Recovering from a Stroke – HBOT helps!

Recovering from a Stroke – HBOT helps!

After suffering a stroke, about three-fourths of patients exhibit some disability. The extent of a patient’s symptoms depends on the degree and location of brain tissue damage following the stroke. Common physical conditions after a stroke include: Weakness,...
Inflammation: The Root of All Disease?

Inflammation: The Root of All Disease?

Anyone who has sprained an ankle understands inflammation. There are the four classical symptoms – heat, redness, pain and swelling.  However, inflammation can be present even without pain or obvious signs. Hay fever, heart disease, depression, and diabetes...
HBOT for Radiation Injuries after Cancer Treatment

HBOT for Radiation Injuries after Cancer Treatment

Radiation’s good news/bad news for cancer patients. The good news:  High doses of radiation therapy destroy cancer cells. The bad news: Radiation therapy can also damage healthy cells and tissues near the treatment area, including the tiny blood vessels that feed the...

Who Can You Trust?

In 2014, new clinical guidelines were released by the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP) replacing the 1999 practice parameters for Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Perhaps they are finally listening to the parents of autistic children? Parents...
Reducing Your Risk of Stroke

Reducing Your Risk of Stroke

In order to function, the brain requires a constant flow of oxygen that the bloodstream provides. Strokes happen when blood and oxygen to the brain are suddenly cut off. When blood to the brain is blocked by a blood clot, the stroke is called ischemic. When the stroke...
Anti-Aging Benefits of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

Anti-Aging Benefits of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

The Fountain of Youth?  HBOT is proven to offer anti-aging benefits through healing or regrowth of damaged cells; one result is younger-looking skin. Most people think of hyperbaric medicine for the treatment of decompression sickness, (known as “the bends,” in divers...
Can HBOT Help You Avoid Amputation?

Can HBOT Help You Avoid Amputation?

We’ve been talking a lot about the “off-label” uses of HBOT lately, so here’s some information about one of the few FDA, Medicare, and commercial insurance-approved conditions for the use of hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) – the treatment of non-healing foot...
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy to Treat Autism

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy to Treat Autism

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared hyperbaric chambers for certain medical uses, but so far, treatment of Autism isn’t “approved”. A recent Consumer Update on the FDA’s website explains it this way, The FDA is concerned that some claims made by...