Battlefield Acupuncture

Although traditional acupuncture is based on more than 2,000 points along 20 pathways in the body called meridians; Battlefield Acupuncture simplifies the treatment by focusing on five easy-access points within the ear to provide pain relief.

Battlefield Acupuncture gets its name from the ease and speed of treatment and training. The treatment takes minutes; the patient can remain fully clothed; and the provider of care can be a fellow service member.

After two promising pilot studies, the United States Air Force and Samueli Institute developed the first DoD training program to teach military primary care physicians this simple procedure. The 2008 training program brought Battlefield Acupuncture into primary care, where it can be used as a first-line treatment to quickly and conveniently deliver relief to patients presenting with acute and chronic pain.

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Read about our 2014 training at the Naval Hospital Camp Lejeune:

"Naval Hospital Adds Acupuncture to List of Available Services"
By Thomas Brennan 
The Daily News, Jacksonville, N.C.
Published: April 3, 2014