New treatment option for AGENT ORANGE?

 

By Charles Spillar

 

Recently I have found out that some great results have been experienced by veterans suffering from Agent Orange. I am not a physician so I am just reporting my findings,

The treatment I am excited about is called Chelation Therapy. It has been around since WWII when it was developed to remove lead from sailor’s blood that had painted ships with lead paint. I discovered it when I had the option of surgery or find an alternative for plaque build-up in my arteries.

Before accepting any doctors recommendation against Chelation, I highly recommend you doing extensive research yourself since it is your body and not theirs. I found enough testimonials on youtube to help make my decision. Physicians make a lot more money when they can operate on you.

The medical doctor I used for my chelation treatments is Dr. Marcia Coyle and I highly recommend her clinic that has been around for over 40 years.(http://www.coylechelationclinic.org) While there I met so many people from all over the United States  that achieved such amazing results that I realized most  American doctors don’t know much about chelation. In Europe before ever considering a patient for by-pass surgery they require chelation first, to determine IF the operation is necessary.

Recently Dr. Coyle and I discussed veterans exposed to Agent Orange. Since she had been in the  Army  during the Vietnam era before becoming a medical doctor, she was very familiar with AO. It was not until she became a medical doctor that in 1980 when she opened her chelation clinic in San Luis, Mexico (south of Yuma) veterans starting coming to her with peripheral neuropathy caused by Agent Orange. The results were significant. Dr. Coyle also informed me that veterans with Parkinson’s and prostate cancer got relief.

As anyone exposed to Agent Orange realizes it has also been possibly responsible for Hodgkins and leukemia as well as lung cancers. Chelation appears to alleviate some of the side effects combined with high concentration of Vitamin C.

Ever since Desert Storm, veterans have explained to me about all the heavy metals they have been exposed to and I told them to definitely consider chelation therapy. The treatments take approximately 3 hours to complete and at least 20 treatments are recommended. The cost at the Coyle clinic are only $70 per treatment and she highly recommends getting high doses of Vitamin C with the EDTA chelation therapy. In the states most chelation treatments can be as high s $200 per treatment with an average around $150.

Do your research and talk to others that have experienced Chelation before doing it. It works and I don’t care what the Mayo clinic or other clinics say. They don’t make money unless they operate on you. The decision is totally yours, IF you are not getting positive results from your present treatments give chelation a chance.

To get informed check youtube videos on Chelation and read these older books you can find cheap on Amazon. BYPASSING BYPASS by Elmer Cranton, M. D. & Arline Brecher and FORTY SOMETHING FOREVER, A Consumer’s guide to Chelation Therapy by Harold & Arline Breacher.

Dr. Coyle can be reached via her website above. She is an American doctor that has her clinic in San Luis, Mexico. It is located just a short walk across the border from San Luis, AZ. south of Yuma, AZ.

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Children of Heroes Day- May 28-Tucson

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Hear Ye!         Hear Ye!

The magical creatures at Tucson’s historical Valley of the Moon do hereby invite all Veterans and active duty military personnel with children to celebrate with us at our first annual CHILDREN OF HEROES DAY!

This event is created for children from 2-15 years old and will be held at the Valley of the Moon on May 28. Please mark your calendars now. It is a FREE event featuring such things as a scavenger hunt, story telling, crafts instructions. Dress-up for photos with a magical creature, a music station and a really special opportunity for kids to bring in a book they have read and exchange it for another of their choosing.

Since this magical fantasyland is somewhat of a botanical garden it is highly recommended families bring their own picnic blankets or lawn chairs. Food will be catered by our friends at the Golden Corral of Tucson and providing food for our guests free of charge. (Note: Golden Corral raises funds annually for Tucson’s Camp Corral summer camp for qualifying veteran’s children held July 3-July 8 at the Triangle Y Ranch north of Tucson) The Golden Corral restaurant chain has created these Camp Corrals in many other cities. <http://www.campcorral.org>

The Coalition to Salute America’s Heroes will be supplying bottled water and have paid the expense of our event posters. <saluteheroes.org>The Non-profit Healing Arizona Veterans is collaborating with the Valley of the Moon staff to present this exciting event. <healingarizonaveterans.org>

The City of Tucson has recognized this event and the Mayor of Tucson will be attending in the afternoon. The City has been very helpful in furnishing names of veteran organizations to inform their members of our event.

We expect a fun crowd of children and parents to this event including families of active duty military as well as our veteran community in the Tucson area.

