The US military is increasingly using acupuncture as a complementary therapy to help alleviate the physical and emotional injuries suffered by soldiers.
Colonel (Ret.) US Navy, Richard Niemtzow, MD, PhD, MPH, has been at the forefront of efforts to adopt battlefield acupuncture and has demonstrated its effectiveness in pain control.
He writes: “The expanded use of acupuncture on the battlefield is being met with enthusiasm from physicians and patients because it works. Acupuncture may be used as a primary modality or as an adjunct to Western medicine. In either case, it is changing the face of military medicine as a force multiplier.”
This is quite an old article but just goes to show how acupuncture is being adopted more and more widely!