Military uses Acupuncture for PTSD and Brain Injury
As I have posted elsewhere on this site, we treat PTSD at our clinic quite frequently and the benefits haven't escaped the military. There are several ongoing studies on this therapy as a modality and articles continue to be published regularly in the press and medical literature.
- You can read an interesting one at the Department of Defense Live website, DODLive.
- An article which brings together many research articles on PTSD, the military and acupuncture can be read here and finds that,
Acupuncture effectively treats posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Researchers conducting a randomized controlled study of active duty US military service personnel concludes that acupuncture significantly improves patient outcomes for PTSD patients. Acupuncture also induced secondary improvements: reduced depression and pain, improved mental and physical health functioning.