Although there are many different treatments for veterans with PTSD and TBI, research shows that, far too often, veterans drop out of traditional therapeutic treatments because the process of recounting traumatic events is so emotionally difficult for them. In addition, they often fail to continue drug treatments due to the drug’s side effects along with the potential for addiction. VTSN believes that, in some situations, drugs can be extremely helpful short-term, but the real goal is for our Veterans to eventually be able to function without drugs and without prolonged psychotherapy – to live as close as possible in a natural state of calm and good health.
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) is unique to any other therapy used for brain injuries and neurological conditions like PTSD. It is the only therapy known that can significantly raise the oxygen content in the brain and cause an adaptation for repair and quicker recovery for patients like war veterans. Oxygen makes all of life possible. Our cells, muscles, tissues and vital organs require oxygen to regenerate and to keep our bodies healthy and stable. HBOT is simply amazing.
HBOT therapy has proven effectiveness and should now be considered as a treatment option in conjunction with other primary treatments, but insurance providers still don’t cover the costs for this treatment. Having this procedure done in a local hospital can cost upwards of $800 to $1,200 per session – far out of reach for most of our veterans!
Your donation will help us provide this simple, noninvasive treatment to our veterans absolutely at no cost to them! They deserve the very best treatment that medical science has to offer. It’s the very least that we can do!