The children should expect a very fun “magical day” as only one can experience at this famous historical fantasyland. <tucsonvalleyofthemoon.com/visit.html>

BRING YOUR CAMERAS ! ( who knows you may even get to see a real fairy or gnome appearing. )

Valley of the Moon is located at 2544 E Allen Rd Tucson, AZ 85716. To find us take Prince Rd East from Campbell Avenue, turn North on Tucson Blvd, then East on Allen Rd.

The Valley of the Moon is a 501c3 non-profit organization and is a total volunteer organization funded by no one except through donations and special performance events done in the Fall (Halloween) and in the Spring where an entrance fee is charged. This May 28 event will be done by an all-volunteer group for the benefit of those military and veteran families attending at no charge. It is their way of saying ‘thank you’ for the sacrifices you have made for our country and for the enjoyment of your children.

The Valley of the Moon was declared a Tucson Historic Landmark by unanimous decision of the Mayor and Council on May 19th, 2015.

Come Ye All To the Children Of Heroes Day!

Former U.S. Navy Commander Now Spiritual Teacher Comes to Tucson April 10-14

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On April 14 the public is invited to hear former Commander Suzanne Giesemann U.S Navy commanding officer and aide to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff lecture in Tucson. (details below)

As a commander she walked the halls of the Pentagon and flew on Air Force One & she did everything by the book. A personal witness to the horrors of 9/11, she saw things in black and white, with little time for spiritual seeking. Never did she expect that a personal family tragedy would propel her on a mystical journey that would turn her life’s path in a most unexpected direction.

Suzanne has a Master’s Degree in National Security Affairs. In addition to her command tour and duties as aide to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff she served tours in naval intelligence, she taught political science at the U.S. Naval Academy, and was a plans and policy officer for the U.S. Southern Command. Her overseas assignments were in Panama and Japan. Her military decorations include the Combat Action Ribbon and the Defense Meritorious Service Medal.

Now, Suzanne is a retired U.S. Navy Commander. She served as a commanding officer, as special assistant to the Chief of Naval Operations, and as Aide to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff on 9/11.  Today Suzanne addresses questions about the purpose of life, the nature of reality, and attuning to higher consciousness. Her work has been recognized as highly credible by afterlife researcher Dr. Gary Schwartz, Ph.D., and best-selling author Dr. Wayne Dyer.  She serves on the advisory board of the Academy for Spiritual and Consciousness Studies.

Suzanne Giesemann is the author of eleven books, a spiritual teacher, and an evidential medium.  She captivates audiences as she brings hope, healing, and comfort through her work. Suzanne’s gift of communication with those on the other side provides stunning evidence of life after death. Touted as “a breath of fresh air” with “a quality that is so different from others that it is difficult to describe,” she brings messages of hope and love that go straight to the heart.

Youtube videos on her work: http://www.suzannegiesemann.com/videos/

 

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Traumatic Brain Injury: out of the “game”, but not out of danger! by Carol Henricks, M. D.

Awareness of concussion as a consequence of playing professional football and other sports and exposure to blast injuries for military veterans has reached an all – time high. A single bomb blast causes soldiers NFL – like brain trauma. The message has been received by the public: concussion is a real injury and you should NOT “go back into the game” after the injury. However the long term medical consequences of the injury – particularly if the brain has not healed – are less well established. With the recognition of acute and sub – acute concussion, players make decisions to stop playing sports altogether – they “get out of the game” while they believe they are still “cognitively clear”. But does that solve the problem ?

 

Young military veterans taken out of active duty or medically discharged don’t recover from their concussions even years after their injury and are often never able to re-enter the work force. The American Headache Association presented data at their July 2012 meeting that even 8 years post concussion – injury, most veterans continued to have persistent headaches, sleep disturbance, cognitive and emotional problems. The link between concussion injury and neurodegenerative conditions in the NFL has been acknowledged ( at least by the players and the judge ) and resulted in a huge settlement to compensate injured players – and studies of concussion injured military veterans are supporting that conclusion. It is clear that a new approach to post – concussion management is necessary. It is time to put together a game plan to save the brain.

 

Our brains are like computers.

 

The brain is a complex network of fiber tracts: to carry out any brain function there is a locus of control and a network that needs to be activated.   Our brains are much more like computers than we would have believed. If the locus of control that triggers the algorithm / pathway is knocked out or there are “glitches in the system” the network cannot function as a cohesive system and the task is not completed. Multiple concussions destroy the control and networking of the brain and result in poor cognitive ability and a consequent failure to function in society.

