The Centers
 
 

Our Mission:

Empower.

We give human kind the opportunity to live a healthy quality life through Hyperbaric Oxygen Treatments and Art Therapy.  We specialize in helping Veterans, opioid addiction, and children with Autism. However, we LOVE helping anyone in need. We are determined to make this life more enjoyable for those struggling one breath of oxygen at a time. 

 
 
 
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Our Vision.

To create a place for participants to come together for caring and sharing, training and healing, and to enhance the lives of those who are struggling. Our vision for the future is to be a force to change lives of the suffereing to a life of serenity without pain.

 

 
 

Our Impact

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs estimates that PTSD affects almost 31 percent of Vietnam veterans. As many as 10 percent of Gulf War (Desert Storm) veterans. 11 percent of veterans of the war in Afghanistan. 20 percent of Iraqi war veterans. It is said that there are currently 22 PTSD suicides a day and it’s a sad truth.

The sale of painkillers alone has increased by over 300% since 1999 and overdoses caused by painkillers are more common than heroin and cocaine overdoses combined. We can’t even image what that number looks like today. 

In the year 2000, 1 out of every 150 8 year olds are affected with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).  On average, ASD costs the average family $60,000.00 per year. In 2018, every 1 out of 68 children born affected from ASD. 

Fortunately, we know how to help and want to help! Our team at The Centers has been working diligently to raise the awareness of a successful proven treatment called Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy. This in conjunction with Art Therapy has successfully brought our patients from a life full of struggle back to quality. 

We understand that in this day in age most problems are treated with throwing a pill at the issue. HBOT actually does the opposite it resolves the issue while removing the need for medication. 
 

 

20+

PTSD suicides a day

 We are in the midst of a suicide epidemic: 20 service members a day commit suicide, 8,000 a year. Another 45 a day try and fail, another 16,000+ a year.

 

 

115+

Deaths caused by opioid Addiction per day

A 2016 HBOT research study, funded by the US Government National Institute of Health, and published in the journal Brain Research, found that HBOT can halve the symptoms of opiate withdrawal. The lead researcher hailed the discovery as of profound importance at a time when heroin use has doubled among young Americans in the last decade. 

 
 

3.5+

Million americans are affected
by ASD

The total costs per year for children with ASD in the United States were estimated to be between $11.5 billion – $60.9 billion (2011 US dollars). This significant economic burden represents a variety of direct and in-direct costs, from medical care to special education to lost parental productivity.  

 

How it works!

Increases the body’s ability to fight infections
Potentiates antibiotic capabilities
Decreases swelling and inflammation
Accelerates cellular renewal
Stimulates collagen production
Improves quality of life for patients and their families

During the treatment, 100% oxygen is delivered into the chamber causing increased atmospheric pressure. This symbiosis causes oxygen concentration within the body to increase 15 to 20 times the normal air pressure. Increased oxygen concentrations help the body initiate cellular processes that can accelerate healing and aid in the recovery from certain conditions and illnesses. HBOT is known to be non-invasive and safe, and has minimal to no side effects. HBOT is always administered under the constant surveillance of a medical professional.

 

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

With nearly three times as much oxygen infused into the HBOT chamber as a person would be exposed to typically, HBOT helps decrease stress by helping the brain focus on healing. It also alleviates symptoms of depression and anxiety.  People with PTSD benefit the most with repeated treatments in the hyperbaric oxygen chamber. Like conditioning in the gym, it takes some repetition upfront to see initial improvement.

Opioid Addiction

Based on worldwide research and decades of evidence, Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy continues to prove the safety and efficacy of HBOT in treating and helping to heal addictions and substance abuse disorders. 

Autism

It has been demonstrated that the majority of patients affected by ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder) have high levels of inflammation, compromised blood flow and low oxygen delivery to certain parts of the body. HBOT has been shown in clinical data to help decrease inflammation and reintroduce oxygen and blood flow to affected areas, including affected regions in the brain. This has demonstrated to help improve overall functioning, receptive language, speech and eye contact scores. Additionally, it has been shown to help decrease irritability, hyperactivity and inflammatory markers including TNF-alpha and C-reactive protein levels. 

other benefits..

By dissolving more oxygen within the blood plasma, oxygen can reach deep into inflamed tissues and areas of the body suffering from low blood flow and oxygen levels. This has been scientifically shown to help decrease inflammation throughout the body, reintroduce blood flow and induce a wide array of positive physiological and bio-chemical effects.

 
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With your help.

Healing will be accomplished through treatments in the hyperbaric oxygen treatment facility and through experiencing comradery and togetherness through art therapy, educational training, and other wellness workshops. Lodging and food services for participants also will be provided. We see this integration of treatment and therapy as paths that will lead our patients to a better life! 

 

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