Heal from the outside in
In their own words.
Watch this 5-minute video to learn how integrated healing including CranioSacral Therapy (CST) has positively impacted the lives of these veterans.
We help heroes access effective healing.
With your help, AIH provides financial support for integrated, complementary/alternative healing therapies for those suffering from trauma.
You can change a Hero's life by sponsoring or contributing to a personal grant for a series of healing sessions.
Complementary in the world of healthcare means alternative care in addition to your traditional or mainstream medical treatments.
Healing Trauma Through Complementary Medicine
Veterans, Active Duty Service Members, and First Responders with access to CranioSacral Therapy (CST) and other complementary healing therapies report profoundly positive impacts on trauma recovery and a drastically improved quality of life. Unreliable insurance coverage means that access to this life-changing treatment can be challenging. Our nation’s Heroes are often cut off from treatment in the midst of their healing, which hinders recovery.
The Association for Integrated Healing (AIH) provides grants for healing sessions to individuals suffering from the effects of trauma. We are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit charitable organization. A tax-deductible donation from you removes that barrier and supports continuity of care for those who need it most.
Complementary Healing for Veterans & First Responders
Healing is possible for Heroes living with trauma and pain. CranioSacral Therapy (CST) and other complementary modalities unlock the body’s natural ability to heal.
For Heroes whose insurance does not or does not adequately cover this treatment, AIH removes financial barriers so that they can heal.
Anyone in the Military and First-Responder community can apply for a personal grant from AIH for themselves or a loved one.
“In my process of trying to feel any type of relief. I still experience pain, but it is not an 8 all the time. They also offer CranioSacral Therapy sessions that has helped with my PTSD and anxiety and depression.”
I have been your patient for about 3-4 months now and I fell less pain and suffering from a couple different physical medical connected disabilities. I was referred to you by VA doctors in an effort to further address some long term health issues causing significant and sometimes excruciating chronic pain in my back and neck areas.
I also experience symptoms from PTSD that seem to cause a lot of stress and tension related pain in my body. Since I have experienced CranioSacral Therapy and Massage Therapy at the hands of your compassionate and caring team; I am truly starting to understand and become more aware my body feels much less pain (went from a 7-8 to a 3-4 on the pain scale so far!) when I feel more like a “Balanced Being” when I’m able to relax distress and allow my body to self-correct and begin to heal.
The advanced techniques you and your staff use have allowed me to release some deep-rooted tensions and stress in my whole body. This in turn has relieved an enormous amount of painful inflammation and pressure that affect how much I hurt on a daily basis as I physically move in life.
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 R., Penny S., Michaela, Steve) and others enough. The service I have benefited from in the areas of Integrated Therapy Programs and Advanced CranioSacral Therapy has been amazing and helped me greatly to improve my health.
I wanted to let you all know how grateful and appreciative I am of the work you and your dedicated staffs continue to do that helps me get healthier, and feel better by experiencing less pain.
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.
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.
My job now in the civilian sector is as a child forensic interviewer where I interview children when there are criminal allegations of abuse. I see the aftermath of opioid addiction every day in the most heinous ways imaginable. I will not take pain management medication. I have been living at a pain level of about 7-8 on a normal day.
I have the constant feeling of the right side of my body going numb and having pins and needles and burning sensations, losing feeling in my face, my right leg losing feeling while driving, and my hips giving out when going from a sitting position to a standing position, and intense nerve damage...to name a few.
I have been a swimmer and avid athlete my entire life and because of my disabilities have not abIe get off the couch without pain let alone swim. When I first came to Balanced Being in March 2019 and had my first session of cranial sacral 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 ok. I told him I was fine, and he said, “That’s a first…you didn’t collapse.” I have had three cranial sacral sessions alternated with massage therapy sessions and my legs no longer go numb in the car, I have very little pain getting up, and my right side is no longer continually feeling like pins and needles.
