To Treat Pain, PTSD And Other Ills, Some Vets Try Tai Chi

Veterans in Murfreesboro, Tenn., enjoy a wheelchair tai chi class; other alternative health programs now commonly offered at VA hospitals in the U.S. include yoga, mindfulness training and art therapy.

In hopes of reducing some veterans’ reliance on pills for physical pain and psychological trauma, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs is taking a look at alternative therapies.

(Image credit: Blake Farmer/Nashville Public Radio)