Complementary and Alternative Medicine in the Military Health Systems: Research paper from RAND, 2017:
by Patricia M. Herman, Melony E. Sorbero, Ann C. Sims-Columbia
RAND Research, a major research institute, has funding for studying what are called CAM (Complementary and Alternative Medicine in Military Health) within the military health system. Not sure if VA is included at this point. They have a download of a PDF document dated 2017 on their latest research into uses of what have been previously considered alternative therapies. Included in this category are Yoga, Chiropractics, Acupuncture, Meditation etc.
Complementary and Alternative Medicine in the Military Health Systems: Research paper from RAND, 2017: by Patricia M. Herman, Melony E. Sorbero, Ann C. Sims-Columbia
Opening Paragraph of abstract of this paper:
Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) comprises a large number of therapies (e.g., acupuncture and chiropractic) that developed outside the conventional biomedical model of care. About one-third of the general population report using CAM either on their own (e.g., yoga) or through the services of a CAM provider (e.g., massage). While CAM is offered within the military health system, no systemwide data are available on its use. RAND conducted an environmental scan (CAM survey) of military treatment facilities (MTFs) to understand the availability of CAM, the conditions for which CAM is being used, and the types and process of credentialing and privileging of CAM providers....