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US: Department of Defense embracing alternative medicine

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3 December 2011

On 3 December 2011 AllVoices reported: 'This year meditation has been advocated by celebrities and a medical researcher to prompt the (US) Department of Defense that meditation can aide the increasing number of military personnel suffering from post-traumatic stress (PTSD),' writes journalist Debbie Nicholson. 'Dr. Norman Rosenthal, Georgetown University Medical School clinical professor, states that he has the facts, figures and testimonials showing meditation can be a low-cost, low-risk alternative to strong narcotics which are usually prescribed by government doctors.' It is a joy for Global Good News service to feature this news, which indicates the success of the life-supporting programmes Maharishi has designed to bring fulfilment to the field of health.

As part of a comprehensive survey in AllVoices of many complementary and alternative health approaches that are being researched and applied—some by the US Department of Defense—to help miltary veterans overcome Post-Traumatic Stress, Ms Nicholson notes good results veterans are finding with the Transcendental Meditation Technique.

'Dr Rosenthal quotes one case [of] a Marine gunner on a Humvee who witnessed heavy fighting in Iraq. The Marine had written that the symptoms of PTSD disturbed his sleep and wrecked his family life upon returning to the United States.

'However, the Marine had said ''TM (Transcendental Meditation) has helped with organizing, prioritizing and just being calmer overall. I just feel better.'' '

Later in the article in AllVoices, Ms Nicholson also reports, 'In June of this year, a pilot study published in Volume 176, Number 6, issue of Military Medicine had shown veterans of Iraq/Afghanistan had a fifty percent decrease in their symptoms of PTSD after a period of eight weeks practicing Transcendental Meditation.'

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