Check out this video uploaded by the Department of Defense!
Presently, the Department of Defense (DOD) and even the Veterans Administration (VA) is increasingly using Acupuncture as a treatment modality. This is truly a great thing to see as a practitioner. One of the hardest parts of our job, is educating people on the benefits of Acupuncture. It is an amazing treatment modality for pain & emotional stress, not to mention a number of other disorders & diseases. Like the service member states in this video
“for some, it cures the problem… for me, it gives me a moment of relaxation where I don’t have to think about certain things”.
The fact that Acupuncture is currently a mode of treatment for our vets and those on active duty is especially exciting for me, as I wrote my research paper on treating Veterans with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. The act of war is incredibly stressful on a soldier’s body, mind and spirit. The fact that we are able to provide them with an alternative to help them relax or reduce pain that doesn’t come with a list of side effects or black box warnings, is truly priceless.
“It’s a moment of peace in a sea of pain”