Health, Healing, Disabled Assistance
GENERAL RELATED TOPICS
Combat Zones - Deaths and Injuries
Health related topics are not a focus on Police Factor (PF).
However, a few topics come up that catch my attention for one reason or another, and are added here. Much, although not all, is
linked to combat zone issues.
Warning: There can be some phony health advice on the internet that might get on this list. What is listed here is not meant to be
suggestive or to advertise certain health groups, companies or people. PF is not a medical expert and the articles or websites added
to this section are not meant to indicate they are accurate or authentic sources of information.
This section was added to stimulate query (what if?) and more in-depth reading and research. It’s best thought of as an idea bank.
Certain topics included here because of watching an elderly family member deal with constant wounds like rips and tears to fragile
skin; because someone had cancer or COPD; reading up on combat veterans or meeting some in person - so the list is not meant to
A small amount in Current Input/Notes News or Personal will be moved here, as well a the little that is in the veterans section.
STEM CELL THERAPY
[Note from PF: Police Factor does not support using fetuses derived from bulk abortion settings for stem cell supply]
https://stemcellres.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s13287-019-1203-3 [also under burns]
Medical News Today
Doctors categorize burnsTrusted Source according to the damage they cause to the skin and surrounding tissue. Types of
burns includeTrusted Source:
First degree burn: Also known as superficial burn,, these are the most common type. This burn damages the outermost layer
of skin and typically heals on its own within 1 week. A common example is sunburn.
Second degree burn: Also known as partial-thickness burns, this type damages the top two layers of skin. Second degree
burns may require a graft and typically leave scars.
Third degree burn: These burns completely damage the skin, including hair follicles and sweat glands. They may also damage
the underlying tissue and always require a skin graft.
Fourth degree burn: This type of burn extends into fat.
Fifth degree burn: This burn type extends into muscle.
Sixth degree burn: This type of burn extends to the bone.
Comments - combat related burns
Some thoughts on combat related burns, like from an IED explosion
Trauma from blast impact and subsequent fire
Disturbing feelings from various levels of care, no matter how well-intended
Consider bioenergy support healing for point-of-contact trauma even if it was from years ago-a burn can be very traumatic;
sense of concerns over the grafting process and subsequent scarring; repeated surgery trauma;
psychological issues - point of contact and subsequent surgeries and aftermath
scars can itch, hurt; normally, look abnormal
even after all of the effort, the face can look better, but sadly still look disfigured and draw unwanted attention; disfiguring can
cause psychological issues
disabled persons might also be learning mind-over-matter skills including use of sensitive and sophisticated technology; burn
patients might be disabled during part of their healing processes or permanently;
biofeedback; telepathy; remote influencing;
the outer package is not who we are, but must not be denied for its story of what the person has been through or some experiences
much wisdom and depth can be gained from the experience, more patience, tolerance, empathy, compassion; but a person can also
develop psychol. issues - TBI and neural damage could be part of the issue
Skin tissue regeneration for burn injury
Skin Regeneration and Rejuvenation
Less medical regeneration
Boost Your Skin’s Regeneration Process for a Glowing, Vibrant Complexion
A famous clinic’s input on burns
Scar and Burn Revision
Dermabrasion and Think Skin Grafting
Living with Scars
Dermabrasion and Thin Skin Grafting
My search led me to a surgeon who specializes in this field. He developed and patented a new technique to camouflage scars. This
new technique is called dermabrasion & thin skin grafting and combines dermabrasion and skin grafting using a very thin skin
patch. The skin for the skin graft is usually harvested from your thighs. This means that there will also be a scar left on the donor
area. This breakthrough procedure minimizes the recovery period and gives great results in camouflaging the scars. There are
patients from all over the world who have gone through this procedure with good outcomes.
NATURAL SUBSTANCES FOR HEALING
: Summary Applied topically, Manuka honey effectively treats burns, ulcers and non-healing
wounds. It has also been shown to combat antibiotic-resistant strains
of infections, such as MRSA.
Gunshot, Battlefield Wounds, Sores and Sugar
Research on the use of aloe for specific conditions shows:
Burns and wounds. Application of aloe gel appears to shorten the duration of wound healing for first- and second-degree burns.
