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Pentagon experiments with alternative therapies

Posted on Sunday, 9 May, 2010 | Comment icon 3 comments | News tip by: behaviour???

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The Pentagon is trying out aroma therapy, acupuncture and other treatments to help traumatized soldiers.

The alternative treatments are being used to try to help soldiers who are suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder following ordeals on the battlefield and have so far shown promise.

"The US military is experimenting with aroma therapy, acupuncture and other unorthodox methods to treat soldiers traumatized by combat experiences, Defense Secretary Robert Gates said on Saturday."

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Comment icon #1 Posted by Larving on 9 May, 2010, 13:58
Gates touted possible treatments for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) during a meeting with the wives of servicemen at Fort Riley, Kansas, when one woman asked him to explain why chiropractic and acupuncture therapies were not covered under her military health care plan. Because those are shams
Comment icon #2 Posted by Nenaptio on 11 May, 2010, 1:56
Because those are shams how are those shams?
Comment icon #3 Posted by Larving on 11 May, 2010, 5:27
how are those shams? Back and neck pain are the domains of chiropractic but many chiropractors treat conditions other than musculoskeletal problems. With the possible exception of back pain, chiropractic spinal manipulation has not been shown to be effective for any medical condition. While acupuncture is widely accepted as a viable method of healthcare, there are still serious questions as to whether it has any effect at all. In a study completed on 302 random subjects at the Department of Internal Medicine II, Technische Universitat Munchen, Munich... [More]

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