Despite its name, battlefield acupuncture is not purposely designed to replace standard medical care for war-related injuries but to assist in pain relief and in many cases eliminate the need for pain medication for acute and chronic pain. It is extremely easy to learn and may be taught to anyone in an extremely short time. The procedure allows a provider to confidently complete a treatment and expect a good result within minutes. There are virtually no complications and patients are subjected to little or no discomfort ......By John Amaro, LAc, DC, Dipl. Ac.(NCCAOM), Dipl.Med.Ac.(IAMA)
Since 2002, now retired COLONEL RICHARD NIEMTZOW leads the acupuncture program and has been treating his patients and developing Battlefield Acupuncture teaching techniques for use through-out the United States Armed Forces and Veterans Administration Hospitals.
A program that will add some alternative medicine techniques into Bases around the Service. Dr. Niemtzow uses alternative ways to help injured service members relieve their pain without pills.
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