Aloe gel might also promote wound healing.
Acne. Research suggests that aloe gel, applied in the morning and evening in addition to the use of the topical prescription acne
medicine tretinoin (Retin-A, Atralin, others), might be more effective in reducing acne than using a topical prescription alone.
Psoriasis. Aloe extract cream might reduce redness, scaling, itching and inflammation caused by mild to moderate psoriasis. You
might need to use the cream several times a day for a month or more to see improvements in your skin.
Herpes simplex virus. Applying a cream containing aloe extract might help lesions heal sooner.
Oral lichen planus. Research suggests that twice-daily application of aloe gel for eight weeks might help reduce symptoms of this
inflammatory condition that affects the inside of the mouth.
Constipation. Whether oral use of aloe latex is effective at treating constipation is unclear. While it acts as a laxative, aloe latex can
also cause abdominal cramps and diarrhea.
Warning from Mayo Clinic
However, avoid using aloe latex orally. Unprocessed aloe latex contains chemicals that appear to have the potential to cause cancer,
and processed aloe latex might have cancer-causing compounds. Taking 1 gram a day of aloe latex for several days can cause kidney
damage and might be fatal.
TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY
Traumatic Brain Injury: Care and Treatment of Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom Veterans by Amalia
K. Corby-Edwards (2009)
MORE DETAILED LINKS
2008/06/16 Assessing and treating veterans with traumatic brain injury*. By Louis M. French Glenn W. Parkinson.
Abstract: Conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan have resulted in greater proportions of service members with
traumatic brain injury than in prior conflicts. These brain injuries range from the mild (concussion) to severe, and have
enormous implications for clinical practice with these soldiers. The highly stressful and dangerous context in which
these injuries are sustained set them apart in significant ways from brain injuries seen in civilian settings. The
associated emotional toll of the environment and comorbid injuries, often resulting from blast exposure, complicates
the clinical picture. In this article, the authors describe the complex presentations in this population of traumatically
brain injured combat veterans and illustrate with case vignettes. © 2008 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. J Clin Psychol: In Session
2017/01/25 Traumatic Brain Injury in Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans: New Results from a National Random Sample Study
Loss of consciousness occurred in 87 (45.6%) veterans. Immediate symptoms following injury included feeling
dazed, confused, or “seeing stars” (n=172, 90%), dizziness (n=125, 65.5%), blurred vision (n=104, 54.5%), loss of
coordination (n=96, 50.5%) and ruptured eardrums (n=25, 13.0%). Post-traumatic amnesia was experienced by 37
(19.2%) veterans. Seven (3.8%) veterans experienced skull fracture and one (0.5%) veteran required brain surgery.
Probable mild TBI accounted for 87.3% of injuries, probable moderate-to-severe TBI represented 12.7% of
injuries….Compared to veterans with a single probable TBI during military service, veterans who sustained multiple
head injuries (see Table 4) during military service experienced significantly higher rates of PTSD (62 % v. 28%),
depression (62% v. 45 %), suicidal ideation (31% v. 17%), back pain (75% v. 54%) and any pain (75% v. 57%). There was no
statistically significant difference in violence and headache.
Iraq Soldiers Wounded
The Pentagon’s Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center reports having diagnosed 229,106 cases of mild to
severe traumatic brain injury from 2000 to the third quarter of 2011, including both Iraq and Afghan vets. A 2008 study
of Iraq and Afghanistan veterans by researchers at the RAND Corporation found that 14 percent screened positive for
post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and 14 percent for major depression, with 19 percent reporting a probable
traumatic brain injury during deployment. (The researchers found that major depression is “highly associated with
combat exposure and should be considered as being along the spectrum of post-deployment mental health
consequences.”) Applying those proportions to the 1.5 million veterans of Iraq, an estimated 200,000 of them would be
expected to suffer from PTSD or major depression, with 285,000 of them having experienced a probable traumatic
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PTSD AND POST-WAR STRESSORS
PTSD = Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
A disorder in which a person has difficulty recovering after experiencing or witnessing a terrifying event.
