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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

Veteran's Love Acupuncture!

Some people may still think of acupuncture as Voodoo but not our armed forces! Over the last few years the use of acupuncture has become increasingly popular, including an endorsement from the Army’s surgeon general, Lt. Gen. Eric Schoomaker. He has become a powerful advocate of TCM. Here are a few quotes from the General:: Read More

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Posted By: tcm007 on November 12, 2012

The Military Is a Fan of Acupuncture

I’ve written other posts about the military turning to acupuncture for treatment of our servicemen and women. Now NPR has come out with an important story praising acupuncture and quoting some very pleased doctors and patients.  This type of story pleases me terrifically, not only because I love hearing applause for acupuncture, but because I: Read More

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Posted By: tcm007 on February 17, 2012

The Army’s Surgeon General, is a Powerful Advocate of Alternative Medicine

I’ve always thought of the Army as one of the most traditional institutions in the U.S. I don’t associate it with new ideas or techniques but I may have to change my mind. There are people now trying to help our soldiers with “unconventional” techniques, such as acupuncture. Our soldiers have have returned from war: Read More

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Posted By: tcm007 on October 14, 2011

Alternative Medicine Is Changing The Way The Army Treats Pain

I’ve previously written about the Army’s increased willingness to use acupuncture as a treatment for medical conditions. Here is more good news: army doctors are now considering acupuncture, as well as other holistic treatments, for pain management.  They are trying to move away from the “take some pain-killers” way of thinking and treat each pain: Read More

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Posted By: tcm007 on August 3, 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

Acupuncture Is Being Used To Advantage Among Military Doctors In Afghanistan

I am always so gratified when more and more people begin to understand and use acupuncture.  Here is an article that describes the way the military is using acupuncture treatments for minor traumatic head injuries.  This is particularly smart because it means that soldiers with head injuries can be treated without introducing unnecessary chemicals into: Read More

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Posted By: tcm007 on April 26, 2011

Soldiers In Afghanistan Are Getting Incredible Results With Acupuncture

The Military seems to be becoming a big fan of acupuncture and it’s many benefits. I just read another article today on the use of acupuncture to treat injured soldiers. This time it is on a Marine Corps base in Afghanistan. Here are some excerpts from The Miami Herald article. CAMP LEATHERNECK, Afghanistan — The: Read More

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Posted By: tcm007 on February 21, 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
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