Based on my research of numerous scientific articles showing the benefit of hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT), this therapy was added to our office five years ago. In this short time, I have seen significant improvement with conditions such as autism, CP, ADD/ADHD, dementia, learning disorders, and concussion recovery. Adults with fibromyalgia, strokes, and fatigue have also been helped. Sports-related injuries heal much quicker with HBOT.
HBOT at our office is 95% pure oxygen administered in a 1.5 atmosphere pressurized chamber. The result is a 10-fold increase of oxygen in the fluids of the body (lymph, cerebral spinal fluids, plasma, etc.).
There are several studies showing the benefits of HBOT. A simple web search of the condition you or someone you know has, followed by "HBOT" will usually get you pointed toward information on the research for that particular condition. Some conditions are listed below.
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There are only 14 conditions the FDA has approved for HBOT use. Most of the conditions I see in my office are not on that list. Why aren't there more on that list? The best explanation is in an article by Dr. Cranton who explains that why, with all the scientific studies validating the benefits of HBOT, it is not more widely accepted as a safe alternative to drug therapy:
Why is HBOT not widely accepted?: http://drcranton.com/hbo/widelyaccepted.htm
Scientific Studies and Videos on HBOT:
Traumatic Brain Injuries:
Brain Injury: A brief look into how HBOT can help treat concussions, brain injury, and PTSD. For more information click here.
Concussions: Several studies looking at the improvement of post-concussion sydnrome from using HBOT. For more information click here
Traumatic Brain Injury in Sports: A reserach study that analyzes two sports related TBI/CTE cases. For more information click here.
Migraine Headaches: This study looks at the treatment of mirgraines using HBOT. To read more click here.
Stroke: A short article on the effectiveness of HBOT on post stroke patients. Click here to read.
Bell's Palsy: A short study looking at the effects of HBOT on Bell's Palsy patients. To read about it click here.
Autism: HBOT is an effective treatment to help improve overall functioning, receptive language, social interaction, eye contact, and sensory/cognitive awarenes. For more information click here.
Stroke/Autism: This video shows how HBOT can benefit those who have suffered from a stroke and looks at the progress a young man with austim makes using HBOT. Click here to watch.
Fetal Alcohol Syndrome: A look at neurocognitive changes before, during, and after HBOT. Read article here.
Multiple Sclerosis: A brief study evaluating the use of HBOT in 40 patients with advanced chronic multiple sclerosis. Click here to read.
Fibromyalgia: A thorough review investigating the positive effects HBOT has on the symptoms and quality of life of FMA patients. Click here to read more.
Complex Regional Pain Syndrome: This controlled study explores the effectiveness of HBOT in improving symptoms correlated to paitnets with CRPS Click here to read.
Spinal Cord Injury: A systematic review on the effects of HBOT. To read more click here.
Sports Injuries: An in depth look at how HBOT can help heal sports injuries heal quicker. To read more about it click here.
Lyme Disease: A detalied review describing the success of HBOT as an effective adjunctive treatment for chronic Lyme disease. Click here to read further.
Anti-Aging Video: This video discusses the different benefits HBOT can have on your body. For more information click here .
Cerebral Palsy: Damian McNamara, Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Helps Children Who Have Chronic Brain Injury. Family Practice News, Volume 36, Issue 19, Page 49 (01 October 2006)
Could HBOT be an effective treatment for a condition you or someone you know has? Call my office for a free, no-pressure, no obligation consultation to see the chamber, learn about the possible benefits, and answer any questions you may have.