Veterans should be able to receive acupuncture from Licensed Acupuncturists at their local VA facility or have acupuncture treatment covered by their health care insurance. Acupuncture is a drug-free way to reduce symptoms of pain, sleep troubles (various forms of insomnia), anxiety, depression, anger, flashbacks, and running thoughts. These symptoms are common in post-combat stress, post-traumatic stress, operational... more »
Acupuncture has a proven track record for reducing pain and helping people feel happier and more hopeful. It calms people down and helps them perform better. Military personnel and veterans deserve to get the best. There are studies available where acupuncture has been shown to reduce the need for as many pain relieving medications. It is used in detox centers to help people get off drugs.