Pentagon Tries Aromatherapy, Acupuncture to Ease Combat Stress

Pentagon Tries Aromatherapy, Acupuncture to Ease Combat Stress

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3-candles.jpgThe United States military is experimenting with aromatherapy, acupuncture and other unorthodox methods to treat soldiers traumatised by combat experiences, Defense Secretary Robert Gates said on Saturday.

He said the experiments showed promise.

Gates touted possible treatments for post-traumatic stress disorder during a meeting with the wives of servicemen at Fort Riley, Kansas, when one woman asked him to explain why chiropractic and acupuncture therapies were not covered under her military health care plan.

(READ the story at Reuters)

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