What is Hyperberic Oxygen Therapy (HBOT)?

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) is the medical use of oxygen at a level higher than atmospheric pressure.  It significantly increases the partial pressure of oxygen in the body tissues and promotes increased oxygen transport capacity of the blood.   By increasing the amount of oxygen rich blood, HBOT stimulates the body to release substances that promote healing.  We have a hard chamber unit in our CT office and soft chambers available for home rentals.

In treating inflammation, oxidative stress and cellular detoxification, HBOT promotes healing in many disorders including, but not limited to:

ADD/ADHD Migraines
Autism    Multiple Sclerosis
Autoimmune Diseases Post Chemotherapy Treatment
Cerebral Palsy     Post Concussive Injuries
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome  Post Radiation Treatment 
Chronic Inflammation Sports Injuries
IBD Stroke

If you are interested in using Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) for an illness or injury, Center for Autism and Integrative Health provides a 1 hour pre-therapy evaluation designed for children and adults.  Please contact the office at 203-834-2813 for more information.

 

Articles related to Inflammation and HBOT:

Post Concussion Syndrome – Pathophysiology and Non-Pharmacological Approaches to Treatment  by Joseph C. Maroon, MD, Russell Blaylock, MD, Jeff Bost PAC, Darren LePere, BS, Department of Neurosurgery, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

The effects of hyperbaric oxygen therapy on oxidative stress, inflammation, and symptoms in children with autism: an open-label study   by Daniel A. Rossignol, MD, Lanier W. Rossignol, FNP, S. Jill James, MD, Stepan Melnyk, PhD and Elizabeth Mumper, MD

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy: Emerging role in acute and chronic illness  by Gail Szakacs, MD and Nancy O'Hara, MD (published in Natural Nutmeg Magazine, February 2012)

Evaluation of hyperbaric oxygen treatment of neuropsychiatric disorders following traumatic brain injury  by SHI Xiao-yan, TANG Zhong-quan, SUN Da and HE Xiao-jun