13 Search Results for Battlefield Acupuncture


Auricular Acupuncture: Convenient Technique for Battlefield Pain

JOINT BASE ANDREWS, MD - For many servicemembers, pain is an accepted consequence of military service.

Alternative Remedies

MHS Leads the Way With Alternative Remedies for Pain, Mental Health

The military health system has taken a leading position with the availability and usage of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM)W.


As Opioid Prescribing Drops, VA Expands Alternative Pain Therapies

A year ago, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) rolled out new restrictions on hydrocodone-based painkillers, creating a painful situation for many veterans.


Pain Is a Growing Issue for Troops and Veterans; Safer Remedies Sought

WASHINGTON - Trauma-related pain – both acute and chronic -- has always been a universal problem among war-injured troops.

June 2014 Direct

June ISSUE Forward this newsletter to a colleague U.S. MEDICINE NEWS UPDATE Phoenix Veterans on Secret Waiting List Now Will Get Prompt Care WASHINGTON – Sloan Gibson, previously the U. S. Department of Veterans Affairs’... View Article

There are two kinds of fools: those who can’t change their opinions and those who won’t

“There are two kinds of fools: those who can’t change their opinions and those who won’t.” – Josh Billings (1818-1885) Newly retired Air Force colonel and columnist, Harriet Hall MD, also known as the “The... View Article


CDC Opioid Guidelines Could Cause Problems for VA Patients, Clinicians

Congress Is Forcing VA to Comply With ‘Voluntary’ Document By Annette M. Boyle ATLANTA — VA clinicians and their patients might find themselves in a difficult position related to proposed opioid prescribing guidelines from the... View Article

Military Health System Introduces Telehealth Pilot Projects to Improve Access to Care

By  Jonathan Woodson, MD, Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs Technology advances — particularly the use of telemedicine — continue to change how Americans receive their healthcare, where they receive their healthcare and the... View Article


Greater Alternative Therapy Use Gradually Decreases Opioid Dependence in Military

WASHINGTON - The use of opioids has slightly decreased in the military, an Army official told lawmakers last month.


Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication

“Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.” ― Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519) I do my best to avoid touching on editorial themes I find interesting in subsequent months. Last month, I touched on the incursion of medical... View Article

Editorial: Integrating Eastern and Western Medicine: Mo, Hi, Ba … Yo! (1, 2, 3 … Go!)

I recently returned from another medical training mission (our fifth annual visit) in Vietnam. These missions are tremendously valuable for training my fellowship and resident physicians on how to educate and function in challenging medical... View Article

Military Pain Management: A Cultural Change for the 21st Century

The management of combat trauma pain with morphine and other opioid medications and the introduction of battlefield anesthesia was a tremendous medical breakthrough for wounded warriors and military medicine. The first American use of battlefield... View Article

Army Task Force Report Calls for Comprehensive Pain Management Strategy

PENTAGOn—The Army’s top doctor says leaders are embarking on efforts to standardize pain management across the Army. In May, a pain task force appointed by Lt Gen Army Surgeon General Eric Schoomaker, MD, released a... View Article