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April 2nd, 2009
Military Trains Doctors
in Acupuncture

Source: Military.com

The ancient Chinese practice of acupuncture is catching on in the military as a pain treatment for troops wounded in combat. While only a handful of medical centers currently use acupuncture, Walter Reed Army Medical Center has considered it a viable treatment since the 1980s. Now, Andrews Air Force Base, which operates the military’s only acupuncture clinic, is boosting interest by training doctors to take acupuncture into the war zones of Iraq and Afghanistan.

In a pilot program started in March, the military is preparing 44 U.S. Air Force, Navy and Army doctors to use acupuncture as a part of emergency care in combat and frontline hospitals. Air Force physician Col. Richard Niemtzow developed the battlefield acupuncture method in 2001; based on traditional ear acupuncture, it uses shorter needles, to fit under combat helmets.

Niemtzow says that most of his patients report a decrease in pain within minutes. Acupuncture treatment also allows troops to reduce narcotics prescribed for pain, giving physicians a more accurate assessment of any underlying brain injury. Plus, according to Col. Arnyce Pock, medical director for the Air Force Medical Corps, acupuncture’s pain relief avoids traditional painkillers’ side effects.
Source: Military.com



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Four convenient
locations to serve you


 Pensacola, FL
Phone 850-479-3489

2254 Olive Road
Pensacola, FL 32514

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 Fort Walton Beach, FL
Phone 850-864-1688

51 Beal Pkwy NE, Suite A
Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548

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 Mobile, AL
Phone 251-341-4507

4353 Midmost Drive
Mobile, AL 36609

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 Biloxi, MS
Phone 228-385-7794

2318 E. Pass Road
Biloxi MS 39531
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Four convenient locations on the Gulf Coast to serve you . . .

Pensacola, FL
Phone 850-479-3489

2254 Olive Road -
MAP
Pensacola, FL 32514

Fort Walton Beach, FL
Phone 850-864-1688

51 Beal Pkwy NE, Suite A -
MAP
Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548

Mobile, AL
Phone 251-341-4507

FAX 251-343-6666

4353 Midmost Drive -
MAP
Mobile, AL 36609

Biloxi, MS
Phone 228-385-7794

FAX 228-385-3838

2318 E. Pass Road -
MAP
Biloxi, MS 39531

BY CHINESE ACUPUNCTURE ASSOCIATES ON THE GULF COAST: MOBILE, BILOXI, PENSACOLA, & FORT WALTON BEACH