Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy for Traumatic Brain Injury

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Oxygen is essential for life, but most people take it for granted that they breathe in oxygen every minute of the day. If oxygen levels drop low, then it could contribute to chronic health problems. On the other hand, elevated oxygen levels can be beneficial to boost natural repair functions in the body.

Recent information has come to light that Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) can be a helpful option for patients suffering from Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). Annually, over 2 million people in the United States are hospitalized due to TBI. Often, intensive therapy follows the hospitalization, so that the patient can recover basic functions and skills.

Oxygen Support for the Brain

Cindy Kelly, Alive and Well

There are several ways that HBOT can be beneficial for TBI patients. Keep in mind that this therapy is not a standalone treatment for the condition. Instead, it can be a supplemental solution to go with the recommendations that are offered by a brain injury specialist.

Here are some of the benefits that can be gained from using Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy to enhance TBI recovery:

  • Reduces hypoxia
  • Decreases neuroinflammation
  • Increases the circulation in the brain
  • Improves overall cognitive function
  • Enhances language and speech
  • Boosts concussion recovery
  • Stimulates neuroplasticity
  • Increases tissue recovery and regeneration
  • Reduces the severity and frequency of seizures

Several research studies have been done to look at the results of HBOT and motor function. It was found that regular HBOT sessions help to speed up the rate of recovery and boost long-term results. As with other alternative therapies, additional research is needed to determine the full effectiveness of HBOT. But, there’s no question that this treatment can be helpful for someone who is working through a traumatic brain injury.

Overall Health and Wellness

In addition to the benefits that are available for the brain, HBOT offers other advantages that have a positive impact on overall health and wellness. Boosting circulation and stimulating the healing functions in the body are some of the most effective ways to activate the natural rebuild and repair functions that fight against chronic disease.

For more information and personalized recommendations, talk to Cindy Kelly at Alive and Well. Call to schedule a consultation to learn more: (951) 501-9977