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VA Gets More Money to Explore Alternative Therapies for Wounded Veterans?

~ The Rebel ~ 2012/01/09 23:36:08
The Department of Veterans Affairs has received additional funding for studies
into the effectiveness of alternative therapies to help veterans deal with
stress and physical pain from combat.

At least 89 percent of VA medical
centers offered alternative forms of therapy in 2011, including yoga classes,
acupuncture, Tai-Chi and meditation, music therapy, energy healing and even
sweat lodge sessions, reports UT
San Diego.


Some patients report that these therapies have allowed
them to rely less on pain medication and sleeping pills. However, a May VA
research conference concluded that evidence of the benefit of these therapies on
post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) — which along with traumatic brain injury
(TBI) are the signature wounds of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars — is still thin,

UT San Diego reports.

Now VA researchers in San Diego, which has the
largest population of post-9/11 military veterans in the nation, have received
funding to conduct additional studies, according to UT San Diego.

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  • redhorse29 2012/01/10 02:53:50
    redhorse29
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    So what is your point? This is money well spend for people that earned good treatment.
  • Daniel Secrist 2012/01/10 00:49:38
    Daniel Secrist
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    Its about time.
  • MAMMY51♥POTL~PWCM~JLA♥ 2012/01/09 23:46:07
    MAMMY51♥POTL~PWCM~JLA♥
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    As a Veteran, I'm glad they are trying to find alternatives to opiates.
  • NPC 2012/01/09 23:40:29
    NPC
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    Since I am a Grunt Marine Vietnam Combat Veteran, there are certain things that are good for the Military and certain things that are good for the Veterans and Veteran's Administration and their public sector employees. I would reserve judgment on this until I have some time to check out if this is beneficial to the Veterans or more of OBlamer's give away programs to inflate our debt and purchase Democrat Votes in an Election year.

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