti this: Read More

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Posted By: tcm007 on February 16, 2011

Helping Soldiers With Acupuncture

In the military magazine, Stars and Stripes, I read a report about doctors treating injured soldiers with acupuncture while they are being transported from Ramstein to the States.  The doctors hope to control the soldiers’ pain during the air evacuation.  This is all part of a study about  battlefield acupuncture. The article quotes Air Force Dr.: Read More

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Posted By: tcm007 on February 10, 2011

Acupuncture Gives Hope To Patients With PTSD

PTSD are the initials that stand for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, a severe type of anxiety disorder. PTSD results from a person witnessing or being involved in a traumatic event that causes intense fear, helplessness or horror, such as, a natural disaster (think hurricane Katrina), rape, childhood abuse, a tragic accident, or war. Diagnostic manuals say: Read More

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Posted By: tcm007 on February 3, 2011

Acupuncture Helps Veterans With Traumatic Brain Injuries

In the last couple of years the military and Veterans have been using acupuncture more frequently and with success. Acupuncture has been used in Iraq and here at home to treat Veterans with PTSD and chronic pain.  Acupuncture Today recently published this really well done article by Lynne Morgan, RN, LAc, OMD. She writes about the: Read More

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Posted By: tcm007 on November 28, 2010

U.S. Department of Defense Gives $1.2 Million Grant To The New England School Of Acupuncture For Research

Great News From Acufinder.com $1.2 Million Grant from the U.S. Department of Defense to Study AcupunctureBy: New England School of Acupuncture NEWTON, MA (June 23, 2010) – The New England School of Acupuncture (NESA) is the recipient of a $1.2 million U.S. Department of Defense grant to fund a first-of-its-kind clinical trial: the Effectiveness of: Read More

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Posted By: tcm007 on July 5, 2010

Veteran Uses Acupuncture To Get Healthy

A hopeful story recently appeared in The journal Times.com from Wisconsin. It described a veteran who became addicted to drugs after his duty in Viet Nam. Finally, 25 years ago, he entered a Veteran’s Hospital Stress Unit where he was treated for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. It was somewhat helpful. Recently, he turned to acupuncture after: Read More

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Posted By: tcm007 on November 30, 2009
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