The condition may last months or years, with triggers that can bring back memories of the trauma accompanied by intense
emotional and physical reactions. Symptoms may include nightmares or unwanted memories of the trauma, avoidance of
situations that bring back memories of the trauma, heightened reactions, anxiety, or depressed mood. Treatment includes
different types of trauma-focused psychotherapy as well as medications to manage symptoms.
Sources: Mayo Clinic and others.
[Accessed from the Internet 2020/05/09]
Make The Connection dot net
: A wide variety of symptoms may be signs that you are experiencing posttraumatic stress disorder. The following are
some of the most common symptoms of PTSD that you or those around you may have noticed:
Feeling upset by things that remind you of what happened
Having nightmares, vivid memories, or flashbacks of the event that make you feel like it’s happening all over again
Feeling emotionally cut off from others
Feeling numb or losing interest in things you used to care about
Feeling constantly on guard
Feeling irritated or having angry outbursts
Having difficulty sleeping
Having trouble concentrating
Being jumpy or easily startled
[Accessed from the Internet 2020/05/09]
See also TBI Traumatic Brain Injury
Afghanistan versus Iraq
Iraq Stressors, PTSD
2014/04/03 Why the Iraq War has produced more PTSD than the conflict in Afghanistan
https //www washingtonpost com/news/wonk/wp/2014/04/03/why-the-iraq-war-has-produced-more-ptsd-than-the-conflict-in-
Combat in Iraq, however, is not entirely like combat in Afghanistan….We often talk about veterans of the wars in Iraq
and Afghanistan in the same breath, as if American soldiers fighting in the 21st century were engaged in largely
interchangeable experiences wherever they've been "over there." Researchers often combine veterans of the two wars into
the same suicide and depression statistics. They're compared in a single class to veterans of earlier wars in the Persian Gulf,
Vietnam, Korea or World War II. And it's true that they deploy from America under comparable circumstances, as members of
a U.S. military that's fighting longer wars and is more isolated at home from the U.S. public than ever….
And research consistently concludes that veterans are returning from Iraq, where the troubled shooter in Wednesday's Fort
Hood tragedy served, with what appears to be greater exposure to stressors and higher levels of PTSD. The Fort Hood shooter,
an Army truck driver named Ivan Lopez, was reportedly undergoing evaluation for PTSD. Some numbers from the Department
of Veterans Affairs estimate that PTSD affects about 11 percent of veterans of the war in Afghanistan, but 20 percent of
veterans who served in Iraq.
https //www.washingtonpost com/news/wonk/wp/2014/04/03/why-the-iraq-war-has-produced-more-ptsd-than-the-conflict-in-
Some people associated with Fallujah with PTSD
James Blake Miller (Marine Corporal)
(2013/03/19) Iraq War Contractors/Sub-Topic Marine haunted by Fallujah a Marine from Fallujah with PTSD-Luis Sinco-look on
page for video link called Marine Haunted by Fallujah. The Marlboro Marine is photographer Luis Sinco's portrait of Marine
Corporal James Blake Miller, whom he met in Iraq. For Miller, coming home has been its own battle.
Tan Mai (Marine Sergeant)
Desert Sun: (2014/03/24) As the first battle for Fallujah raged, Sgt. Tan Mai camped in a dump on the city's northern edge,
where the wafting stench of bodies mixed with garbage, diesel and human waste. Gunfire blasted from buildings and
alleyways. Flies were relentless. Emaciated dogs circled, waiting to make a meal out of anyone killed by a sniper. Sleep came
in two-hour shifts or not at all. Mai and 26 other Marines spent three weeks in this landfill, hiding by berms built from
garbage, living out of Humvees, ducking from the constant threat of insurgent fire. These were the "worst three weeks" of
Mai's life, and although he survived the fight for Fallujah, he did not leave the war zone unscathed
Albin, Cameron (Marine Captain, Charlie Company executive officer)
“There was a sense of importance, and clarity of purpose, that doesn’t seem to exist in civilian society,” says Capt. Cameron
Albin, the former company executive officer, who has suffered heavily from PTSD since Fallujah and is now turning his life
around in Austin, Texas. “Reinventing oneself is not easy.... At one point, I was competent, capable, respected, and felt as
though I could accomplish anything. Then it all evaporated, and I felt utterly useless, worthless. Regaining even a fraction of
my previous confidence is a daily challenge.”
