Jason Ambesi, a military veteran and professional cuddler, hopes his touch therapy can heal those suffering from post-traumatic-stress-disorder (PTSD), anxiety, depression, and loneliness.
Long Islanders unite to help Mission 22, a nonprofit dedicated to raising awareness about and ending veteran suicide, through pushups and social media.
An estimated 1.8 to 3.6 million traumatic brain injuries occur annually in the United States, reports the CDC, and TBIs account for 30 percent of all injury deaths each year. Diagnoses for concussions have increased 43 percent in the United States within the past five years, with a 71-percent spike among patients 10 to 19 years old, Hyperbaric oxygen therapy is just one of the many treatments presently being considered by researchers as a viable option for concussed patients, with hundreds of millions of dollars being spent to determine better ways to accelerate recovery treatments in both acute and chronic patients.
"Hyperbaric oxygen therapy has been shown to dramatically improve the symptoms of patients suffering from combined TBI and PTSD."
Among those to begin using the VR software is the Phobia and Trauma Clinic at Hofstra University’s Joan and Arnold Saltzman Community Services Center.