 

 

Connections that extend from the neuron cell body and make connections with other areas of the brain are called axons. Axons gathered together form fiber tracts. The hallmark of concussive brain injury is diffuse shear injury to axons. The shear injury may involve only the fatty covering around the axon ( the myelin ) or it may also involve the underlying axon structural components. The extent of injury to the axon affects the ability to recover from the injury. A shear injury in the brain is like a glitch in a computer network.

 

Network connections are critical.

 

Fiber tract connections create networks. Fiber tracts formed from the right hemisphere ( for example ) connect to the left hemisphere through the corpus callosum. Connections through the corpus callosum allow the right side of the brain to know what the left side of the brain is doing and vice versa. Fiber tracts from the parietal lobes of the brain ( which perform sensory integration / visual association ) connect with the occipital lobes of the brain ( primary visual information processing ) so we can tell the difference between our visual reality versus stored visual images: is it real or a hallucination ? Fiber tracts connect the frontal lobes (which are responsible for decision making) with the temporal lobes of the brain (which store our memories of past experiences) so we can use our experience to help us make good decisions.   All these connections form networks which allow us to function in our world. If you disrupt these connections throughout the brain these disconnections or “glitches” result in poor cognitive function. And then things get worse.

 

Disconnections and loss of brain cell function are the basis for post – concussion symptoms.

 

Disconnections create problems in an acute injury, but if these connections never heal, there is chronic brain injury. Even if new networks are formed by “re-wiring”, the injured brain cells begin a degenerative process and as the neurons “die back” brain cells are lost. Dysfunction worsens over time if new connections are not formed and old connections and damaged neurons do not heal. Healing is not guaranteed. Spontaneous healing in both the Central Nervous System ( CNS ) and the Peripheral Nervous System ( PNS ) is a very slow process. Amazing cases of people “waking up” after spending many years in a persistent vegetative state following brain injury are examples of people naturally healing over time.

 

A traditional approach to recovery is observation and supportive care.

 

Medications do not create healing. Medications do not inhibit cell death or any neurodegenerative process. Non-healing is where the pathology of neurodegenerative disease begins. The current medical model of treatment for an individual who has sustained a concussion is to avoid further injury and let the brain heal itself over time using adjunctive therapies such as physical therapy, speech therapy and occupational therapy. Re -evaluations by neurologists may establish that a concussion injured person has achieved a certain baseline of functional recovery, but that is not confirmation that injury has healed and that an individual will avoid future consequences of that injury. There is no standard of care therapy that has been recognized to treat brain injury.

 

Making the connection: the consequences of injury.

 

The consequence of significant untreated concussion injury is early onset neurodegenerative disease. The more concussions, the worse the cumulative brain injury. Injured brain cells that do not heal die, and may help to create the clinical syndromes of Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease and ALS for example. SPECT scans have been a helpful tool to identify injured areas of brain. New imaging techniques such as brain MRI with DTI may be a better choice to show the disruption of connections caused by concussion as well as providing a follow – up measure of healing. It’s time to refocus our thinking on healing. The future is now and therapies to recover brain function are available.

 

HBOT is essential because every healing reaction requires oxygen.

 

Revolutionary emerging technologies will change neurological recovery forever. The operative term here is the recoverable brain. Our brains are designed to learn all throughout our life, and brain cells may heal given the proper support. Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy ( HBOT ) is the first therapy that has been demonstrated to heal brain injury. The extensive research of Dr. Paul Harch covers the basic science of healing with HBOT, animal research and human research and his work has been submitted to the FDA confirming the effectiveness. There has been more research on HBOT than on any drug or device ever approved by the FDA. Dr. Harch’s textbook “The Oxygen Revolution” outlines his years of research and experience in treating brain injury. HBOT therapy is radically different than simply providing oxygen by nasal cannula in a hospital setting at atmospheric pressure. HBOT creates oxygen radicals which in a hyperoxic environment stimulate healing mechanisms including activation of intracellular healing processes, stem cell mobilization and modification of gene expression.

 

Brain recovery requires building from basic nutritional essentials.

 

For healing to take place, nutrient optimization including consumption of proper fats, adequate proteins, critical trace minerals, balanced electrolytes and smart sugars. Without the proper building blocks for recovery, the brain cannot recover. Please see our article, written with neuropharmacologist Dr. Tim Marshall: “Nutrition for the wounded warrior: it takes more than a vitamin” for details.

 

Neurobiofeedback is a simple retraining of the brain.