2020/01/29-30 (moved from Current Commentary Notes section on this day)
PTSD - Combat Veteran
Note from RG[now PF]: I will add that we need to remember combat veterans with PTSD likely know the scoop; it is important not to
project or assume. Also they might be lured by suggestion, popular opinion or what articles and experts say about “don’t’ trust”,
“suicide”, “volatility: and such. It’s important to take these symptoms seriously and at face value, but also to realize
any of us could
be lured into acting a certain way out of expectation or common beliefs, or just by suspecting someone expects this of us.
One article on combat veteran PTSD said to remember that many veterans have a complex skill set and can handle difficult topics
better than we might think - that is, better than evasion and light talk. I would concur; the emotional connectivity and ability to
communicate complex themes has been proven to me by at least two combat veterans from Iraq one with known PTSD, the other
suspected with it. There can be a tendency to want to withdraw from the world, to be something of a hermit and to yearn to live in
the wilderness away from people. Later realization indicates to me
don’t talk about suicide
because it can trigger things, like even the
feeling that people are talking and expect veterans with PTSD to maybe do that. It’s not that we want to play false on this subject,
but we don’t want to open a can of worms. I do not expect a combat veteran with PTSD to commit suicide; there is no preconception
that they would; there is the hope they would not, but even discussing that to try to prevent such things might open a can of worms.
Every human is unique and this large post-Iraq/Afghanistan military group tendency for PTSD might make our veterans feel like they
are being lumped together and that there are certain expectations from family, friends and the general public. I think we should
take one step at a time and also try to encourage them to realize that although we understand the tendencies, concerns and past
issues with others, we don’t instantly assume this veteran, this time, will act like that or do that.
It should not be something that is bandied about lightly, this subject of PTSD.
One side note: there is the possibility that if a veteran has spent some time training on biofeedback machines and learning how to
project his mind to a computerized device of some kind, certain kinds of astral projection, telepathy and other psychic ability might
also have been heightened. I do not know this for a fact, but suspect it.
In addition, I am leaning toward a “strands of consciousness” theme on certain kinds of trauma, particularly excessive violence or
near death experiences. If a person is doing any form of drugs, whether legitimately or not, it might be heightened during certain
periods. I suspect a victimized, traumatized, injured person might leave
a portion of his consciousness back at the time of the event
and that this aspect could have kept him alive but also might still be directing the show from back at that moment in this time and
space in some way. An ongoing communication and energy portal, in other words. I have tried talking it out but I am not sure how
effective this is, as it can increase fears and stress if the person does not feel comfortable with “woo woo’ topics or tells you he does
not want weirdness. Also it can backfire if it makes you come across as non-trustworthy, weird or uncertain. It can break down
communication. However I suspect their subconscious mind is processing the material anyway.
Spies/Interference, etc: I will also caution veterans and families against any possible post-combat “watchers” - something that comes
up as a possibility but I do not have facts. Some groups would be those linked to Al-Qaeda, Hamas, Hezbollah, etc who knew of the
soldier while he/she was on active duty or got the name from a data file or list later. Players might be part of a complex and long
network across the United States who are sent in around veterans who were particuarly strong in Iraq or Afghanistan. I do not know
this for a fact, I suspect it is possible, and I ask people to be on alert to the possibilities. Hispanic gangs or cartels linked to Islamic
mafias could be some of the players, but they would not be the only ones. I realize it is a concern that could play into already
existing paranoia and lack of trust, but since it keeps coming up as a possibility to me, I feel I need to mention it.
Nationswell dot com
(2014/04/06) When Vets Come Home: 5 Things You Should Say (and 5 Things You Shouldn’t): Veterans and experts share
personal advice on how to talk to those back from the front lines. By Feifei Sun
2. Don’t tread too gently around vets because you assume everyone has experienced trauma.
“There’s no need to coddle vets,” says Amber Barno, a former OH-58D Kiowa Warrior helicopter pilot who served in
both Iraq and Afghanistan. “There’s this stigma that people need to watch what they say, and frankly, veterans get
annoyed at over concern. Veterans come out with priceless skill sets, as well as experience — ask about that
experience, what it was like to serve their country.”
