Integrative medication (IM) is transitioning in the U.S. military, with the main illustration of far and wide execution of an IM method being the famous utilization of needle therapy to treat torment in battle settings. The effective incorporation of this IM strategy, its utilization by military clinical acupuncturists, and suggestions for presenting other IM programs in what’s to come are inspected in an Editorial distributed in The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine.Richard Niemtzow, MD, PhD, MPH, United States Air Force Acupuncture and Integrative Medicine Center, Joint Base Andrews, Maryland, and Editor-in-Chief of the diary Medical Acupuncture, driven a group of coauthors from Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (Bethesda, MD), Samueli Institute (Alexandria, VA), William Beaumont Army Medical Center (El Paso, TX), Shoreland, Inc. (Arlington, VA), Hunter Holmes McGuire VAMC (Richmond, VA), Navy Wounded Warrior-Safe Harbor (Washington Navy Yard, DC), Pentagon Flight Medicine Clinic (Washington, DC), and Corporal Michael J. Bow VA Medical Center (Philadelphia, PA) in fostering the Editorial named “Integrative Medicine in the Department of Defense and the Department of Veterans Affairs: Cautious Steps Forward.”
The creators depict the U.S. military’s execution of the auricular Battlefield Acupuncture (BFA) procedure in its Warrior Transition Unit facilities, which treat huge quantities of troopers harmed in battle. They feature the techniques that added to the fruitful joining of BFA including methodologies to present and support the utilization of needle therapy, managerial necessities of the program, and information assortment to survey results. The model created here and the examples learned will be valuable as the military investigates extra IM procedures.
The perspectives communicated are those of the creators and don’t mirror the authority strategy or position of the United States Air Force, the United States Army, the United States Navy, the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, the Department of Veterans Affairs, the Department of Defense, or the United States Government.