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   Why consider Hyperbaric Oxygen for your Child with CP?

Hyperbaric oxygen is a safe, effective treatment that has been used for almost 200 years to effectively treat a number of conditions which have failed to respond to “traditional” medicine.

In numerous studies, HBOT has demonstrated statistically significant, predictable changes in children with Cerebral Palsy.

Changes Seen Consistently in Scientific Studies:

  1. Improvements in gross motor function
  2. Improvements in fine motor function
  3. Significant reduction in spasticity.
  4. Reduction in custodial care time
  5. Improvement in cognition
  6. Improvement in receptiveness to other therapeutic interventions

Are the changes permanent? Many are, the improvements in Quality of Life are usually apparent. The consistency of the response of patients with Cerebral Palsy regardless of age has been shown to be quite impressive even to the greatest skeptics.

Investigators from Quebec have compared hyperbarics against other therapeutic interventions for CP and found the results achieved through Hyperbaric oxygen therapy are 300-400% more effective than other more traditional approaches to the treatment of this condition.

How does it work? At this time, the specific reason for the impressive changes seen in using HBOT for neurological conditions is a matter of discussion for academics.

Scientific investigations have demonstrated:

  1. HBOT mobilizes human stem cells from bone marrow.
  2. HBOT causes new blood vessels to form so oxygen can be delivered to areas of the brain that have been injured. This new level of oxygen can restore function to viable neurons with minimized blood flow.
  3. HBOT conveys neuroprotection when applied early in treatment.
  4. HBOT can enhance detox regimes within the body

If you have questions concerning the use, application, or rationale for the use of hyperbaric oxygen and how it could possibly help you or a loved one you know. Please contact us at o2xy-wellness.

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November 22, 2014 at 2:27 pm Leave a comment

#HBOT bring life back for Murray after he suffered a #Stroke o2xy-wellness.com

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Very emotional morning….Murray, a new HBOT client that travelled to Red Deer form Regina came in for his HBOT treatment and showed me how he could raise his arm about 4-5 inches. He has only had 5 treatments and already showing awesome signs of improvement.  Murray had a stroke about one year ago and this is probably the happiest and most hope he has had since!!  His wife , me, and even Murray were all in tears.  It sure makes my decision to bring HBOT to Central Alberta very rewarding.  I have spent my life working within the Healthcare system and NOTHING has brought me more satisfaction than being able to help people regain their lives.

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August 4, 2014 at 12:59 pm Leave a comment

American Football Coach Wants his Legacy to have #HBOT for ALL ATHLETES o2xy-wellness.com

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LSU coach Les Miles endorses use of hyperbaric oxygen treatment

BY SCOTT RABALAIS

Aug. 24, 2013

“The science behind it is the blood brings oxygen, and the more oxygen you put into your system for a variety of things the better it is.” LES MILES, LSU coach

When Les Miles took his turn at the podium in July during Southeastern Conference Football Media Days, many of the reporters assembled there assumed the LSU coach would have something juicy or off the wall to say.

After all, Miles was the guy who went off the wall, literally, in late May, climbing down the outside of a Baton Rouge skyscraper for charity.

So when Miles described his research during the offseason into the benefits of hyperbaric oxygen therapy and its help in the treatment of concussions and other injuries, chuckles rippled through the print press room.

Oh, The Mad Hatter, many of the immediate comments and Twitter messages seemed to say. What is he talking about now?

That Miles wasn’t immediately taken seriously wasn’t a surprise. But his interest in the subject grew quite serious as a way to try to leave a lasting legacy in the game of his life in the lives of the people who have played it, many of whom have suffered serious brain injuries on the field.

For Miles, it all started with a sunburn.

One day, Miles said, he went out for a run and realized when he was finished his burn felt a bit better.

“The science behind it is the blood brings oxygen, and the more oxygen you put into your system for a variety of things the better it is,” Miles said recently.