 

Brain waves may be retrained to a pattern that will minimize an anxiety reaction or to help activate less active areas of the brain. Even an injured brain is able to learn, re – wire, re – network. Brain Paint for example is an excellent Neurobiofeedback program for recovery. Re-establishing the normal rhythms of the electrical activity of the brain promotes functional recovery.

 

Magnetic fields enhance intracellular energy so that healing can take place.

 

Magnetic fields, particularly pulsed electromagnetic field therapy or PEMF results in direct energy transfer intracellularly to facilitate healing. PEMF has been used in Germany to treat advanced dementia and Down’s syndrome with great results. It is being studied in the US for TBI recovery. A similar but more focused tool is transcranial magnetic stimulation ( TCMS ) which has been FDA approved to treat depression and is being studied in various neurology centers to treat patients post – stroke.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Autologous stem cell transplants boost recovery.

 

Safe, effective mechanisms for obtaining autologous stem cell transplants are available in the US. These procedures are primarily still under IRB protocols and are self – pay but are proving to be a powerful adjunctive therapy for recovery. Initial results from physicians performing that procedure indicate that it is a very safe treatment and results for patients with neurodegenerative conditions including severe TBI have been positive.

 

Save your brain.

 

Concussion is a major contributing factor to neurodegenerative conditions; although there are many other factors impact brain health and healing. A potentially huge “at risk” population for neurodegenerative disease exists and it is not only an “end – of – life” phenomenon. Functional recovery of an injured brain has never been as possible as it is now. Combining available therapies, a good nutritional baseline and lifestyle habits the best neurological recovery can be achieved. It is critical to anticipate the consequences of post – concussion injury and actively pursue healing therapies.

 

GREAT OPPORTUNITY–FREE Dental Services for Veterans at iSMILES clinics Veteran’s Day!(see details)

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GREAT OPPORTUNITYFREE Dental Services for Veterans at iSMILES( Dentistry with a Heart) clinics in Phoenix, Tucson, Glendale and Pearce, AZ on Veteran’s Day and each Monday & Wednesday from 11:00 -1:00 in the month of November.

I SMILIES has 5 offices throughout Arizona and will offer FREE dental services that can be provided in a half hour appointment including extractions exam, X-Ray, Cancer screening, denture adjustment and implant screening & consultations.

Veterans can call for an appointment at 520-334-7765 or visit their website at http://www.ismiledentists.com/specials/ and find an office nearest you.

On Veteran’s Day at their Arizona locations if you just want to check out their services feel free to drop by that day for free refreshments and meet the staff and Doctors.

NOTE: Most of the staff of iSMILES is either a veteran or had a family member who has served in the military and are very dedicated to helping our veteran community.

** Check out their veteran family dental programs with very affordable annual rates. ******

 

Healing Arizona Veterans latest NEWSLETTER.

Consider now the symptoms of more serious “headaches” that are the result of traumatic brain injuries (TBI). According to the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) “everyone is at risk for TBI, especially children and older adults. 

HEALING ARIZONA VETERANS

7598 N. La Cholla Blvd., Tucson, Oro Valley, AZ 85741

Volume 1 Number 2 May 2015

“We the people will help our veterans to heal”

Do you have a headache?

Most of us have had a headache sometime in our lives. Most of us will take a couple of aspirins and wait for some results. If we have the time, we might even lie down and rest to let the aspirin do its job.

But what happens when we have headaches every day? And what if the discomfort and pain associated with our headache is so intense that we really cannot function; we cannot perform our normal, daily routines at work or at home? Most likely, we will visit a medical doctor to be evaluated, diagnosed and provided with a “stronger” prescription “pain killer”.

According to http://www.health.com there are five types of headaches: 1) tension headaches, 2) cluster headaches, 3) sinus headaches, 4) rebound headaches, and 5) migraine headaches. In all cases, the “solution” is to take some form of medication. But there is no magic pill for any of these headaches. In fact, ironically, the rebound type of headache is caused by “Overuse of painkillers for headaches”.

Traumatic Brain Injuries

Telephone: 520‐229‐2122

These effects are clearly devastating not only to the individual that has suffered a single (or even multiple) TBI but also to their families; robbing them of the ability to function in their homes and communities.

