Veterans & First Responders
We are passionate about serving our nation’s Heroes. We believe that past & present Military Service Members deserve the chance to heal from the deep wounds that can come from service of this kind and to live a happy, healthy life.
Will you support those who’ve served and supported us?
The Association for Integrated Healing (AIH) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit that provides scholarships to our nation’s Heroes for access to complementary healing treatment, including CST, acupuncture, massage, and more.
Insurance coverage and VA benefits may cover only a limited number of CST and complementary healing sessions, if at all. All too often, service members start CST treatment, begin to experience deep and life-changing benefits, then run out of coverage, and lose valuable progress.
AIH fills that gap and ensures that our nation’s heroes can access the healing they need to live safe, healthy, empowered lives.
Learn more, make a donation, or apply for a scholarship at integratedhealingus.org.
“CranioSacral Therapy and Massage Therapy have immensely improved my quality of life by providing pain management and Relief from PTSD symptoms. Throughout my 20 years of service as a U.S. Army Infantryman with multiple combat deployments, I was wounded in action and have sustained multiple lasting service-connected injuries including cervical neck sprain, lumbar back injuries, pelvic floor and hernia surgeries, chronic knee pain, irritable bowel syndrome, PTSD and many other injuries. I have been prescribed physical therapy, steroid injections, surgeries, behavioral health therapy and a plethora of pills.
CranioSacral Therapy for me feels as if my body and mind are working together to smooth out the scars that war and trauma has left on my body, and in my mind. With CranioSacral Therapy, pain relief (as well as positive emotional and mental health) are possible. What I can see from my fellow brothers and sisters in arms, past and present, is that they too really benefit from this type of therapy.”
“I am a Veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom and served in the United States Marine Corps from 2000-2004 as a Water Survival Instructor, Jump Master, and parachute rigger. I am 90% disabled and since I got out in 2004, I have been begging my VA medical provider for alternative pain management options other than prescribed medication. Today I work as a child forensic interviewer in the civilian sector, where I interview children who have experienced abuse. I see the aftermath of opioid addiction every day in the most heinous ways imaginable. I refuse to take pain management medication for fear of opioid addiction.
I have been living at a pain level of a 7-8 out of 10 on a normal day. I have the constant feeling that the right side of my body is going numb combined with burning pins and needles, loss of feeling in my face, numbness in my legs while driving, and my hips giving out when going from a sitting position to a standing position, as well as intense nerve damage…to name a few. I have been a swimmer and avid athlete my entire life, but because of my disabilities, I have not been able to get off the couch without intense pain.
When I first came to AIH and had my first session of CranioSacral work it was the most intense therapy I have ever experienced. After that first therapy session it felt as though I had shed a layer of pain that had been festering for years. I went home, and while sitting on the couch watching a movie with my 10-year-old son, I got up to answer the phone. When I came back to sit down, my son was staring at me and asked if I was okay. I told him I was fine, and he said, “That’s a first… you didn’t collapse!”
After just three CranialSacral sessions and three massage therapy sessions, my legs no longer go numb in the car, I have very little pain getting up, and my right side is no longer continually experiencing pins and needles. My daily pain level sits around a 4-5 out of 10 now. I cannot imagine going back to the pain levels I was at before now that I have again experienced life without the dominating feature of pain. I have told every Veteran I know about this type of therapy and the major difference it has made in my life. Every Veteran should be offered this service!”
“I have been Kim’s patient for about four months now and I fell less pain and suffering from a few different physical medical disabilities. I was referred to Kim by VA doctors in an effort to further address some long term health issues causing excruciating chronic pain in my back and neck. I also experience symptoms from PTSD that seem to cause a lot of stress and tension-related pain in my body. Since undergoing CranioSacral Therapy and Massage Therapy at the hands of Kim’s compassionate and caring team, I am truly starting to understand and become more aware of my body. I am in much less pain (I went from a 7-8 to a 3-4 on the pain scale so far!). I feel more like a “Balanced Being” when I’m able to relax and allow my body to self-correct and begin to heal. The advanced techniques Kim and her staff use have allowed me to release some deep-rooted tensions and stress from my whole body. This in turn has relieved an enormous amount of painful inflammation and pressure. When I feel less tense in my body, I experience the joy of less pain, improved circulation, and positive impact on my Central Nervous System as a whole. In short, this makes me feel much better physically, mentally and emotionally!
Ms. Nedrow, I can’t thank you and your awesome team of highly skilled professionals (Jennifer, Penny, Michaela, and Steve) enough. I wanted to let you all know how grateful and appreciative I am of the work you and your dedicated staff members continue to do that helps me get healthier. I would also like to acknowledge you and your team’s excellent customer service and say thanks for your continued efforts of support and amazing 5-star business performance.”