Acupuncture for refugees with posttraumatic stress disorder: initial experiences establishing a community clinic

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This article, by Pease, M., R. Sollom, and P. Wayne, was published in Explore (NY), 2009. 5(1): p. 51-4 and is available for FREE through Tree of Life TaiChi.

This article describes the establishment of an acupuncture clinic to provide free treatments to Boston-based refugees suffering from PTSD. We provide a brief overview of PTSD as viewed from Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and summarize the literature evaluating the use of acupuncture for PTSD. We discuss the treatment strategies employed in treating refugees and summarize a few case reports from the clinic.


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