Acupuncture is another way of healing without having to take prescription pain medication or over the counter drugs. A lot of veterans has seen change in their everyday life because of the acupuncture treatments. Benefits may include:

  • Improved mental clarity

    • Concentration and memory

    • Depression

    • Mental health concerns

  • decreased nightmares 

    • Hypervigilance

    • Flashbacks

  • Reduced anxiety and irritability 

  • More restful sleep 

  • increased energy 

  • pain

    • Injury

    • Illness

    • Lower back

  • Nausea and vomiting 

    • After an opporation

    • Chemotherapy

  • Knee pain from osteoarthritis 

  • substance dependency

Need to Know 

  1. Acupuncture is currently being investigated by the Walter Reed Medical center in washington, d.c. as a viable treatment modality for ptsd in returning veterans. the military has also started using acupuncture in the battlefield to help with pain.

  2. the mission is to provide acupuncture treatments to veterans to heal the stress-related problems of civilian readjustment after deployment and everyday life struggles. acupuncture has helped improve the PHYSICAL and mental well-being of veterans.

Here are some informational links on the VA Healthcare System: