Alternative Medicine Is Changing The Way The Army Treats Pain

I’ve previously written about the Army’s increased willingness to use acupuncture as a treatment for medical conditions. Here is more good news: army doctors are now considering acupuncture, as well as other holistic treatments, for pain management.  They are trying to move away from the “take some pain-killers” way of thinking and treat each pain complaints as the complex problem it is.

“Based on 109 recommendations from an Army-led Pain Management Task Force, the Army is seeking to move away from merely dispensing pain medication to embracing a holistic, multidisciplinary approach to caring for soldiers.”

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