Chinese Acupuncturist Treats Veterans of Iraq War

Chinese Acupuncturist Treats Veterans of Iraq War

Story tools

Comments

A A AResize

Print

Share and Email

 

JUNO, Alaska--Some American veterans of the Iraq war have turned to Chinese acupuncture to help them recover from injuries and relieve their pain after surgeries. The China Press spoke with one Chinese acupuncturist who has worked at a military hospital in Alaska after completing a three-year term in Germany. From 2003 to 2006, Zhu LingBing, an acupuncturist for the American force, followed the U.S. military to the Landstuhl Regional Medical Center (LRMC) in Germany to provide medical support to American soldiers injured in Iraq. Zhu’s acupuncture techniques were mainly used to relieve pain after surgeries. Zhu told China Press that the soldiers expressed interest in his techniques and their bodies responded effectively to the treatment. Some of them even cut their use of pain relievers in half, according to Zhu. During his time in Germany, Zhu said paratroopers visited him most often for help with knee injuries they sustained while landing.

 

Comments

 

Disclaimer: Comments do not necessarily reflect the views of New America Media. NAM reserves the right to edit or delete comments. Once published, comments are visible to search engines and will remain in their archives. If you do not want your identity connected to comments on this site, please refrain from commenting or use a handle or alias instead of your real name.