Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT): Healing the Gut and Brain

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT): Healing the Gut and Brain Have You Heard About Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT)?  

HBOT is a powerful, safe, non-invasive alternative to anti-fungal medication that can be used for:

  • Allergies
  • Autism
  • Autoimmune disorders
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Candidiasis
  • Drowning
  • Hypoglycemia
  • Heavy-metal toxicity
  • Infections
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Stroke
  • Concussion
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Vascular disorders
  • Diabetic neuropathy

What Is Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy?  

It is a treatment modality, in which a patient is entirely enclosed in a chamber and given oxygen to breathe at a pressure greater than one atmosphere.

Both the enclosed chamber and the pressure are necessary for HBOT.  

How Does HBOT Work?  

A patient just sits in the chamber and relaxes, naps, or even watches a movie or video.

HBOT diffuses oxygen throughout the body, even into damaged tissues.

Pressurized oxygen has tremendous healing capabilities.

Oxygen expands and enlarges restricted capillaries and blood vessels in the body, even to the speech and language centers of the brain.

HBOT heals the brain by activating idling neurons, thus enabling cognitive function.

Outcomes can include:

  • Improved speech
  • Improved articulation
  • Improved attention
  • Improved concentration
  • The ability to follow directions
  • Reduction in hyperactivity
  • Improvement in muscle tone

What Are the Benefits? 

HBOT delivers oxygen deep into the tissues of the body where it attacks and kills yeast overgrowth, fungus, mold, and toxic pathogens—all with an intense and short-lived die off, and without a negative effect on the liver.

You may see notable improvements more quickly than by using anti-fungals alone.

Treatments can last one to two hours; the more treatments, the greater the improvement.

Some see significant benefits with as few as five; forty to sixty treatments are more common. 

The International Hyperbaric Association, Inc. (IHA) 

IHA is a coalition of doctors, parents and patients dedicated to the integrity and dissemination of modern hyperbaric medicine.

Members of IHA include medical centers treating the hyperbaric needs of their patients, individual hyperbaric chamber users, and corporate chamber manufacturers.  

The IHA distributes and publishes data, articles and papers regarding the latest hyperbaric news and strides.

Their monthly newsletter, “The Pressure Point” keeps readers abreast of the latest research in hyperbaric medicine.

The Association also grants funding to those in need of hyperbaric therapy.  

HBOT chambers vary among manufacturers; some are very large, others portable.

An individual assessment, including a patient’s age, severity of the gut problems, and consideration of other therapies being done simultaneously, determines the proper number of treatments and which type of chamber is appropriate.

Insurance sometimes covers HBOT with a pre- and post- treatment SPECT scan.  

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