Excerpt 'Battlefield acupuncture'
"Now the Air Force, which runs the military's only acupuncture clinic, is training doctors to take acupuncture to the war zones of Iraq and Afghanistan. A pilot program starting in March will prepare 44 Air Force, Navy and Army doctors to use acupuncture as part of emergency care in combat and in frontline hospitals. They will learn battlefield acupuncture, a method Niemtzow developed in 2001 that uses the short needles to better fit under combat helmets so soldiers can continue their missions with the needles inserted to relieve pain." read more