Call for Papers

Special Issue: Use of Acupuncture in the Veterans Health Administration


Guest Editor:
Benjamin Kligler, MD, MPH
National Director
Integrative Health Coordinating Center
Office of Patient-Centered Care & Cultural Transformation
Veterans Health Administration

Guest Co-Editors:
Kavitha Reddy, MD
Emergency Medicine/Integrative Medicine
Whole Health Lead
VA St. Louis Healthcare System

David F. Drake, MD
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
National Lead, Battlefield Acupuncture
Richmond VA Healthcare System

Medical Acupuncture is organizing a critical special issue on the use of acupuncture and integrative health in the Veterans Health Administration. The VA is the largest integrated health care system in the United States, serving more than 9 million enrolled Veterans each year, and VA physicians and other health care providers are doing impressive research and implementing vital programs to expand acupuncture treatments for a wide range of conditions. The issue will be an outstanding showcase of the fine work being done at the VA in this area of integrative medicine. Work being done with Veterans outside of the VA system will also be considered. The Guest Editors encourage the submission of papers on original research and clinical management exploring the use of acupuncture with Veterans for the following conditions, among others:

  • Pain from an injury
  • PTSD, depression, and other mental health issues
  • Knee pain from osteoarthritis
  • Low back pain
  • Substance dependence and abuse
  • Nausea and vomiting

The deadline for manuscript submission is April 10, 2018. Please submit your papers online to our web-based manuscript submission and peer-review system.

Visit our website to read about the journal and to view a sample issue.

Editorial questions?
Contact Editor-in-Chief Richard Niemtzow, MD

Manuscript preparation or technical questions?
Contact the Managing Editor Yael Ben-Porat, LAc

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Deadline for Manuscript Submission:
April 10, 2018

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