Daniel Gade, 39, an active lieutenant colonel in the Army and a professor at the United States Military Academy, West
Point, says it’s important not to assume that all returning service members have PTSD or emotional problems just
because they’ve served, even if they’ve served in direct fire combat. “One of the problems in society is our mentality of
extremes — that veterans are maimed and need to be treated with kid gloves or that they’re all heroes,” he says. “Most
of them are neither heroes nor victims, so treating them as normal human beings would be very useful.”
Care About a Veteran with PTSD? Here Is How to Help
01/27/2016 01:56 pm ET Updated Jan 27, 2017. Rita Nakashima Brock, Contributor, Dr. William Gibson and I co-
authored this article. He is a psychologist and neuropsychologist at the VA Medical Center in Canandaigua, NY.
Senior Vice President for Moral Injury Programs at Volunteers of America, Theologian and Lifelong Activist for Peace
Post and Courier
2020/01/29 After successful trials in sc fda expands access to ecstasy
Veterans battling severe post-traumatic stress disorder could soon have access to ecstasy-guided therapy
because of successful medical trials done in Mount Pleasant. Ecstasy, scientifically called MDMA, is an illegal
psychoactive drug culturally associated with rave culture, dance parties and music festivals. But last week, after years
of successful trials in South Carolina, the Food and Drug Administration announced the expansion of the study to help
firefighters, police officers and soldiers trying to combat long-standing trauma.
“The resurgence of research into using drugs such as MDMA to catalyze psychotherapy is the most promising and
exciting development I’ve seen in my psychiatric career,” said Michael Mithoefer, a Mount Pleasant therapist who has
conducted trials at his office since 2004.
The research has already helped dozens of veterans, including Army Sgt. C.J. Hardin. The West Ashley resident served in
Iraq and Afghanistan for eight years. The stress of war paired with memories from his childhood haunted him.
He said he turned to heavy drinking and intense self-medicating with marijuana to feel “numb.” He shut himself off
from human contact and felt like he was becoming a hermit.
“It was a culmination of events in my life but it got more intense during my deployment,” Hardin said. “There was this
general feeling of not feeling safe at anytime. The sounds of rockets and mortars and knowing that at any moment a
bomb could come in on you.”
How to treat PTSD naturally?
Treat PTSD Naturally – 3 Effective Ways
Meditation and Yoga.
Working with Animals.
Treat PTSD Naturally - 3 Effective Ways - OurMilitary.com
Family of a Vet dot com
Understanding combat ptsd from the inside out
Excerpt: Combat-Related Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (or Combat PTSD) is not just something
that happens to a soldier when they have to kill someone (though that can play a part). It’s
about what happens, physically and psychologically, inside of a soldier’s brain when they
are faced with weeks, months, and years of constant fear, death, adrenaline, and danger.
This enormous, prolonged stress literally changes the way their brain looks and functions.
HIPPOCAMPUS - The hippocampus is a section of our brain that plays an important part in
short-term memory and the regulation of our emotions. Researchers, using Magnetic
Resonance Imaging (MRI’s), have been able to determine that the hippocampus of
veterans with PTSD has actually suffered damage. They believe this damage may be
PREFRONTAL CORTEX – Our Prefrontal Cortex helps us decide how we experience and
react to an emotion and resolve conflicts. It also tells our brain when a threat has passed.
People with PTSD have altered blood flow to this area of their brain (the more change in
flow, the more severe the symptoms of PTSD). This decrease in function causes their
brain to sort of be stuck in a permanent fear mode, because it doesn’t relay the “all clear”
ADRENALINE RESPONSE – When we’re in danger, our brain flips into “fight or flight”
mode, a place where it is primed to decide whether or not we should run or engage a
threat. Our bodies make two handy hormones that cause this response: noradrenaline
that handles fight, and adrenaline which is responsible flight. In “normal” brains, these
hormones are released by a current threat (i.e., when someone is standing face to face
with a bear). But, in a brain affected by PTSD, these hormones are triggered not by actual
threats but by reminders of threats that occurred months or years before.
