This photo series originally appeared in the February issue of National Geographic magazine.
Veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan often return home with wounds that can’t be seen on the surface: brain injuries resulting from the shockwaves that follow explosions.
Some veterans, including service members at Walter Reed Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland, have attempted to cope with the challenges they face through art therapy.
Below, take a look at images captured by National Geographic photographer Lynn Johnson of these veterans and their loved ones:
Link to the article in Huffington Post:
Most veterans out in the daily world are confronted with two very common and pervasive issues.
One, to get supportive and consistent care for their issues in a timely and effective manner.
Secondly, see a difference which enhances the quality of their lives and the lives of those whom they love.
The challenge confronting EVERY VETERAN comes from the “unidirectionality of care” which the VA offers our veterans. This “pharmacy-based model” unfortunately is not a viable choice anymore….especially in the care currently being given to those afflicted with PTSD.
THE PROOF for the effective resolution of PTSD comes from the value of ACUPUNCTURE. This time-honored therapy offers researched and published verification, of associated pain related to the re-occurrence and severity of PTSD.
Please see the following article, related graph and references about the Veterans Choice Card, for expanded information related to what is going on in the field of ACUPUNCTURE for veterans with PTSD.
THE ACCESS , CHOICE and ACCOUNTABILITY ACT (VACCA) OF 2014
The law direct the establishment of a Veterans Choice Card benefit that allows eligible Veterans who live more than 40 miles from a VA facility or are unable to get a VA appointment within 30 days of their preferred date, or are within 30 days of the date determined medically necessary by their physicians, to obtain approved care in their community instead.
For more information about the Veterans Choice Card, please click on the following link:
And, please feel free to post your comments on our blog so other veterans can learn about your experience with this new opportunity.
Today….Monday November 3rd, means one week before V-DAY!!
I hope everyone who is getting involved with the FREE Veteran Acupuncture Stand Down on November 11th, is in the swing of moving towards V-DAY….This will be and EXCITING DAY for not only VETERANS AND THEIR FAMILIES but also for those who are taking the time and effort to CREATE CHANGE AND OFFER REAL HEALING!!
The importance of this community-based event is the true “kick off” for a PARADIGM CHANGING MOVEMENT TO KILL VETERAN SUICIDE and assist those who have served us.
Not only does this event provide the obvious, it most certainly offers a much deeper and deliberate heart-centered action to “galvanize” all of us within the spirit of LOVE AND THANKSGIVING.
This is truly how we will heal our soldiers, their families and ALL OF US!!!
TODAY I WILL POST A NEW TAB ON THE SITE….THE WALL OF HONOR!!
THE WALL OF HONOR WILL PROVIDE ALL THOSE PARTICIPATING IN THE V.Ac. STAND-DOWN, the opportunity to showcase your local stand-down….report on the number of veterans and family you treated and reveal to the rest of the world the reactions and value you offered to your community!!
Another Veteran Benefits from Sleep and Anger Issues by Consistent Treatment with Veteran Acupuncture
The above video describes the benefits Veteran Acupuncture is helping this veteran who has had a long history of sleep disorder and anger issues….This is the REAL DEAL….We can’t make this stuff up!!!…Find out how (VAc.) can provide help for your issues!!
The video testimonial above from James speaks very loudly about how “Veteran Acupuncture” can heal family wounds caused from the effects of PTSD…A moving testimonial you do not want to miss!!
Beginning yesterday… 09/23;2014, The “Veteran Acupuncture” project,
dedicated a new website: http://www.veteranacupuncture.us
facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/veteranacupuncture with more social networking to come!!
and will be offering FREE acupuncture treatments NATIONWIDE to veterans and their families on November 11th, (Veteran’s Day).
Individuals who are dealing with the effects of chronic and acute pain and PTSD can get more information by visiting the above sites.
Those interested in becoming a CERTIFIED VETERAN ACUPUNCTURE FACILITY, please contact me at 1ACUDOC@GMAIL.COM and type in the subject line:
After multiple tours in Afghanistan, Tim returned home to a life in shambles with difficulty on multiple fronts. His testimonial offers us the first glimpse of how “Veteran Acupuncture”…(VAc.), has made a PROFOUND difference in his life!
This is the beginning of our HEALER/WARRIOR PROGRAM…
An opportunity for veterans who have gone through the Veteran Acupuncture Program, to not only garner the benefits of VAc. for themselves, but also learn to provide simple, safe and effective techniques to their family members and “Brothers in Arms” IN THE ONGOING TASK OF DELIVERING VICTORY AND FREEDOM FROM THE PAIN AND TRAUMA OF WAR.
EVERYONE WILL BENEFIT FROM THE HEALING POWER OF VETERAN ACUPUNCTURE.
As always…ANY AND ALL COMMENTS ARE WELCOME!!