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November | December 2014

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How Can You Reach Out to Veterans? Mission possible The need is great. Millions of past and present US military personnel are living with the scars of combat, and more join their numbers every day. Massage therapists, bodyworkers, energy practitioners, and all integrative medicine facilitators can help address the pains of war. How can you offer therapeutic services to veterans and wounded warriors in your community? Following are some resources. Veteran's Affairs US Department of National Veterans Affairs National Center for PTSD www.ptsd.va.gov VA Facilities Directory www.va.gov/directory/guide National CAUSE www.cause-usa.org Structure for Wounded Warriors www.therapeuticrelax.net Wounded Warrior Project www.woundedwarriorproject.org California The B.R.E.A.T.H. Wellness Center Military Service Appreciation Program www.thebreathcenter.org/military The Forgotten Soldier Program www.theforgottensoldierprogram.org Colorado Healing Warriors Program www.healingwarriorsprogram.org Veterans Helping Veterans Now www.vhvnow.org Massage & Bodywork Digital EXTRA n o v e m b e r / d e c e m b e r 2 0 1 4 Massachusetts/New Hampshire There & Back Again www.thereandbackagain.org North Carolina Helios Warriors www.helioswarriors.org Oregon/Washington The Returning Veterans Project www.returningveterans.org Senior military medical officials met with leading scientists and physicians in 2011 to discuss improving pain management for military personnel and veterans through the use of integrative medicine. "This is a unique, historic moment to capitalize on what we know works to effectively treat pain," said former Army Surgeon General Lt. Gen. Eric B. Schoomaker, MD, PhD. "It marks the beginning of a cultural shift in how health care is practiced in the military." www.bravewell.org/current_projects/ military_medicine

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