Military Pokes Holes In Acupuncture Skeptics’ Theory

I am liking where the US military is heading with this.

Great article, hope you enjoy!

February 16, 2012 from WPLN

In a fluorescent-lit exam room, Col. Rochelle Wasserman sticks ballpoint-size pins in the ears of Sgt. Rick Remalia.

Remalia broke his back, hip and pelvis during a rollover caused by a pair of rocket-propelled grenades in Afghanistan. He still walks with a cane and suffers from mild traumatic brain injury. Pain is an everyday occurrence, which is where the needles come in.

“I’ve had a lot of treatment, and this is the first treatment that I’ve had where I’ve been like, OK, wow, I’ve actually seen a really big difference,” he says.

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About Alan

Alan Jansson is an internationally recognized teacher and practitioner of Traditional Japanese Acupuncture. As a staunch advocate of practically based workshops, Alan draws upon his 35 years clinical experience and 23 years post and undergraduate teaching. Alan has presented, convened and hosted more than 70 Traditional Japanese Acupuncture workshops in Australia, Europe, and USA.


  1. James Lepcha says

    Dear Sir,

    Japanese Acupuncture is good thing to learn but I do not how & where to learn this.
    Is it possible for u to let me know procedures?

    Thanks and tegatds

  2. Its amazing that the American Military are so into acupuncture while others are still hung up on “how does it work”

    Perhaps this has to do with expediency.

    The military are willing to do whatever it takes to get the most efficient treatment for their troops and don’t care if acupuncture doesn’t fit neatly into a scientific model.

    • Reckon it’s more to with budgetary constraints, certainly in these cases I believe acupuncture to be more expedient.
      Thanks heaps for your comment Nick.
      All the Best,

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