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Pentagon experiments with alternative therapies


Posted on Sunday, 9 May, 2010 | Comment icon 4 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
Because those are shams
Comment icon #2 Posted by Nenaptio on 11 May, 2010, 1:56
how are those shams?
Comment icon #3 Posted by Larving on 11 May, 2010, 5:27
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18280103 http://www.nowpublic.com/health/acupuncture-sham-healthcare Not to mention, in Denmark there was recently a case were acupuncturists were found to inject MEDICINE into the patients using medical needles, without the patients' permission or knowledge


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