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Acupuncture for Veterans

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Acupuncture is a very efficient way to help with different concerns a Veteran may be experiencing from Pain from injuries or regular wear and tear as well as Anxiety Depression and Sleep Issues  which are all part of a list of at least 20 signs and symptoms of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) that some Veteran's deal with and manage on a daily basis according to Acupuncture Today issue July 15, Vol. 16, Issue 07.

PTSD can emerge from various causes ranging from aggression to violence or disasters. Any situation causing emotional, physical or mental trauma can result in PTSD. The use of acupuncture for PTSD has been scientifically proven to show reduced anxiety levels and stress in individuals. Through such Chinese forms of treatment, it is easier for afflicted individuals to regain composure in daily life activities. According to Acupuncture Today issue July 15, Vol. 16, Issue 07.

 Many natural treatments are used to treat PTSD disorders in affected individuals. Yet out of all these remedies acupuncture seems to be most effective for treatment. Different studies like those conducted by Dr. Hollifield at Department of Psychiatry in University of New Mexico, show that acupuncture can be used successfully as natural treatment for PTSD symptoms like depression, anxiety, insomnia as well as pain coming from psychosomatic disorders. The healing effects of acupuncture can last over three months post-treatment. Distinct from other conventional psychiatric treatments that are exposure-oriented (in that they require patients to reconstruct traumatic incidents), acupuncture for PTSD does not expose the patient to such elements and thus is safer and non-intrusive.

Studies conducted by the Pentagon have revealed that most soldiers affected by PTSD would be more inclined to accept non-exposure treatments such as acupuncture for PTSD. The biggest reason for this is because the soldiers need not share such traumatic experiences with their psychiatrist. Besides, acupuncture has been revealed to provide rapid benefits to patients through faster healing. Ear acupuncture on veteran soldiers located in Vermont has helped many overcome sleep disorders originating due to PTSD. The benefits of acupuncture for PTSD has translated into greater word of mouth as more people recommend acupuncture as a successful alternative medicine and treatment to conventional treatments.


As per a recent collaboration between Nityamo Lian DOM and another student from International Institute of Chinese Medicine, there has been the development of a conventional "point prescription" mode of treatment along with scope for individual variation. Thus, while the standard treatment details a holistic set of points in the body that need stimulation through acupuncture, these point treatments can also be customized to suit individual cases. Persons with severe PTSD symptoms might require a slightly different form of acupuncture as compared to those persons with milder symptoms.

Give your Veteran's Ins. a call and let them know you'd like to book an appointment for acupuncture treatments and they will let you know how to get those treatments set up.

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