Over at Wired's "Danger Room" defense technology blog, Noah Shachtman writes:
The military is scrambling for new ways to treat the traumatic brain injuries and post-trauma stress of troops returning home from war. And every kind of therapy -- no matter how far outside the accepted medical form -- is being considered. The Army just unveiled a $4 million program to investigate everything from "spiritual ministry, transcendental meditation, [and] yoga" to "bioenergies such as Qi gong, Reiki, [and] distant healing" to mend the psyches of wounded troops.Link. Image: an MRI brain scan, from Flickr user CaptPiper.
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