GRAY MATTER – The gray matter section of our brain is responsible for processing
information from our body (sensory neurons) and sending information to our body (motor
neurons). Veterans have 5% - 10% less gray matter after developing PTSD. This means
their neurons (their communication signals) have been damaged.
Psychological / Mental Changes
HOSTILITY / AGGRESSION – Veterans with PTSD exhibit significantly higher levels of
hostility and aggression than the general public, or even than other soldiers who have
experienced combat. Since they have lived for a long period of time where they needed to
aggressively react at a moment’s notice in order to stay alive, this way of acting has
become an ingrained habit. Spouses often joke that it is not safe to wake a sleeping
veteran from anywhere close by. This is because, when startled awake, the vet can react
with an unbelievably strong amount of aggression because he believes he is responding to
an unknown threat. On a wider scale, it is very common for individuals with PTSD to get
into fights, drive aggressively, become angry at insignificant things, and drastically
overreact to any sort of challenge.
UILT – The guilt associated with post traumatic stress disorder is often called survivor’s
guilt. The veteran feels a great deal of guilt because he survived an attack when a
comrade did not. He feels guilty because a friend lost his legs in an explosion while he
remained mostly untouched. He feels guilty that he is at home in safe surrounding while
others he fought with are in harm’s way.
DEPRESSION / SUICIDE – People with post traumatic stress disorder are seven times
more likely to be depressed than someone in the general population. It is one of the most
complaints associated with PTSD. And, unfortunately, this depression goes hand in hand
with high rates of suicide among our nation’s returning heroes. As of April, 2010 (the last
time data was published), eighteen of our nation’s heroes were committing suicide each
PARANOIA – In Iraq, a paranoid soldier is a soldier who stays alive. Every item in his
environment, from a pothole to a child carrying a backpack, must be regarded as a
potential threat. When that same soldier, whose mind has been changed by PTSD, returns
home, he is often unable to shut off his vigilant behavior. Veterans will often almost
constantly “patrol” their homes to check for intruders, insist that they sit with their backs to
a wall and facing the door so that they can analyze every person who enters a room, or
even drive off the road in order to avoid discarded trash (because this often indicated an
Improvised Explosive Device or IED in combat).
LACK OF TRUST – This change in a veteran with PTSD is also caused by his time in
combat. While in Iraq or Afghanistan he had to assume that everyone he met, even those
who were called allies, were possible enemies. The only people he knew he could rely on
in order to stay alive were himself and those in his immediate group - people who had
proven themselves to each other in combat. After that same Veteran returns home, he
feels alone and without the protection of his battle-tested counterparts. He doesn’t trust
anyone else (even people he’s known for his entire life) to be able to watch out for him. He
feels that he, alone, is the only one he can count on or trust.
POOR COPING SKILLS - Due to the physical and mental changes Veteran with PTSD has,
they are often unable to cope in what most people would consider “normal” circumstances.
They are easily overwhelmed by too much noise, too many people, too many changes, or
too much stimuli of any sort. Dealing with post traumatic stress disorder and all of its
symptoms takes most of their energy and concentration. Anything else, especially
something that is unexpected, can cause a violent reaction or simply cause the Veteran to
Understanding these changes helps many people understand for the first time just how
“real” post traumatic stress disorder is. Unfortunately, hidden wounds (like PTSD), are
often hard for people to grasp and empathize with. Hopefully, after learning more about
the “mechanics” behind PTSD, you will be better able to talk about PTSD and the real
impact it can have on the life of a Veteran and on those who love and care for him or her.
This article was written by Brannan Vines, the proud wife of an OIF Veteran with TBI and
PTSD and founder of FamilyOfaVet.com, an organization devoted to helping heroes and
their loved ones survive and thrive after combat by providing real world education and
resources about PTSD, TBI, and other post-combat issues. You can contact Brannan by e-
mail at brannan -at- familyofavet.com or through Facebook at facebook.com/familyofavet.
Support For Those Wounded in Combat
Paralyzed Veterans of America
Support Wounded Warriors
Wounded Warriors Project
If you’ve ever stopped or stuttered midsentence when talking to a vet recently home from war, you wouldn’t be alone.
Not knowing what to say to returning soldiers is a common struggle says Mike Liguori, a former Marine who served
during the Iraq War and is now director of community at Unite US, an online platform that connects current and former
military members and their families.
