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Tackling PTSD, Ten Needles at a Time
Schools, and many offices, are closed to to recognize Veteran’s Day. We mark it with the story of an an unusual--and increasingly popular--approach to treating Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. One in five vets of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan suffers from PTSD. Some providers, including Veterans Affairs, are looking to acupuncture as a way to relieve what are often disabling symptoms... like anxiety or sleeplessness. In Durango, a group of acupuncturists have set up a free clinic for soldiers and their families. Vanessa Morgan spearheaded the effort and offers treatment at the VFW hall there weekly. Ryan Warner talks with Morgan and one of the clinic's patients, former Army paratrooper Steven Felix.
[Photos: Elise Thatcher]