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Navy spending $1 million to investigate surfing as a way to counteract PTSD

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Navy spending $1 million to investigate surfing as a way to counteract PTSD

Still no federal support for research into whether medical marijuana could help veterans suffering from PTSD, though

 

Mar 14, 2018

In song and prose, surfing has long been celebrated as a way to soothe the mind and invigorate the body. But scientific evidence has been limited.

 

Now the Navy has embarked on a $1 million research project to determine whether surfing has therapeutic value, especially for military personnel with post-traumatic stress disorder, depression or sleep problems.

 

Researchers say surfing offers great promise as therapy. It is a challenging exercise in an outdoor environment; people surf individually or in groups; military surfers who are reluctant to attend traditional group therapy open up about their common experiences when talking to other surfers on the beach....

 

 

 

 

https://www.thecannabist.co/2018/03/14/navy-surfing-ptsd/101357/


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