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Acupuncture and PTSD

Rapid treatment of PTSD: Why psychological exposure with acupoint tapping may be effective.

D Feinstein – Psychotherapy: Theory, Research, Practice, Training, 2010 –
Veterans PsycINFO Classification 3350 Specialized Interventions; 3800 Military Psychology
Copyright interactions test as a functional neuromarker for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD):
a robust Acupuncture modulates the limbic system and subcortical gray structures of the

Emerging treatments for PTSD

J Cukor, J Spitalnick, JA Difede, A Rizzo… – Clinical psychology …, 2009 – Elsevier
It included anger management and taught how to communicate to non-Veterans about
military-specific issues. Scarce data supports the efficacy of yoga and acupuncture for PTSD,
but studies are beginning to evaluate their use in this population.

[HTML][HTML] Mild traumatic brain injury in US soldiers returning from Iraq

CW Hoge, D McGurk, JL Thomas, AL Cox… – New England journal …, 2008 – Mass Medical Soc
period, during which postconcussive symptoms may overlap with symptoms of posttraumatic
stress disorder (PTSD) and other A soldier was considered to have had a mild traumatic brain
injury if the Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center working group for military-wide use

Randomized effectiveness trial of a brief course of acupuncture for posttraumatic stress disorder

CC Engel, EH Cordova, DM Benedek, X Liu… – Medical care, 2014 –
Participants were randomized to either acupuncture or UPC. Those assigned to
acupuncture were randomly assigned 1 of the 3 study acupuncturists delivering
treatment to avoid selective assignment to any 1 acupuncturist.

Acupuncture research in military and veteran populations: a rapid evidence assessment of the literature

A York, C Crawford, A Walter, JAG Walter… – … Acupuncture, 2011 –
This is the first study to examine acupuncture for PTSD in an active duty military population. The
study design is unique in that it will compare a standardized ear acupuncture technique
(developed by a medical acupuncturist) to an individualized semi-standardized

Psychotherapy for military-related PTSD: a review of randomized clinical trials

MM Steenkamp, BT Litz, CW Hoge, CR Marmar – Jama, 2015 –
Review from JAMA — Psychotherapy for Military-Related PTSD —
A Review of Randomized Clinical Trials.

Healing Touch with Guided Imagery for PTSD in returning active duty military: a randomized controlled trial

S Jain, GF McMahon, P Hasen, MP Kozub… – Military …, 2012 –
27% reporting use of practitioner-assisted CAM therapies (such as acupuncture, biofeedback,
and 5. Vasterling JJ, Proctor SP, Friedman MJ, et al: PTSD symptom increases in Wingard DL,
et al: New onset and persistent symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder self reported

[HTML][HTML] Psychotrauma and effective treatment of posttraumatic stress disorder in soldiers and peacekeepers

K Vitzthum, S Mache, R Joachim… – Journal of …, 2009 –
emotions), cognitive processing therapy and nontraditional treatments, such as acupuncture
and hypnosis it is too early to assume that debriefing is ineffective in PTSD treatment [57]. that
traumatic events had on individuals and prevent the onset of posttraumatic stress disorder.

Employee use and perceived benefit of a complementary and alternative medicine wellness clinic at a major military hospital: evaluation of a pilot program

AD Duncan, JM Liechty, C Miller… – The Journal of …, 2011 –
24 Hospital-credentialed Licensed Acupuncturists, Massage Therapists, and a Nurse Practitioner
provided the day, with approximately half of the participants receiving either acupuncture (58%)
or of prolonged exposure to war stress on the comorbidity of PTSD and depression

Brain glucose metabolism involved in acupuncture treatment on posttraumatic stress disorder patients

H Zhang, WW Chen, WZ Song, MJ Zhu… – China Journal of …, 2010 –
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opinion on ‘key for acupuncture, controlling spirit Yat-sen University, Guangzhou 510080, China
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