Ultimately, Niemtzow would like troops to learn acupuncture so they can treat each other while out on missions. For now, the Air Force program is limited to training physicians.Nope, I can't practice my profession without a license but some doctor who thinks he's found a new technique in a medicine that is thousands of years old and is going to teach his version to troops who can do more damage with a little training of one minor form of acupuncture than the benefit is going to be worth. Or as the saying goes, a little knowledge can be a dangerous thing.
He says it's "remarkable" for the military, a "conservative institution," to incorporate acupuncture.
"The history of military medicine is rich in development," he said, "and a lot of people say that if the military is using it, then it must be good for the civilian world."
Why not get them battle armor that does the job correctly (Newsflash: money doesn't help dead people) instead and leave the administering of acupuncture to people who have had more training in both theory and practice?
No wonder I'm depressed.