|Posted by H. Frank Neely L.Ac. on May 23, 2015 at 4:35 PM||comments (0)|
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|Posted by H. Frank Neely L.Ac. on September 20, 2012 at 10:25 AM||comments (0)|
February 16, 2012 from WPLN
In a fluorescent-lit exam room, Col. Rochelle Wasserman sticks ballpoint-size pins in the ears of Sgt. Rick Remalia.
Remalia broke his back, hip and pelvis during a rollover caused by a pair of rocket-propelled grenades in Afghanistan. He still walks with a cane and suffers from mild traumatic brain injury. Pain is an everyday occurrence, which is where the needles come in.
"I've had a lot of treatment, and this is the first treatment that I've had where I've been like, OK, wow, I've actually seen a really big difference," he says.
'Let's Give It A Shot'
Army doctors have been told by the top brass to rethink their "pill for every ill" approach to treating pain. For the 47,000 troops who've been wounded in Iraq and Afghanistan, some of the new options include less tried and true methods, like massage and chiropractic treatments. The military hopes to win over skeptics, many of them in uniform.
Wasserman is the top doctor for the Warrior Transition Battalion at Fort Campbell, Ky. To her own surprise, she's also now the unit's physician trained to do acupuncture.
"I actually had a demonstration of acupuncture on me, and I'm not a spring chicken," she says, "and it didn't make me 16 again, but it certainly did make me feel better than I had, so I figured, hey ... let's give it a shot with our soldiers here."
In recent years, military doctors have turned to acupuncture in special pain clinics and for troops in battle zones. Last year, the Army surgeon general began making the alternative treatments more widely available.
Remalia says his headaches have disappeared, and he's relying less on his cabinet full of pain medication. To Col. Kevin Galloway, that's mission accomplished. He's in charge of carrying out recommendations from the Army's Pain Management Task Force, which focused heavily on unconventional therapies.
"You can throw fairly cheap pharmaceuticals at the problem now and push the problem to someone else later if you're not really working on what the genesis of the pain is," he says.
Galloway says if soldiers get hooked on high-powered painkillers, the Department of Veterans Affairs may be dealing with the side effects for decades to come. Already, at least 40 percent of veterans entering the VA system are coping with pain.
New academic studies from places like Duke University back up acupuncture as an alternative to medication.
But Harriet Hall, a former Air Force flight surgeon, shares the skepticism found in many corners of the medical community.
"We call that 'quack-ademic' medicine when it gets into medical schools," she says.
The way she reads the science, acupuncture does no more than a sugar pill. To offer a placebo, she says, is unethical.
"The military has led the way on trauma care and things like that, but the idea that putting needles in somebody's ear is going to substitute for things like morphine is just ridiculous," Hall says.
A Chance At Normalcy
As some top medical officers put it, though, there's nothing like pain to make someone open-minded. Staff Sgt. Jermaine Louis says he's tried it all.
"Physical therapy, occupational therapy, PTSD group, anger group, stress group ... everything," he says.
Louis is trying to overcome a traumatic brain injury that followed him home from Iraq five years ago. He's still dependent on medication, and the soon-to-retire infantryman says he's scared.
"[Scared] that I have to be on it for the rest of my life and [that] I will get accustomed just to taking them, and I don't want to be that way," Louis says. "I want to be normal like everybody else."
But if being normal depends on regular acupuncture treatments, the Defense Department has more convincing to do. TRICARE — the military's own health plan for service members and retirees — still doesn't cover acupuncture.
|Posted by H. Frank Neely L.Ac. on January 8, 2011 at 11:25 AM||comments (0)|
Acupuncture is a natural, safe, inexpensive and relaxing treatment for many common problems that occur with pregnancy. Most pharmaceuticals are contraindicated during pregnancy and many expecting mothers wish to use natural ways to deal with issues that arise during this time.
For thousands of years Acupuncture and herbology have been used to promote a happy, healthy and comfortable pregnancy.
Special acupuncture points can insure a healthy mom duringthe different stages of gestation and at the same time prevent toxins from flowing from the mother to the fetus. This is an ancient traditional acupuncture prescription known as “the beautiful baby points,” and are believed to help calm anxiety and stress and tonify the blood of the mother while increasing the immunity of the fetus.
Acupuncture can also be used during pregnancy to treat pre-existing conditions of the mother these include emotional issues, stress,fatigue, headaches, migraines, pain and many other conditions.
The Journal of the American Medical Association reports that Moxabustion corrects Breech Presentation by stimulating fetal movement. Moxabustion is a traditional Chinese Medical technique that uses the dry herb mugwort which is burned over acupoints. The heat generated from the burning herb stimulates the point and increases fetal movement.
Prenatal Conditions Treated With Acupuncture
For induction of labor, Acupuncture is a natural and safe option for expecting mothers who seek a natural child birth and wish to avoid toxic medication that can be passed along to the baby. Acupuncture causes the release of the bodie's own hormones oxytocin and prostaglandins that cause uterine contractions and dilation of the cervix.
Acupuncture during labor and delivery can help relaxation and relieve pain while shortening overall labortime. During labor special Acupuncture points are used that release prostaglandinsand oxytocin which increase dilation of the cervix and uterine contractions shortening time spent in labor. This can significantly reduce pain.
General treatment plan for pregnancy
During the first trimester Acupuncture is used to stabilize the fetus to prevent miscarriage and to treat morning sickness and fatigue.
Acupuncture during the second trimester focuses on relieving discomfort and pain. Treatments also focus on promoting relaxation and relieving stress while treating any complications or preexisting conditions.
During the final trimester Acupuncture prepares the body for birth by boosting immunity and relieving stress. At this time treatment for breach presentation and induction of labor can be done.
|Posted by H. Frank Neely L.Ac. on December 29, 2010 at 1:00 PM||comments (0)|
I recently was certified in Battlefield Acupuncture. It is amethod of acupuncture that immediately reduces or eliminates pain up to 80%. It is fast and effective and usually only takes about five minutes to provide immediate relief.
Battlefield Acupuncture was createdin 2001 by United States Air Force Colonel Dr. Richard Niemtzow the only full-time active duty acupuncturist in the military. This method was originally intended to be used to eliminate a soldier’s pain on the battlefield.
Battlefield Acupuncture is currently being used in the military at Walter Reed, Landstuhl Regional MedicalCenter in Germany, Andrews Air Force Base and in the field in Afghanistan and Iraq.Its benefits are quick administration and rapid relief of pain without the common side effects or complications associated with medications.
Battlefield Acupuncture has evolved from its original idea of being used on the battlefield to being used to help chronic pain conditions and phantom limb pain.
Within minutes of insertion of the Acupuncture needles into the ear patients, pain is immediately reducedup to 80%. This is al done with no side effects or complications and minimal discomfort.
I have recently used Battlefield Acupuncture to treat saveer low back pain, tendonitis, knee pain and elbow Pain. With all treatments the pain was totaly eliminated.
So if your suffering from chronic pain or an injury that just wont go away or if you are an athlete who needs pain relief for performance, come in and try Battlefield Acupuncture.