Presentation of Acupuncture Poster @ Harvard Medical School

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Layout 1The Society of Acupuncture Research accepts Poster…

+The following poster supplies information on the effects of acupuncture on veterans with PTSD and how treatment changes the results of the 17-pt. PCL-M questionnaire the military uses to evaluate the severity of Post Traumatic Stress.

The Latest VIdeo on why “War Shoud Be The LAST Option”

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Senator Bernard Sanders spoke to Congress on his experience speaking with veterans from WWII, Vietnam through Iraq and Afghanistan and the following video offers a very truthful response to those who would continue to place our men and women in harms way least we forget the 500,000 veterans whom have come back from Iraq and Afghanistan with PTSD and TBI….

Please watch and share!!

https://video-mia1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hvideo-xap1/v/t43.1792-2/12005283_10154219288217908_1652074612_n.mp4?efg=eyJybHIiOjE1MDAsInJsYSI6NDA5Nn0%3D&rl=1500&vabr=776&oh=ff47211f1e6e8f3fb6155ac0ce4c5bda&oe=55F1AEA7

The Latest NEWS on AcuDETOX and Prescription Drug ABUSE…

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The Following links offer a recent look into what is happening in the fields of substance abuse treatment (Acudetox) and annual deaths due to the EXPONENTIAL increase of prescription drugs for non-medical use.

The first is the 2014 NADA video contest winner: (features NADA support for addiction and PTSD)

https://youtu.be/65C29aSWR7o

This second link is a follow up video by  “Crossroads” CEO Dr. John Hull, regarding annual deaths due to prescription drugs (opiates) for non-medical use:

https://youtu.be/PUoH-ZrXQnc

SUCCESS!!!…Helping Vets with Pain Last Weekend at the “2015 Chicago Stand-Down”

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What a GREAT and POWERFUL Weekend!!!…..

Last weekend on Friday and Saturday at the South-side Armory in Chicago, SaTerra Vishnu, DOM and Frank Yurasek, PhD were in attendance to provide Auricular Acupuncture Treatment for PAIN, to the over 500 veterans who made their way to South-side Armory to get support services from community service organizations and those committed to providing our veteran population with the care they are due for their service to our country!

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The two day event offered those veterans who participated, new insights on how they can find non-toxic pain relief (esp. for chronic neck, knees, low back and sleep issues), associated with their service, and how this simple and effective treatment can be learned and integrated, BY EACH AND EVERY VETERAN, for themselves and their families!!

A BIG THANK YOU!! :-))) Goes out to: The “Jim’s” and “Gabi” for all the support and effort brought forth to make this event SUCH A SUCCESS!!

Dr. V

Powerful Photos Depict Veterans Who Use Art Therapy To Heal

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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:
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/01/22/veterans-art-therapy_n_6526040.html?utm_hp_ref=ptsd

Getting The Right Care Now…

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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.

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Veterans Choice Program Description

Bring In the New Year and New Hope for Vets with PTSD

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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:

https://www.hnfs.com/content/hnfs/home/va/home.html

And, please feel free to post your comments on our blog so other veterans can learn about your experience with this new opportunity.