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US Navy Joins Ranks, Offers Sailors CAM/IM Treatment

July 23, 2012

In a time when soldiers and sailors are returning in droves from overseas, many afflicted with cognitive illnesses like Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), United States military branches look to CAM modalities to treat their ranks.

In a time when soldiers and sailors are returning in droves from overseas, many afflicted with cognitive illnesses like Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), United States military branches look to CAM modalities to treat their ranks. The US Army began offering CAM modalities over 6 years ago and now the US Navy is joining in. The Naval Hospital at Camp Pendleton's (NHCP) Holistic Health Program (HHP) is the first of its kind in the Navy and is unique even when compared to the Army's initiatives. At the HHP, which operates under NHCP's Mental Health Department, 90% of patients have PTSD as their primary diagnosis. Currently, the program offers acupuncture and is looking to offer massage therapy, yoga, and Tai Chi in the future. Read more in the following resources.

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