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Accession Number ADA575619
Title Acupuncture in Military Medicine.
Publication Date 2013
Media Count 21p
Personal Author A. M. York J. A. Walter K. G. Berry R. C. Niemtzow R. C. Welton
Abstract Pain treatment and management remains one of the biggest challenges to modern medicine today. A recent Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report found that 25 percent of U.S. adults reported experiencing a full day of pain within the past 30 days and one in 10 said their pain lasted one year or more. The most common complaints were low back pain followed by migraine or severe headache and joint pain. Current research efforts to understand pain mechanisms have revealed a complex picture in which the biological mechanisms of pain reach beyond the nervous system to other areas and systems associated with depression, anxiety, and sleep, areas of the mind and psyche. A recent nationwide survey found that one in five Americans say their pain has resulted in major lifestyle changes in employment, residence, or personal freedom and mobility. Participants viewed the medical community as being only partially successful in helping patients manage their pain. New, multi-disciplinary approaches to pain management have been developed and many therapies exist, however the dominant component of these approaches continues to be prescription and over-the-counter medications. While the use of medications is necessary and often effective, it does present the risk of overreliance, misuse, and abuse. Over the last decade there have been a number of reviews highlighting not only a significant rise in prescription medication, but also a sharp climb in abuse particularly for those between the ages of 18- 25.
Keywords Acupuncture
Holistic approaches
Mhs(Military health system)
Military medicine
Military personnel
Pain management
Post traumatic stress disorder
Traumatic brain injuries

Source Agency Non Paid ADAS
NTIS Subject Category 57E - Clinical Medicine
74 - Military Sciences
Corporate Author Air Force Medical Operations Squadron (779th), Joint Base Andrews AFB, MD. Air Force Acupuncture Center.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note Book chapter.
NTIS Issue Number 1319
Contract Number N/A

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