Because the military men and women deserve it. it's been shown in numerous studies and trials to be a safe and effective treatment for PTSD. it's safer than opiods, that's for sure. It treats so many of the conditions affecting veterans that it seems like a no brainer. The same case can be made for seniors. Acupuncture treats so many of the problems and conditions that come with aging in a safe and effective way, without adding to the list of drugs that they're given to control symptoms. The reality in both cases is that it's usually more cost effective as well. Again. A no brainer. I would love to address Sandy 's comment, but to be honest, I don't understand the point she's trying to make, so I can't. To be fair, I am an acupuncturist and have seen first hand the amazing benefits to veterans with PTSD. it's like night and day how they walk in versus how they walk out.