His personal revelation led Miles to start peppering LSU’s medical staff with questions about the potential of oxygen treatment for injuries. Eventually, it led Miles to the discovery that a pair of doctors in New Orleans, Paul Harch and Keith Van Meter, were at the forefront of hyperbaric oxygen therapy.

Harch is the director of the LSU School of Medicine’s Woundcare and Hyperbaric Medicine department. Van Meter is the school’s chief of Emergency Medicine. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy is the use of 100 percent oxygen at prescribed pressure and for prescribed durations to help treat a variety of injuries and ailments.

As it turned out, Van Meter and Harch have been working to treat sports injuries since the 1980s.

According to Harch, Van Meter got a small grant in 1989 to help treat Louisiana boxers with brain injuries. Professional demands pulled Van Meter away from the project, which Harch then combined with his work on helping commercial divers with brain injuries.

Through their work, they discovered that hyperbaric oxygen treatments could help divers’ brain injuries get better with the proper dose of hyperbaric oxygen.

Eventually, Harch became convinced that hyperbaric oxygen therapy could treat a wide spectrum of ailments, from diabetes to heart disease to learning disabilities to carbon monoxide poisoning.

The key, Harch said, is knowing how to properly dose patients for the type of ailment they have.

“This is a treatment for wounds in the body,” Harch said, “of any duration and in any location.”

The reason over 100 years of neurological study didn’t discover the benefits of hyperbaric oxygen for brain injuries earlier, Harch said, is the dosing had been wrong.

“What we’ve found is the farther you get out from the brain injury the brain is very sensitive to oxygen, so you have to lower the dose,” he said. “We lowered the dose (pressure and duration) and patients got better.

“It’s like taking an oxygen pill, if you will. It’s how big is the pill, how many times a day you take it, how many total pills you take it.”

Harch said research has identified 8,101 genes within the body that are impacted by exposure to hyperbaric oxygen. Some that are enhanced or turned on support tissue growth. Some that are suppressed are responsible for inflammation and cell death.

“So we’re turning on the good processes and turning off the bad ones,” Harch said. “It’s just that simple.”

Harch and Miles are trying to help establish a hyperbaric oxygen treatment facility at Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center, but Harch goes beyond that. He envisions hyperbaric oxygen treatment facilities one day being installed in major sports venues like X-ray machines, so injured athletes can be treated as quickly as possible.

“This is going to be roundly adopted,” Harch said, crediting Miles’ involvement as helping illuminate the work he and Van Meter are doing.

“He wants a legacy beyond coaching, something that would have a lasting effect,” Harch said of Miles. “The potential to treat athletes and concussions and what it could do for these injured athletes personally is something that would endure long after he retires.”

 

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July 28, 2014 at 3:54 pm Leave a comment

Teen suffering from #PostConcussionSyndrome sees improvement with #Hyperbaric oxygen treatment o2xy-wellness.com

SPECT Teen Concussion

 

Teen suffering from #PostConcussionSyndrome sees improvement with #Hyperbaric oxygen treatment

 Hi, I’m Eileen Geller, a Seattle-RN and mom of Nate, who is now 13 years old.  I understand you have some questions about the potential use of hyperbaric oxygen therapy for your nephews, one of whom has lost his eyesight.  I am most happy to speak to you or to your sister or one of your other family members about Nate’s experience.  Perhaps it might also be helpful for me to provide a brief written overview of Nate’s experience so you can pass this on in advance of a phone call.  At 10 years old Nate received a brain injury playing lacrosse. He had some pretty severe after-effects, including physical debility, pain, balance, hearing, and cognitive function loss.  The most severe problem involved vision.  Nate’s entire peripheral vision was knocked out by the injury—he had only an inch in front if each eye with mostly clear sight, the rest of his vision was totally opaque and spinning constantly.  They determined the hit had knocked out his brain’s ability to determine visual vergence, among other problems.  For a year and a half we went to a slew of doctors, neurologists, ophthalmologists, optometrists, and other specialists.  Eventually we went to a physician my ophthalmologist neighbor and friend called “the god of eye doctors.”  This fellow actually told Nate to his face that his vision would “never ever improve.”

