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Ozarks Wellness is a nonprofit organization built by two nurses who endeavor to cultivate healthier communities by empowering individuals through affordable wellness services.

We all know that healthcare is expensive, including scientifically-proven modalities that are offered at wellness clinics. By offering such services on a sliding scale, Ozarks Wellness endeavors to help people afford to live a better quality of life.

Clients of Ozarks Wellness are those who actively seek ways to optimize their health. Our clients want to live their lives feeling their best. We’ve set up our nonprofit to serve communities in Missouri and any state that borders Missouri.

Our first clinic is now open, offering both pulsed electromagnetic field (PEMF) therapy and IV infusion therapy. We plan to add hyperbaric oxygen therapy this summer. 

  • Pulsed Electromagnetic Field (PEMF) therapy is another modality that has a wealth of studies backing its effectiveness. PEMF can improve circulation and sleep, reduce inflammation and pain, accelerate healing, improve one’s mental state, and so much more. PEMF works by either sitting in a chair or laying on a table that has a PEMF pad. This pad is wired to create an electromagnetic field that utilizes a healing frequency that is able to reach the body to the cellular level.

  • IV Infusion therapy allows the body to receive nutrients directly into the bloodstream, alleviating nutritional deficiencies. There are many health conditions that benefit from IV infusions. While there are many doctors who pooh-pooh the idea that IV infusions are effective, this nurse has personally benefited from these therapies to the point that they feel as if they have been given a second chance at life. It is this sense of health and vitality that drives the passion for others to have the same life-changing health benefits that empower them to feel their best.

  • Hyperbaric treatments consist of pure oxygen being pumped into a pressurized chamber with the client inside of the chamber. The combination of pressure and oxygen forces the oxygen deep into the cells, promoting energy and healing.  Hyperbaric oxygen treatments have been around for decades and has a wealth of scientific testing that proves the effectiveness of this treatment for such things as wound healing, blocking infections, eradicating free radicals, reduces inflammation, reduces anxiety and stress, and so much more.

We will offer our services to clients who can afford our services, as well as those who have limited financial resources. We feel that not giving such lifechanging therapies to people because of financial limitations ultimately affects the community as a whole since people are not living their lives to the fullest.

We have been seeking funding through family and investors. To date, we have had one family member give us enough funds to purchase some equipment and supplies (see video). Once our governmental paperwork is approved, we will be able to apply for grants to help fund our clinic. In the meantime, we are relying on the support of others to get the clinic running and offering services.

Ozarks Wellness consists of two nurses, Ashley and Laura. Between the two of them, they have 24 years of nursing experience. 

Ashley is a registered nurse who has worked in both the hospital setting (NICU and oncology) and in a clinic offering functional medicine treatments. It was quickly apparent to Ashley that the cost of functional medicine treatments limited who could benefit from them, although the treatments were proven beneficial. Ashley could see the difference these treatments made in her client’s lives and knew this was something she wanted to offer to those who could not afford such services.

Laura is a registered nurse who decided to go to nursing school after watching the painful deal of her father. Working in the hospital setting (Med/Surg and stepdown), Laura understood that the hospital’s treatment plan was not proactive and knew that to make a real difference, she needed to reach people before they had no choice but to go to the hospital.

Laura has owned three successful businesses, the third being still in business after ten years. Armed with this kind of experience, Laura asked Ashley to join forces so that Ozarks Wellness could serve the local community. 

To date, Ozarks Wellness has purchased a contract with Hydreight Technologies Inc., giving them access to a doctor for standing orders, a pharmacy to purchase supplies and pharmaceuticals, and a means to provide IV infusions. Ozarks Wellness has also made arrangements for the future purchase of a hyperbaric chamber and has made a down payment on the PULSE PEMF system.

Ozarks Wellness has started to offer both IV and PEMF therapies, but much more is needed to make this nonprofit viable. The need for funds to complete the purchase of equipment, marketing materials, and supplies is great.

Any help you could offer would be greatly appreciated. We have a vision to grow our little nonprofit into something much bigger so that we can serve many more people in many more communities. We truly care about people and want them to live their life to the fullest.

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Frequently Asked Questions:

  • Do you have all of your nonprofit paperwork complete and submitted to the IRS?
    We have been working with a local business law attorney to file the necessary paperwork with the IRS to legally be considered a nonprofit. The paperwork has been submitted to the IRS, but we do not have a definitive date at this point as to when the paperwork will be approved. We are confident in our cause, our attorney, and the fact that we should have no problems with the legal process.
  • Can you legally give people IV infusions?
    Yes! Because we purchased a contract with Hydreight Technologies, Inc, we are able to legally administer infusions. The Hydreight platform gives us and our clients access to doctors via telehealth appointments, we have standing orders for infusion "menus", and we use a 503B pharmacy for our pharmaceutical products. A 503B pharmacy is the highest rating a pharmacy can have because they are regulated by the FDA. There are only 75 503B pharmacies in the U.S. Furthermore, Ashley and Laura are both registered nurses with licenses in good standing.
  • What are your plans to promote your business locally?
    We are located less than 10 miles from a tourist destination (Branson, MO). We plan to have brochures printed and placed in brochure racks around town to attract visitors to the area. 
    We offer other health professionals free services the first time they come to our clinic in an effort to build mutually beneficial relationships and refer clients to one another. These other health professionals will have our brochures out for their customers to take.
    We have free access to a professional podcast studio and have been building up our podcast library to launch once we have ten podcasts edited. The topics of the podcast are all health-related and we invite guests to share their experiences, health professionals to share the newest research and products, and we just have conversations about important health issues facing adults today.
    We currently run a 1/4 page newspaper ad weekly. We use Canva to design our ads and use the space to not only advertise our services, but to educate the public on health benefits our modalities offer.
    We would like to take advantage of radio advertising opportunities as they arise. The local radio station has a far reach and throughout the year will offer advertising packages at deeply discounted rates.
    Our goal is to promote ourselves on social media platforms: LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram, and Tik Tok. We endeavor to have three posts per week on each platform.
     

 

 

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I Am Coffee Laser Engraved Coffee Mug

Every time you use this beautiful coffee mug, you can remind yourself that you are amazing!

This 15 oz. stainless steel coffee mug is laser engraved by us (yes, we really did laser engrave it ourselves!). 

Thank you for your kindness and generosity.

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150.00 USD
Hustle and Heart Laser Engraved Tumbler

It's true...the heart you put into your hard work will set you apart from the competition.

This 20 oz laser engraved tumbler was engraved by us (yes, we really did do it ourselves!). It is our way to THANK YOU for your kindness and generosity.

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We are asking for a big amount because we know that if you don't ask, you can't get! 

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