My daily pain level sits around a 4-5 now after only six sessions of both massage and cranial sacral therapy. I have four left on this referral and am being told that the VA will not renew my referral. 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 differences it has made in my life. Every Veteran should be offered this service!
When I started this program I suffered from high levels of pain in the shoulder hip and lower back areas they were usually 8 out of 10 or 7 out of tens and I still had to take care of my children wife family work now since I definitely enjoy massage.
I know it works and it's always good to mix different types of practices to help it I've been able to work better move around more get more energy out and manage to do everything with a lot less pain massage working the muscles I've seen work well with me and my wife and others and I think it should be a constant thing not just a short-term physical therapy thing.
I think it should be slightly separate from physical therapy as in maintenance of the body kind of like how you change the oil and check the oil in your car or double check the air in your tires just a constant preventive maintenance thing you shouldn't have to have serious physical or long-term wear down injuries of the body to have massage I feel it should be part of the regular maintenance for the taking care of a person's body no just like exercise and eating right.
My name is SFC Darrell R. (Ret.) and I’m writing to tell you how Craniosacral therapy and Massage therapy has 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, wounded in action, having 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, oh the 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 for some. I say some because it won’t be for everyone. Just as medications and traditional therapies do not work for everyone. We are all different, with a bag full of issues that we need resolved.
As for my experiences with Craniosacral therapy and Massage therapy, and what I can see from my fellow brothers and sisters in arms, past and present, they seem to really benefit and look forward to every appointment as well.
I just retired from a 28 year career as a firefighter in Seattle. I would describe myself as being “full,” lacking in empathy and difficulty focusing/being connected to those I love.
My CranioSacral therapist was John, and I entered the session with an open mind. From start to finish, John was very professional answering all questions and concerns, putting me at ease.
During the sessions, I experience peace and comfort- feelings of being free of stressors in the world around me. Once leaving the facility, the relaxed feelings continued. I never felt rushed or hurried. The overall experience was surprising to me and I look forward to my next opportunity and to see where this journey goes. Many thanks to the staff at Balanced Being for helping me.
I'm thrilled to introduce you to someone truly remarkable. Kim is the founder of an amazing nonprofit that is making a real difference in the lives of our veterans, firefighters, and police officers.
Kim's nonprofit is dedicated to helping those who have bravely served our communities and country by providing support and assistance in their recovery from traumatic injuries sustained on the job. Their unwavering commitment to these heroes is truly inspiring, and I am excited to share their incredible work with you.
Kim's passion for this cause is evident in every aspect of their organization. They have established a strong network of resources and support services to ensure that veterans, firefighters, and police officers receive the assistance they need to overcome their injuries and thrive in their lives after service.
Their dedication and tireless efforts have positively impacted the lives of numerous individuals and families, providing them with the care and support they deserve.
In my deep grief, the treatment was a healing gift. Kim is a kind, generous, and compassionate provider.
The C1/C2 specialist is really helping. Then Amen Clinic recommended you for CranioSacral. That has been a great help. What a blessing!
Finally two things that are really helping Nathan. After a year and a half with only temporary help. Thank you so much!
It’s easy to overlook the toll that years of military service have taken on my body.
Thank you to the gracious donors who provide a way for critical continuation of care! Kim and the staff’s care is above and beyond typical customer satisfaction- they are personal, attentive, insightful, and even thoughtfully equip me with wisdom towards healing for in between sessions.
The ability to have access to care has been a blessing that has brought peace and hope on this journey. My sincere thanks!
When I watched the video on your site it made me cry because these natural healing modalities are needed so badly. Thank you for what you are doing to ease the suffering of those you work with.
Health and Wisdom
Balanced Being is life-giving and affirming. Years of hard physical work left my body in terrible shape.
Difficulty walking, spine pain, joint problems, muscle spasms, gone after one treatment (yes!) I was able to walk without assistance.
Remarkable therapy. I am continuing to see progress in visibility and sleep patterns. Thank you for your good work.
Zula J. Col. (RET) US Army
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