As an RN who, prior to Nate’s injury, had directed a major medical center’s palliative care team and run several organizations to improve support during injury, illness, and grief, I had a wealth of medical experience and contacts to utilize on Nate’s behalf.  Because I come from a conventional medical model, it was natural for me to first seek intensive rehab and medical and pharmacological support for Nate.  Over the course of the first year and a half after his injury, we’d seen a plethora of clinical practitioners, all of whom confirmed both that there was no curative treatment for Nate’s brain injury and eyesight, and that the only treatment for brain injuries like his was supportive care, rehab, medications.  They counseled patience over the long haul and hope he would improve somewhat over time. Some of his symptoms did improve, slowly over time with medication, rehab, and other therapies, but his eyesight never, ever improved, even a little, from the immediate after effects of his injury.

Finally, in October of last year, I embarked on an intensive, 10 hour a day schedule of medical journal research for several weeks.  I read well over 500 medical journal articles and perused and reviewed many more, all of which were on the subject of brain injuries, neurology, vision loss, rehab, treatment, and medications.  Eventually I previewed an article by Dr. Paul Harch of New Orleans about the use of hyperbaric oxygen therapy in brain injuries. The article was about to be published in the prestigious Journal of Neurotrauma.  The results were extremely positive–not only did the post-brain injured veterans self-report to being better and feeling better, but the SPECT scans of their brains confirmed improved oxygenation and circulation to the damaged parts of their brains.  I then extensively researched both Dr. Harch and other practitioners of hyperbaric therapy, reading a multitude of national and international articles about the subject ranging back 20 years.  What I read convinced me that hyperbaric therapy was worth a try.  Since Nate’s vision issues were so critical, we wanted to have the therapy done by the physician my research showed me to be one of the best (if not the best) in the world, with more than twenty years experience, Dr. Paul Harch.  Traveling to New Orleans from Seattle with Nate would be tough, but it seemed like the only chance for a curative therapy, one that might actually help improve his eyesight and other brain injury symptoms.

First we decided to check with Nate’s Seattle physicians. They were (almost) universally opposed to the decision; worried he would have seizures or even loose his eyesight all together. When I weighed their general input against the hard data and research I’d collected, it seemed clear their opposition was based not on the physics, medical science, or data on hyperbaric oxygen therapy in brain injuries, but simply on lack of knowledge accompanied by some bias. These doctors had been willing to put Nate on a slew of medications for life, many of which were considered off-label for brain injuries, but not willing to consider a therapy which has been around 30 years, has a minimum of side effects when done by an experienced physician, has the lowest malpractice insurance of practically any medical specialty because it is so low risk, and has a proven track record of improving the condition of people with brain injuries. Finally, I went to a neurologist who’d been a military doctor in Iraq and Afghanistan who had seen literally thousands of brain injured veterans.  He said if it were his boy, he’d try hyperbaric oxygen therapy.  After all, he said,  “It’s been around forever, has an incredibly low incidence of side effects, and it is the only therapy which offers a hope for measurable improvement of a cure for Nate. Why not try it?”

And so we did, even though, with a job, three other children, and ill and elderly parents who need my help, it wasn’t easy to migrate across the country for medical treatment that would last five weeks.  Until I am a hundred years old, it will have been the best decision I will ever make.  Nate, who was so seriously impaired that one of his therapists said he was the sensorial equivalent of a C1 quadriplegic, is now, after 80 hyperbaric treatments, 90% better.  His physical mobility and balance are much improved, his cognitive function so well he is getting A’s and B’s in school, his chronic, severe, unremitting headaches gone, and, his eyesight dramatically better. He went from not being able to see the difference between a pickup truck and a compact car to being able to read, in regular print, the Hunger Games.  According to Nate, “Dr. Harch gave me back my life.”