TBI and the NFL

There continues to be media coverage of one particular group of TBI victims: National Football League players. FRONTLINE’S documentary based on the book “League of Denial” which aired on PBS reported that “In his book “Play Hard, Die Young”, Dr. Bennet Omalu tells the sad and unfortunate stories of three NFL players: Andre “Spanky” Waters, Terry “T‐Bone” Long and Michael “Iron Mike” Webster. Dr. Omalu who specializes in forensic Pathology and neuropathology examined the brains of  these three players posthhumously which let to a new disease that he named chronic traumatic encephalopathy. (CTE)

R. Omalu examined tissue from Webster (and eight other NFL players and determined they all showed signs of brain damage previously seen in people with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia.

In the case of Andre Waters, his brain tissue had degenerated into that of an 85‐year‐old man with similar characteristics to those of early‐stage Alzheimer’s victims. Waters was only 44 years of age when he committed suicide in 2006. Similarly, Terry Long was only 45 years of age when he committed suicide by drinking antifreeze. Dr. Omalu and other doctors studied his brain later and believe that brain damage from his football career contributed to his depression and later suicide.

The largest brain bank in Bedfod, MA focused on traumatic brain injury has found evidence of a degenerative brain disease in 76 of the 79 former players it’s examined.” The brain bank referred to is the Department of Veterans Affairs’ brain repository in Bedford, Mass. new data from the nation’s Forensic Pathology and Neuropathology examined the brains of these three players posthumously which led to his discovery of a new disease that he named chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE).

In the case of Andre Waters, his brain tissue had degenerated into that of an 85‐year‐old man with similar characteristics to those of early‐stage Alzheimer’s victims. Waters was only 44 years of age when he committed suicide in 2006. Similarly, Terry Long was only 45 years of age when he committed suicide by drinking antifreeze. Dr. Omalu and other largest brain bank focused on traumatic brain injury has found evidence of a degenerative brain disease in 76 of the 79 former players it’s examined.” The brain bank referred to is the Department of Veterans Affairs’ brain repository in  Bedford, Mass. new data from the nation’s Forensic Pathology and Neuropathology examined the brains of these three players posthumously which led to his discovery of a new disease that he named chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE). Dr. Omalu examined tissue from Webster (and eight other NFL players in subsequent research) and determined they all showed the kind of brain damage previously seen in people with Alzheimer’s disease dementia. In the case of Andre “One theory is that too much medication can cause the brain to shift into an excited state, triggering more headaches. Another is that rebound headaches are a symptom of withdrawal as the level of medicine drops in the bloodstream.” In either case, the increased use of even over‐ the‐counter medications is not a cure for the underlying cause of even a “simple headache”. adults.” http://www.cdc.gov/TraumaticBrainInjury/

Doctors studied his brain later and believe that brain damage from his football career contributed to his depression and later suicide.

In a more recent case, Chris Henry, a wide receiver that played five seasons in the NFL for the Cincinnati Bengals died in a motor vehicle accident at the age of 26 in December 2009. During his NFL career, Henry was convicted of several criminal charges and was briefly suspended by the NFL. Post death investigation revealed that Henry had developed CTE during his playing career due to multiple hard hits to the head. While several former NFL players have been found to have the disease after their deaths, Henry was believed to be the first still‐active NFL player to have the condition.

The CDC states that “TBI is a major cause of death and disability in the United States, contributing to about 30% of all injury deaths. Every day, 138 people in the United States die from injuries that include TBI. Those who survive a TBI can face effects lasting a few days to disabilities which may last the rest of their lives. Effects of TBI can include impaired thinking or memory, movement, sensation (e.g., vision or hearing), or emotional functioning (e.g., personality changes, depression). These issues not only affect individuals but can have lasting effects on families and communities.”

HEALING ARIZONA VETERANS

7598 N. La Cholla Blvd., Tucson, Oro Valley, AZ 85741

Volume 1 Number 2 May 2015

“We the people will help our veterans to heal”

Telephone: 520‐229‐2122

What do we want for Arizona Veterans?

The State of Oklahoma has demonstrated national leadership by being the first to create The Oklahoma Veteran Traumatic Brain Injury Treatment and Recovery Plan (SB1604). This program makes it possible to begin the rescue of more than 40,000 veterans in Oklahoma who are today living with the negative effects of their valiant service to our country; traumatic brain injury (TBI) and post‐traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The Oklahoma State Government has independently validated the fact that hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) and cognitive rehabilitation are effective treatments for TBI and PTSD; and, has created The Patriot Clinics, Inc.

Virginia, Arkansas and Texas all have similar legislature in various stages of review to create and support Patriot Clinics to treat veterans suffering from TBI and PTSD using Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy.

