Pentagon investigating alternative therapies

The Pentagon is spending $5 million to study how acupuncture, meditation, and yoga might help treat military personnel suffering from combat stress or brain damage, reports USA Today. "This new theme is a big departure for our cautious culture," said...
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The Pentagon is spending $5 million to study how acupuncture, meditation, and yoga might help treat military personnel suffering from combat stress or brain damage, reports USA Today. "This new theme is a big departure for our cautious culture," said...

The Pentagon is spending $5 million to study how acupuncture, meditation, and yoga might help treat military personnel suffering from combat stress or brain damage, reports USA Today.

"This new theme is a big departure for our cautious culture," said Dr. S. Ward Casscells, the Pentagon's assistant secretary for health affairs.

Casscells said he pushed hard for the new research, because "we are struggling with" post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) "as we are with suicide and we are increasingly willing to take a hard look at even soft therapies."

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