In Dr. Harch’s waiting room, I saw many patients become much better, including a 10 month old with cerebral palsy who’d been certified by several prominent ophthalmologists to be cortically blind.  This child, after hyperbaric therapy, was examined by those same doctors who said they’d never seen anything like it, but confirmed she’d regained 100% of vision in one eye and the other was much improved.  If I had any loved one with a brain injury, I would send him to see Dr. Harch right away.  Since we’ve been home, we’ve helped 15 or 20 friends or people we know receive hyperbaric therapy, including my dear friend who had four children injured in a car accident. All have evidenced improvement.

Please feel free to contact me with any further questions at http://waitingroomwisdom.tumblr.com/

Take care,

Eileen Geller

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July 25, 2014 at 11:32 am Leave a comment

Even #UCLA uses # HBOT in # Cancer Treatment o2xy-wellness.com

Cancer mom and son

 

More than 11 million people living in the U.S. today have been diagnosed with cancer, and about half of them have received radiation therapy (radiotherapy). While improved radiotherapy techniques have increased treatment precision and reduced side effects caused by radiotherapy, the high doses of radiation used to kill cancer cells may still cause long-term damage to nearby healthy cells in some patients. By helping the blood carry more oxygen to affected areas, hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) has been proven effective for these patients.

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy

HBOT has emerged as an effective treatment for some patients who previously had little hope of recovering from late side effects of radiotherapy. HBOT increases the amount of oxygen in the blood by exposing patients to pure oxygen within a sealed chamber set at pressures greater than the ambient atmosphere, with results that can be measured using a transcutaneous partial pressure oxygen (TCPO2) monitor before and after treatment. Experts believe HBOT helps patients by stimulating growth of new blood vessels following radiation-induced damage.

HBOT has the longest history of success in treating or preventing damage to the jaw bone resulting from radiation treatment, but has also been effectively used to treat radiation-induced damage to the head, neck, chest wall, abdomen and pelvis. For example, HBOT may prevent tooth loss or collapse of the jaw bone in patients previously treated for head or neck cancers, promote successful skin grafts or flaps following reconstructive surgery in patients treated for breast cancer, and eliminate persistent urinary bleeding (radiation cystitis) in patients treated for prostate cancer.

HBOT usually spans multiple sessions lasting approximately 100 minutes each, depending on the treatment protocol. During HBOT, patients may experience ear popping, mild sinus discomfort or claustrophobia.  Most patients do not experience any symptoms immediately after HBOT and can return to work the day of treatment. Some patients, however, may experience temporary changes in vision when completing more than 20 HBOT sessions

HBOT is last hope for many patients

“For the subset of patients who suffer from late effects of radiation exposure, hyperbaric oxygen therapy is often the only treatment than can prevent irreversible bone or tissue loss or enable them to undergo life-improving reconstructive procedures such as breast or facial surgeries,” explains Susan Sprau, M.D., Medical Director of UCLA Hyperbaric Medicine. “By offering this therapy, we are able to provide a better quality of life to patients who have already survived devastating illnesses.”

Late side effects from radiotherapy result from scarring and narrowing of the blood vessels within the treatment area, which may lead to inadequate blood supply and cause necrosis of normal tissues and bones. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) helps blood carry more oxygen to affected areas and stimulates growth of new blood vessels by exposing patients to pure oxygen within a sealed chamber set at greater than the ambient atmospheric pressure. “Hyperbaric oxygen therapy is safe, non-invasive, effective and well-tolerated by appropriate patients,” says Dr. Sprau, “and hyperbaric treatment for radiation damage qualifies for Medicare reimbursement.”

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Susan Sprau, M.D. Medical Director UCLA Hyperbaric Medicine Clinical Professor of Medicine

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July 17, 2014 at 10:44 am Leave a comment

IS HBOT SAFE? PLEASE READ THIS!! o2xy-wellness.com

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I am posting this article from the FDA and will address the concerns about HBOT.

As you read this article I will address the concerns in BOLD font.  Do not be fooled by the FDA .

