A US Army-sponsored study by the Samueli Institute published at the end of January indicate that in 2012, nearly 45% of active-duty military personnel use CAM therapies to deal with stress and pain, as compared to only 36-38% of civilians from comparable studies. The CAM therapy most commonly used by the military respondents was massage therapy (14.1%).
Studies continue to find that conventional medicine alone is not considered sufficient by many to address both the visible and invisible wounds in our Warfighters... Increasingly, research shows that integrative medicine—a coordinated combination of conventional and alternative approaches—is working to enhance healing for these Service members. The general public and the military have already moved in that direction and it is time the medical profession begins to catch up.
Find Samueli's original article here.