US Air Force doctors will have a new medical weapon in their arsenal: acupuncture. Military physicians, pleased with the success of treating wounded troops at home, will begin teaching battlefield medics how to fight severe or chronic pain by inserting tiny acupuncture needles under soldiers’ skin, the Baltimore Sun reports.
“This is one of the fastest pain attenuators in existence,” a surgeon said, adding that relief lasts for days.
Update: Jul 21, 2009 |
Please listen to a report by Stephanie Marudas | NPR