Carbon dioxideInert gases Helium Methane Hydrogen Nitrous oxide SO2 Ozone NO2 NH3 CO Iodine Nitrogen Oxygen Chemical Composition of the Dry Atmospheric Air Near the Earth
Man can survive without food for weeks, and without water for days, but only minutes without oxygen. Oxygen is the basis of life.
“The positive power of the use of hyperbaric oxygen is really a modification of God’s gift to man” Richard A. Neubauer, M.D.
What is Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy? • Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) is a procedure in which a person is exposed to increased pressure, allowing greater absorption of oxygen throughout the body’s tissues. • This increased pressure allows more oxygen to reach the cells within the body therefore contributing to the many healing and therapeutic benefits. • The concept of hyperbaric oxygenation has been in existence as early as 1662 but has only gained recognition in conventional medicine over the past 40 years.
Oxygen is essential to our existence, as evidenced in the numerous conditions caused by oxygen deficiencies in our bodies. • This lack of oxygen results in a dysfunction of organ systems, causing numerous chronic health conditions. • When utilizing HBOT, oxygen is diluted into the tissues, organs, brain and fluids throughout the body through the pressurization of the hyperbaric chamber. • Merely breathing oxygen alone will not substantially increase oxygen levels in the tissues without the added pressure of hyperbaric.
What Are The Benefits of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy? • Oxygen floods areas that are oxygen starved to stimulate cell growth and regeneration. • Hyperbaric oxygen acts as an anti-viral and anti-bacterial, as “bad” bacteria and viruses typically cannot tolerate oxygen. • Hyperbaric oxygen is an immune modulator, supporting the immune system to bring T and B cells within normal function. • Oxygen reduces tumor growth in cancer patients. • Hyperbaric oxygen increases neural brain function due to oxygen saturation. • Oxygen displaces toxins and other impurities to assist in detoxification of your system. • Hyperbaric oxygen provides many other condition specific benefits.
Conditions Treated With Hyperbaric Therapy: FDA Approved Conditions Actinomycosis Air or Gas Embolism Carbon Monoxide Poisoning and Smoke Inhalation Gas Gangrene Cyanide poisoning Osteomyelitis(Refractory) Radiation Tissue Damage Severe Anemia Skin Grafts and Flaps (Compromised) Thermal Burns Crush Injury and other Acute Traumatic Ischemias Decompression Sickness Diabetic Wounds Necrotizing Soft Tissue Infections Off Label Conditions Reflex Sympathetic DystrophyRetinitis Pigmentosa Rheumatoid Arthritis Severed Limbs Sickle Cell Crisis Spinal Cord Injury Sports Injuries Stroke Surgery Pre and Post Traumatic Brain Injury Trigeminal Neuralgia Vascular Disease Venomous Bites and other conditions General Wellness/ Prevention Heart Disease Infections Immune Dysfunction Lyme Disease Macula Degeneration Meniere’s Disease Migraines Mitochondrial Disorders Multiple Sclerosis Near Drowning Peripheral Neuropathy Post Electrocution Raynaud's Phenomenon ADD/ADHD ALS Alzheimer’s Anoxic Brain Injury Autism Bell’s Palsy Cancer Cerebral Palsy Chronic Fatigue Chronic Inflammatory Disease Crohn's disease Decreased Immune Function Diabetes Fibromyalgia
Treating Autism with Hyperbaric Sammy, a 4 year old with Autism Diagnosis: Autism as of approximately age 18 months Treatment (before HBO): Avoidance diet (dairy products, wheat, soy)
Observations After Hyperbaric Therapy • Better Vocabulary and Speech • Less Emotional Outbursts • More Contact/ More Affectionate • Learning Quicker • Better Sleep
SPECT Scans- Single Photon Emission Computed Tomography (SPECT) scan is a type of nuclear imaging test that shows how blood flows to tissues and organs. Sammy, Age 4 After Hyperbaric Before Hyperbaric Blue and Purple Areas Reflect White, Pink and Red Reflect Low Blood Flow High Blood Flow
SPECT, TOVA, and a number of memory and cognitive functions as well as behavior show significant improvement after only ten treatments with hyperbaric for toxic encephalopathy, cerebral palsy, autism, ADD, and many other conditions Normal Brain Scan Pre Treatment Scan After 40 HBO Sessions After 80 HBO Sessions
Treating Cerebral Palsy with Hyperbaric • John, an 8 year old with Cerebral Palsy • 1st Scan Pre Hyperbaric- showed prominent abnormalities in temporal lobes, especially on left side • 2nd Scan Post Hyperbaric- showed improvement in blood flow with greater amount of yellow of the slices on the far right picture. Improved blood flow to both temporal lobes
Cerebral Palsy and Severe Seizure Disorder • A 7 year old female suffering from Cerebral Palsy with: • Severe loss of muscle control, inability to sit up • Inability to acknowledge the presence of others • Seizures occurring on a daily basis lasting 30 minutes on average. Natalie received hyperbaric oxygen therapy for 90 minutes a day.Results after only two weeks: • Seizures dramatically lessened to only 5 minutes in duration. • Remained seizure free for more than 9 days at a time. • Regained muscle control in hands and arms and able to sit up. • Improved circulation- feet staying warm and a normal color. • Now acknowledging her family members, keeping eye contact for several minutes at a time.
Before Hyperbaric After 10 Treatments of 1.3 ATA Hyperbaric Brain Injury Due to Hypoxia & Hyperbaric A normal brain reads primarily yellow on SPECT scan. Blue, purple and green indicate less blood flow and oxygen. A study of 10 patients with Brain Injury resulting in memory dysfunction, loss of coordination and severe learning disabilities. Patients received only 10 treatments of 1.3 ATA hyperbaric. All 10 patients showed improvement in symptomology confirmed via pre and post SPECT scans.
References • Harch, Paul. The Oxygen Revolution: Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy. Hatherleigh Press. April 2007 • Heuser, G.; et al. Hyperbaric Oxygen (HBO) Treatment for Impaired Brain Function. 8th International Congress on Anti-Aging and Biomedical Technology, Las Vegas, NV. December 15-17. 2000. • Heuser, G.; et al. Treatment of Neurologically Impaired Adults and Children with “Mild” Hyperbaric Oxygen (1.3 ATA and 24% Oxygen). Proceedings of the Second International Symposium on Hyperbaric Oxygenation for Cerebral Palsy and the Brain Injured Child. Boca Raton, FL. July 2000. • Collet, J.P.; et al. Hyperbaric Oxygen for Children with Cerebral Palsy: A Randomized Multicentre Trial. The Lancet. 357L582-586. 2001.