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy: Don’t Be Misled

 

On this page:

  • How HBOT Works
  • What are the Risks

No, hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) has not been clinically proven to cure or be effective in the treatment of cancer, autism, or diabetes. But do a quick search on the Internet, and you’ll see all kinds of claims for these and other diseases for which the device has not been cleared or approved by FDA.

THE FDA HAS NOT APPROVED MANY TREATMENTS FOR MANY CONDITIONS THAT ARE BEING USED ON A DAILY BASIS.   MANY ANTI-DEPRESSANTS NOT APPROVED BY THE FDA FOR USE IN POST TRAUMATIC STRESS SYNDROME ARE USED ALL THE TIME.  WHY?  THEY MIGHT WORK!!  HBOT IS APPROVED FOR MANY TREATMENTS AND WE CAN NOW LINK THE PROCESS OF ACTION AS TO WHY IT WORKS FOR THOSE CONDITIONS WITH THE CONDITIONS NOT APPROVED.  I THINK THE REAL QUESTION IS WHY???? HAS THE FDA NOT APPROVED HBOT FOR SOME CONDTIONS BUT HAS APPROVED IT FOR OTHERS!!!

HBOT involves breathing oxygen in a pressurized chamber. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared hyperbaric chambers for certain medical uses, such as treating decompression sickness suffered by divers.

HBOT has not, however, been proven to be the kind of universal treatment it has been touted to be on some Internet sites. FDA is concerned that some claims made by treatment centers using HBOT may give consumers a wrong impression that could ultimately endanger their health.

“Patients may incorrectly believe that these devices have been proven safe and effective for uses not cleared by FDA, which may cause them to delay or forgo proven medical therapies,” says Nayan Patel, a biomedical engineer in FDA’s Anesthesiology Devices Branch. “In doing so, they may experience a lack of improvement and/or worsening of their existing condition(s).”

TO BE TOTALLY CLEAR HBOT HAS BEEN PROVEN TO BE THE SAFEST MEDICAL TREATMENT YOU COULD HAVE.  SAFETY IS NOT AN ISSUE.  HBOT HAS NO SERIOUS SIDE EFFECTS WHEN USED PROPERLY.  CAN THE FDA MAKE THAT CLAIM FOR ANY OF THE PHARMACEUTICALS THAT IT HAS APPROVED??  PEOPLE IN THE HBOT INDUSTRY DO NOT CLAIM TO THROW AWAY ALL OTHER TREAATMENTS BUT TO USE HBOT IN CONJUNCTION WITH OTHER THERAPIES.

Patients may be unaware that the safety and effectiveness of HBOT has not been established for these diseases and conditions, including:

  • AIDS/HIV
  • Alzheimer’s Disease
  • Asthma
  • Bell’s Palsy
  • Brain Injury
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Depression
  • Heart Disease
  • Hepatitis
  • Migraine
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Sport’s Injury
  • Stroke

THERE IS STRONG EVIDENCE THAT HBOT DOES WORK FOR THESE CONDITIONS.  I HAVE PERSONALLY HEARD FROM M.S. CLIENTS AND PARENTS OF AUTISTIC CHILDREN THAT HBOT  “IS THE MOST EFFECTIVE OF THE MANY TREATMENTS THEY HAVE TRIED” INCLUDING ONES APPROVED BY THE FDA.  AGAIN SAFETY IS NOT A FACTOR AND WHY DOES THE FDA NOT PUBLISH ALL OF THE ACCIDENTS AND MISHAPS AND SIDE EFFECTS THAT HAVE ACTUALLY HARMED PEOPLE.   I KNOW OF ONE CASE IN THE USA WHERE A PT DIED AND THE CAUSE WAS IMPROPER OPERATION.  THIS IS ONE IN MILLIONS AND WAS CLEARLY AVOIDABLE.  AGAIN MANY PEOPLE HAVE DIED FROM MANY MEDICATIONS APPROVED BY THE FDA!!!

Patel says that FDA has received 27 complaints from consumers and health care professionals over the past three years about treatment centers promoting the hyperbaric chamber for uses not cleared by the agency.

