Chief says Army needs to replicate Bliss PTSD program

By Virginia RezaJuly 18, 2008 FORT BLISS, Texas (Army News Service, July 18, 2008) — Army Chief of Staff Gen. George Casey visited Fort Bliss July 13 and said that an innovative program there to treat post-traumatic stress disorders ought to be replicated at other locations across the Army. The “Restoration and Resilience Center” at Fort Bliss is a…

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Reiki for Veterans? Military and VA Testing, Already Using Ancient Touch Therapy

The Department of Veterans Affairs uses it in their Hepatitis C treatment program. Fort Bliss’ Warrior Resilience program — the same one Army Chief of Staff Gen. George Casey believes should be replicated throughout the military — uses it as one tool to help soldiers strengthen and recover following combat. Military OneSource’s Health Library says it can increase wellness…

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Reiki Program for Veterans with PTSD Receives State Funding

10/22/2015 A Seattle-based reiki program received funds from Washington state’s Department of Veterans Affairs to provide veterans with free reiki training and treatments. The 9–12 month program teaches veterans how to soothe themselves using the harmonizing power of energy work, as well as strategies for turning the skill into a vocation through which they can help others and their…

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Southern Arizona VA Health Care System

Services Offered at the Community Living Center Honoring A Veteran’s Last Wish Wednesday, March 6, 2013 The VA offers a wide range of programs for Veterans who may need some form of long-term care either on a temporary or permanent basis that include nursing homes and residential accommodations home and community based services. Residential Care and Nursing Home:  Community…

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Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) for PTSD – PTSD: National Center for PTSD

Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) for PTSDJennifer L. Strauss, PhD, Ariel J. Lang, PhD, and Paula P. Schnurr, PhDKey Points Use of CAM is widespread for the management of mental health problems, including PTSD. There is only limited evidence about the effectiveness of CAM as a treatment for PTSD; however, the evidence suggests that some CAM approaches have modest…

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Treatments for Veterans With PTSD — Outside the Traditional Toolbox

                              Treatments for Veterans With PTSD — Outside the Traditional ToolboxBy Kate JacksonSocial Work TodayVol. 14 No. 2 P. 18Evidence-based practice is the gold standard for treating PTSD, but there’s growing recognition that complementary and alternative therapies may be useful adjuncts to meet the needs…

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