The New England School of Acupuncture recently received a $1.2 million grant from the U.S. Department of Defense to conduct a clinical trial studying the efficacy of acupuncture in the treatment of Gulf War Illness (GWI). It is the first trial of its kind.
New England School of Acupuncture researchers will study how acupuncture affects those who suffer from the condition. GWI has a host of symptoms, including fatigue, mood disorders, pain, headaches, dizziness, indigestion, skin issues, shortness of breath, and difficulties with memory.
The study will include 120 veterans with the disorder. They will be treated by licensed acupuncturists. The veteran’s most debilitating symptom will be targeted. Previous attempts at Western treatments have proven ineffective, making this an exciting possibility.
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