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Disability Remodeling Cost
Home Improvements and Structural Alterations (HISA)
The Veteran's Survival Guide: How to File and Collect on VA Claims, Second Edition [Paperback]
John D. Roche (Author)
Traumatic Brain Injury: Care and Treatment of Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom Veterans by Amalia K.
Healing Suicidal Veterans: Recognizing, Supporting and Answering Their Pleas for Help by Victor Montgomery III (2012)
Mike Wallace: speaking out on depression: the veteran CBS newsman helps to break the stigma surrounding a treatable... by Patrick
Mental Disorders Among OEF/OIF Veterans Using VA Health Care: Facts and Figures by Erin Bagalman (2013)
Veteran Suicide: A Public Health Imperative by Robert M. Bossarte and PhD (2013)
For Therapists Working with War and Disaster Victims
EMDR has been declared a first line treatment by the US Department of Defense/Department of Veterans Affairs, and
the mental health departments of Northern Ireland, and of Israel.
Jasan Hao, Acupuncturist who has worked with Veterans
From his websites: In 2006, Dr Hao was invited to the Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, DC, where he
achieved remarkable results using scalp acupuncture to treat amputee veterans suffering from phantom pain. This
scalp acupuncture integrates traditional Chinese needling methods with Western medical knowledge of the cerebral
cortex and has been proven to be a very effective technique for treating multiple sclerosis (MS) and other central
nervous system disorders - he works Out of Abuquerque and Santa Fe, New Mexico.
Example of an Integrated Therapy Center
VA - PTSD
Amputee Coalition dot org
Arm Amputation Guide
[Accessed from Internet 2020/05/08]
2016/11/22 New amputation procedure offers promise
By Jessica Ravitz
Info for New Amputees: Upper Limb
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Unique Zipper Design Delivers Independence to People With Disabilities
ot seeing any viable alternatives in the marketplace, Roberman designed and 3D-printed his own magnetic Nclips that would fit over
his favorite jacket’s zipper when he and his wife Gail traveled cross country in their RV. The ad-hoc solution worked so well that he
decided to design a manufacturable version he could make available to people with developmental and physical disabilities, arthritis
and other muscle dexterity issues.
The Top 5 Adaptive Clothing Companies
With nearly 1 in 4 adults living with a disability in the U.S. (source), the need for adaptive apparel represents a large market and
need. A common challenge many aging adults face is the act of getting dressed and undressed by themselves. This can be the result
of a physical disability, chronic condition, and/or other restrictions that may come with age or for people with disabilities. This is
where adaptive clothing can be of great help.
ALTERNATIVE HEALING, IMPROVED FUNCTION
Mind over body: Improving brain-computer interfaces
CTP Berk dot org
Cathy is an early participant in the clinical trials conducted by a group of researchers called BrainGate, whose mission is to
provide severely motor-impaired individuals (through neurologic disease, injury, or limb loss) with the ability to communicate,
interact and function through thought. The research so far looks very promising.
People using the BrainGate system have a tiny computer chip implanted on the surface of their brains. This chip enables their
brains to use a computer as a gateway to self-directed activities that go beyond typical computer functions and include the control
of objects in the environment, such as a phone, a TV and room lights. BrainGate technology’s cursor-control accuracy is twice that of
previous prosthetic systems and approaches the performance of a real arm. Better yet, the new system is still going strong after
four years, while previous systems steadily decline in performance over time.
Remote Viewing and Therapy
IRVA - International Remote Viewing Association - Melvin Morse, MD
From website: Wisdom in the Making: Therapeutic Applications of Nonlocal Viewing for Counseling. Abstract: We have
developed a new approach to creating life changes, we call Wisdom in the Making. It involves a blending of validated
therapeutic techniques such as EMDR, hemispheric integration, and somatic experiencing, with remote viewing. This is
particularly powerful in the treatment of PTSD. During the therapy "virtual" persons can be engaged, such as, healthy adult
parts of the person, fallen comrades of a soldier in war, dead family members, abusers and spirit helpers to assist in the
healing process. This often catalyzes a profound healing response where clients report a sense of deeper healing, even a
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