PLEASE LIST AND TELL US WHO THESE PEOPLE DOING THE COMPLINING ARE.  DO THEY HAVE A VESTED INTEREST IN SEEING HBOT FAIL??  WHEN I SEE THAT A NUMBER ARE HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONALS IT MAKES ME WONDER WHY? WHAT IS THER MOTIVATION?  WHAT BECAME OF THE COMPLAINTS?  WAS PUNISHMENT HANDED OUT? JUST BECAUSE SOMEONE COMPLAINS DOES NOT MEAN IT HAS ANY VALIDITY.  HOW MANY COMPLAINTS DOES AN FDA APPROVED FACILITY OR PRODUCT GET IN THREE YEARS?

 

How HBOT Works

HBOT involves breathing oxygen in a pressurized chamber in which the atmospheric pressure is raised up to three times higher than normal. Under these conditions, your lungs can gather up to three times more oxygen than would be possible breathing oxygen at normal air pressure.

THIS STATEMENT SHOWS THE IGNORANCE BECAUSE THE OXYGEN DELIVERY TO YOUR TISSUES IS MUCH MORE THAN THREE TIMES NORMAL.

Patel explains that your body’s tissues need an adequate supply of oxygen to function. When tissue is injured, it may require more oxygen to heal. “Hyperbaric oxygen therapy increases the amount of oxygen dissolved in your blood,” says Patel. An increase in blood oxygen may improve oxygen delivery for vital tissue function to help fight infection or minimize injury.

AGAIN THE STAEMENT HE JUST MADE CONFIRMS HBOT WORKS.  TO HELP FIGHT INFECTION OR MINIMIZE INFURY ARE  CONDITIONS NOT APPROVED BY THE FDA FOR HBOT USE!!!  THIS IS EXACTLY HOW HBOT WOKRS TO HELP HEAL STROKES, TBI, ETC!!!!

Hyperbaric chambers are medical devices that require FDA clearance. FDA clearance of a device for a specific use means FDA has reviewed valid scientific evidence supporting that use and determined that the device is at least as safe and effective as another legally U.S.-marketed device.

MAKING A HUGE ASSUMPTION THAT THE FDA IS UN-BIASED!!!

Thirteen uses of a hyperbaric chamber for HBOT have been cleared by FDA. They include treatment of air or gas embolism (dangerous “bubbles” in the bloodstream that obstruct circulation), carbon monoxide poisoning, decompression sickness (often known by divers as “the bends”), and thermal burns (caused by heat or fire).

 

What are the Risks?

Patients receiving HBOT are at risk of suffering an injury that can be mild (such as sinus pain, ear pressure, painful joints) or serious (such as paralysis, air embolism). Since hyperbaric chambers are oxygen rich environments, there is also a risk of fire.

I AM NOT AWARE OF ANYONE EVER BEING PARALYZED BY HBOT, OR AN AIR EMBOLIS.  FIRES HAVE OCCURED BUT ALL HAVE BEEN BECAUSE OF ERRORS BY OPERATORS.  EVEN SO STATISTICALLY HBOT IS STILL THE SAFEST MEDIACL PROCEDURE THERE IS!!!

“If you’re considering using HBOT, it’s essential that you first discuss all possible options with your health care professional,” Patel says. “Whatever treatment you’re getting, you need to understand its benefits and risks. Your health care professional can help you determine which treatment is your best option.”

OF COURSE!!!  AND APPLIES TO ALL MEDICAL TREAMENTS NOT JUST HBOT.  IF PEOPLE RELAIZED THE SIDE EFFECTS OF MANY OF THE EXISTING THERAPIES THEY MIGHT COOSE OTHER OPTIONS.  SHOULD NOTE THAT THE HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONAL SHOULD BE UN-BIASED.  GOOD LUCK FINDING THAT PERSON!!

In addition, any problems experienced with these devices can be reported to MedWatch, the FDA safety information and adverse events reporting program5.

This article appears on FDA’s Consumer Updates page6, which features the latest on all FDA-regulated products.