Arizona Medical Professionals and concerned citizens have joined forces to raise awareness of HBOT, the most effective treatment presently available for concussion and traumatic brain injury. By uniting with groups like the American Legion, VFW and Rotary International, our goal is to introduce and pass legislature in the State of Arizona to provide HBOT treatment for our Arizona Veterans free of charge.

If you or your organization is interested in obtaining more information or would like to participate in any way to support our efforts, please contact Rick Chimblo at: rchimblo@hotmail.com

All of these NFL players exhibited the symptoms of TBI leading up to their untimely deaths. They were being treated with various prescription medications. But they were not being cured. Their lives began a continuous “downhill spiral” that ended in suicide or a tragic fatal accident.

The International Hyperbaric Medical Foundation (IHMF) has helped many NFL players “achieve clinically significant recovery” after completing treatment with hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT). HBOT is the most effective treatment presently available for TBI.

Testimonials by NFL legend Joe Namath (see link at the end of this Newsletter), Hall of Fame lineman Joe Delamielleure, Pro Bowl linebacker Bill Romanowski and tight end star of five Superbowls Marv Flemings all confirm the benefits of HBOT. Delamielleure states “Of all the therapies I have been treated with, Hyperbaric Oxygen has helped me the most.” These are some of our American Football heroes.

What about our American Military Heroes?

Using a network of civilian clinics like NorthStar HBOT in Tucson (http://www.northstarhbot.com/), a coalition of veterans and medical doctors working pro bono have successfully treated hundreds of TBI and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) veteran and civilian casualties. The use of HBOT has demonstrated dramatic success in returning fully‐treated patients to a quality of life far above what they could have received from traditional or Department of Defense medicine. The use of prescription medications can only relieve or “masked” the symptoms of TBI and PTSD. The brains of these casualties have been physically damaged and the only permanent cure is to heal and repair that damage. The use of HBOT enhances oxygen delivery to injured tissues and activates more than 3,100 genes that promote healing processes. Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) using Diffusion Tensor Imaging (DTI) has been extraordinarily successful in the study and treatment of neurological disorders

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. The MRI/DTI images the fiber tracts of the white matter in the brain where “lesions” caused by concussion can be seen. Before and after MRI/DTI scans of the brains of patients suffering from TBI and PTSD have shown a noticeable improvement in the repair to damaged tissue.

Joe Namath Testimonial

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nPdJUJvc1xk

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Patriot Clinics (www.patriotclinics.com) in Oklahoma, Colorado, Idaho and North Carolina are activity helping veterans with TBI and PTSD.

SAMPLE LETTER THAT YOU CAN USE TO WRITE TO YOUR STATE LEGISLATOR

(Month) (Day) (Year)

The Honorable (First name) (Last name) Arizona State Capitol, Room (Number) 1700 W. Washington
Phoenix, AZ 85007

RE: Patriot Clinics – Healing Our Veterans suffering from TBI and PTSD
Dear (Representative/Senator) (Last name):
My name is (your first and last name) and I am a concerned citizen who resides in your district.

Based upon information from the American Legion there are more than 22 veteran suicides every day here in the United States. These statistics could be as high as 35 veteran suicides per day! Not only is it shameful as a nation to allow this situation to occur among our heroes, but to be so unaware or even unmoved to this horrible fact that we do not even have 100% accurate statistics and more importantly that we are not addressing it at every level of government.

One of the major causes of these suicides is traumatic brain injuries (TBI) and post‐traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) suffered in combat by our veterans in Iraq, Afghanistan (Operations Iraq and Enduring Freedom) and the Gulf War (Desert Storm).

The State of Oklahoma has demonstrated national leadership by being the first to create The Oklahoma Veteran Traumatic Brain Injury Treatment and Recovery Plan (SB1604). This program makes it possible to begin the rescue of more than 40,000 veterans in Oklahoma who are today living with the negative effects of their valiant service to our country; TBI and PTSD. The Oklahoma State Government has independently validated the fact that hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) and cognitive rehabilitation are effective treatments for TBI and PTSD; and, accordingly has created The Patriot Clinics, Inc. (http://www.patriotclinics.com/) Virginia, Arkansas and Texas all have similar legislature in various stages of review to create and support Patriot Clinics to treat veterans suffering from TBI and PTSD using Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy.

Arizona Medical Professionals and concerned citizens have joined forces to raise awareness of HBOT, the most effective treatment presently available for concussion and traumatic brain injury. We are asking you and the other members of the Arizona State Legislature to introduce and pass legislature in the State of Arizona to provide HBOT treatment for our Arizona Veterans free of charge.

Sincerely,

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