Chronic pain, posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and anxiety are a few of the common conditions that affect our military men and women. As heroes, we must recognize and support their care, particularly where we can supplement their VA treatment, boosting access to specialized services that can improve the quality of care.
In addition to trauma, Veterans may experience acute and chronic pain due to post-surgical conditions as well as injuries and strains sustained during their deployments. Our goal is to reduce and resolve pain conditions through holistic methods, thereby allowing many Veterans to reduce their pain medication consumptions.
TriWest Healthcare Alliance
1000 Fold Cranes acupuncture accepts TriWest Healthcare Alliance, whose mission is to support our nation’s Veterans and the military community. By supporting TriWest, Dr. Ragsdale supports the Veteran’s Administration, working to improve the health outcomes of veterans and those actively serving our country.
“Veterans often ask how acupuncture will help them, unaware of how acupuncture trains the body to respond to targeting stimuli, prompting the body to facilitate its own natural healing process.”
– Dr. Fed Ragsdale
Veterans’ Access to Care through Choice, Accountability, and Transparency Act of 2014
Referred to as the Veterans Choice Act, the Veterans’ Access to Care through Choice, Accountability, and Transparency Act of 2014, provides funding for veterans so they can obtain expert treatment beyond the VA. While there are no acupuncturists currently working at the VA, veterans who qualify for medical coverage automatically qualify for 100% coverage.
The benefits of acupuncture include:
- Reduced inflammation caused by injuries and surgery
- Acute and chronic pain management in all parts of the body
- Reduced anxiety and irritability
- Improved mental clarity, concentration, and memory
- More restful sleep
- Increased energy
About Dr. Ragsdale
Dr. Ragsdale has studied classical Chinese styles, Japanese acupuncture, trigger-point therapy, and now, while practicing Master Tung acupuncture, has come into practice and style all of his own.
Known for his calm nature, smiling presence and effective treatments, Dr. Fred Ragsdale, D.A.C.M., L.Ac., has been treating patients around the world for more than 10 years. His mission is to provide therapeutic healing by demonstrating the body’s innate ability to heal itself.
Learn more about Dr. Ragsdale.