The number of veterans using complementary and alternative medicine has increased dramatically in the past decade. Support from the Department of VA has helped increase access to these treatments that help veterans manage life after combat. Acupuncture, massage, life coaching, yoga and mindfulness practices give veterans coping tools that allow them to focus on the present. Whereas traditional psychotherapy can require re-living past experiences and therefore many veterans avoid or drop out (about 20%) of these programs. Alternate therapy programs have a dropout rate of almost zero.
Through the VA, complementary and alternative medicine therapies are most commonly used to treat anxiety, PTSD, pain, and to help manage stress. Recently the Pentagon has been investigating the benefits of acupuncture on patients with PTSD and have found rapid and significant relief of symptoms (pain, depression, anxiety, panic). Massage therapy is the most preferred option among veterans with chronic pain according to a recent clinical study and numerous studies confirm the healing benefits of touch. Massage offers clear and safe boundaries and is a caring, safe way to experience touch and receive release from pain, both physical and psychological. Acupuncture, massage, life coaching, yoga and mindfulness practices offer a holistic approach to suffering veterans and help to create a safe place for them to regain confidence and experience transformation.
Four Pillars offers the following services: acupuncture, massage, life coaching, reiki and mindfulness practices. A 20% discount is offered to active military and veterans as Four Pillars is a veteran-friendly business.
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