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Legal & Testimonial Disclaimer: Individual results may vary to Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine treatment. Testimonials are not claimed to represent typical results and are not intended to represent or guarantee that anyone will achieve the same or similar results. Every person is unique, thus, the experiences that I share from other people may not reflect the typical patient experience.

You should not begin any treatment program if you have medical condition that precludes acupuncture or changes to nutritional or exercise habits.

Challen Yee, is a Licensed Acupuncturist who provides guidance and treatment within the legal scope of practice as regulated by the California State Board of Acupuncture. My advice or opinion is not a substitute for medical advice from a physician, and I do not diagnose medical conditions. Please consult a physician before beginning any health therapy program.




Exploring Military Applications

If you served as a Navy Corpsman or Army or Air Force medic or anyone who applied acupuncture in a forward area of operations, I would like to hear your story and chat with you regarding the possibilities and potential use of Acupuncture in the service and especially on submarines. Send an email to and introduce yourself, I look forward to hearing from you.

I served on active duty in the Navy from 1980-1986 and over 3 1/2 years attached to the USS Bremerton (SSN-698) a nuclear fast attack submarine.

I believe there practical applications for Acupuncture for those serving on submarines. Acupuncture is compact, portable and practical, all features that are idea for a submarine environment where space is a premium. Acupuncture could also be used to stabilize certain life threatening conditions to gain valuable margin to preserve the health and life of personnel in an environment that will necessarily have limited medical resources.

Acupuncture is being used in the military in an array of areas (weblink)* to help treat soldiers in ways that maintain their alertness. This growing adoption of acupuncture helps in the reduction of opioids to treat pain, but it also has widespread usage to treat PTSD and stress in general.

The military is a great place to prove if systems work, no one really wants to put their life on the line with a system that will fail you, and it is great to get the endorsement of the servicemen and woman who are seeing the positive effects.


Thanks for reading and watching!

Let’s broach the subject of Acupuncture on Submarines. Image of USS Bremerton SSN698 during an emergency surface operation (






Wardrobe Credit: Thanks to shipmate Rich Crombie for the Reno Reunion cap and shipmate Donald “Speedy” Parker and his wife Julianna (living near Bremerton, Washington) for the USS Bremerton T-shirt.


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