August 22, 2013

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July 4, 2014 at 12:54 pm Leave a comment

#HBOT used in treatment of #Fibromyalgia o2xy-wellness.com

fibromyalgia

 

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy has Therapeutic Value in the Treatment of Fibromyalgia Syndrome

Source:

J Int Med Res. 2004 May-Jun;32(3):263-7. PMID: 15174219

Authors:

S Yildiz, M Z Kiralp, A Akin, I Keskin, H Ay, H Dursun, M Cimsit

Article Affiliation:

GATA Haydarpaşa Military Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey

Abstract:

Fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS) is characterized by longstanding multifocal pain with generalized allodynia/hyperalgesia. There are several treatment methods but none has been specifically approved for this application.

We conducted a randomized controlled study to evaluate the effect of hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) in FMS (HBOT group: n = 26; control group: n = 24).

Tender points and pain threshold were assessed before, and after the first and fifteenth sessions of therapy. Pain was also scored on a visual analogue scale (VAS). There was a significant reduction in tender points and VAS scores and a significant increase in pain threshold of the HBOT group after the first and fifteenth therapy sessions. There was also a significant difference between the HBOT and control groups for all parameters except the VAS scores after the first session. We conclude that Hyperbaric Oxygen therapy has an important role in managing FMS.

Article Published Date : May 01, 2004

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June 26, 2014 at 10:28 am Leave a comment

HBOT Really Does Work !!! o2xy-wellness.com

Doc I want My Brain Back Book

Doc I Want My Brain Back

Greathouse Books–This autobiographical account by Dan L. Greathouse chronicles his successful treatment twenty-two years ago and the medical case that launched one of the greatest advances in modern medicine. Unlike other brain rehabilitation accounts, Doc, I Want My Brain Back (Greathouse Books, $7.99 paperback and $3.99 e-book) tells the story of how hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) has the power to repair the injured brain. HBOT is able to restore a life from seemingly hopeless circumstances, and this story provides qualitative proof of the scientific concept of improving the condition of the individual who suffers from brain injury by actually repairing the brain.

Following a scuba diving accident at Lake Powell, Arizona, Dan suffered from brain decompression sickness. Well over thirty medical professionals misdiagnosed him, yet his brain injury caused significant balance problems, slurred speech, and inability to play musical instruments. Memory problems and confusing, oftentimes contradictory, medical explanations from expert medical professionals resulted in the lack of effective medical interventions. Dan spiraled into a severe state of clinical depression and checked himself into a mental hospital, where the mental health professionals eventually had him hauled away in handcuffs to the local jail. He waited there prior to commitment to the state mental hospital as a patient who was suffering from a severe mental disorder making him dangerous to self and others. His parents intervened by having him transferred to another mental hospital, where he was unfortunately further misdiagnosed and inappropriately and ineffectively drugged with psychotropic medications. Meanwhile, Dan’s father, Jack Greathouse, researched delayed treatments for decompression illness. He found supporting evidence for a therapy, HBOT, that Dr. Harch had successfully applied to another diver. The day that Betty Greathouse, Dan’s mother, checked him out of the New Mexico mental hospital, he was plotting his suicide; however, Jack and Betty had already arranged for Dr. Harch to treat Dan. The treatments were quite successful, and some of the quantitative data, including Dan’s SPECT brain images, are included in The Oxygen Revolution by Dr. Paul G. Harch and Virginia McCullough.

Twenty-two years later, Dan lives a wonderful life, free from suicidal ideation, and free from psychotropic medications. He returned to teaching, and then he completed a master’s degree in educational diagnosis, as well as a certificate from The George Washington University in the study of acquired brain injury. He has successfully retired from his first career with the public schools in New Mexico and currently works in Texas as an educational diagnostician. He continues to write and perform music. He has presented at numerous educational conferences in both the United States and Europe. He has co-authored numerous educational research articles with Dr. Michael Shaughnessy of Eastern New Mexico University.

With Dan’s case, Dr. Paul G. Harch discovered the tip of the iceberg for neurorehabilitation and success with brain injury repair, and HBOT took its place in the history of medicine. Dan is so grateful for having his life completely restored through the medical genius of Dr. Harch’s discovery that he wishes to donate 22% of all his book and e-book proceeds to the Greater New Orleans Foundation. He is specifically designating the funds to the Harch Hyperbaric Research Fund in order to provide the life-changing HBOT for so many of our brave service personnel and veterans who suffer from traumatic brain injury and post-traumatic stress disorder. In fact, twenty-two veterans are committing suicide each day, and Dan would like to do something to help stop these tragic deaths. Rusty Ouart, a Purple Heart veteran, also successfully treated by Dr. Harch, has written an endorsement for Dan’s book. HBOT has the power to repair the injured brain and completely restore a life from seemingly hopeless circumstances. Every purchase of this book or e-book will contribute to saving lives.

 

Please read this article and support Dr. Harch and Dan.  They are wonderful people!!!

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June 25, 2014 at 12:28 pm Leave a comment

#Lyme Disease treatable with #HBOT o2xy-wellness.com

Lyme Disease, discovered in 1975, is an infectious disease transmitted by spirochetes (ticks) which are invasive bacteria. In the past decade Lyme disease has spread across North America and has increased in incidence some tenfold. Early signs of Lyme disease include flu-like symptoms and, frequently, a Lyme rash. Once established The spirochetes may cause muscle and joint pain, fatigue, swollen glands, fever, immune system dysfunction, nervous system abnormalities, cardiac problems, forgetfulness, sleep disorders, depression, and sensitivity to light and sound, to name a few. If aggressive antibiotic therapy is started early , successful treatment may be achieved. Unfortunately this rarely happens and people become incapacitated by the illness. When Lyme disease goes undetected, undiagnosed and untreated for months or years following infection, the bacteria can spread to the nervous system, the heart and other organs, tendons, and joints. This late stage infection can result in a wide variety of physical, emotional, and mental or cognitive symptoms. This list is long and includes, arthritis, heart abnormalities, Bell’s Palsy, memory loss confusion, and, psychiatric problems. Lyme Disease is very difficult to diagnose as the symptoms closely mimic many other conditions and people are misdiagnosed with, chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia, multiple sclerosis, depression, Alzheimer’s disease, and ALS. Many patients never get a definitive diagnosis of any kind.

HBOT TO THE RESCUE

Dr. William FIFE, PH.D. a Hyperbaric Oxygen Specialist at Texas A&M University, has published extensive research demonstrating profound improvements in Chronic Lyme Disease Patients treated with Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT). Improvements include pain reduction, return of mental clarity, reduction of depression, and frequently the ability to discontinue antibiotics. Improvement (defined as a decrease, or elimination of symptoms) was shown in 85% of the 66 patients treated. It should be noted that all of the 66 participants had used long term antibiotic therapy. These were adults and children who had tried and failed antibiotic therapy, including intravenous therapy. It appears the study had chosen the most difficult patients to treat, most with severe chronic symptoms. The fact that 85% showed improvement is remarkable. It is now proven that the spirochete bacteria is debilitated in high oxygen environments. Two HBOT treatments a day 5 days / week is his recommendation with a total of 30 to 60 treatments in the first phase. This is optimal therapy, but doing 40 treatments daily has shown to be effective as well. A second phase is often recommended to kill off any bacteria not destroyed during the first phase.

Lyme disease testing has a ‘gold standard’ in Canada.

The Truth

There is no universally accepted test for Lyme disease. Every lab test has its advantages and disadvantages, but overall Lyme tests in Canada are largely flawed. Other labs recommended are all certified and accredited, run by PH.D’s who simply refuse to follow flawed testing protocol. Canada has no mechanism for better testing due to bureaucratic controls that are influenced by for-profit players, and not victims and their experts.

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February 6, 2014 at 1:37 pm Leave a comment

Merry Christmas from o2xy-wellness

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