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Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

HBOT and Brain Injury

By August 28, 2017No Comments

Eden Carlson and her family attended this years meeting to share their story of how hyperbaric medicine impacted their lives. Eden was 2 years old when she drowned in their swimming pool and sustained a serious brain injury. After two hours of CPR the long-term outlook for Eden was very poor and her parents were told to expect her to remain in a vegetative state. After being sent home Eden was treated with hyperbaric oxygen therapy and the results were incredible. Watch the video to see how hyperbaric oxygen therapy helped this young girl to heal.

Hyperbaric medicine helps to treat mild to severe traumatic brain injury by addressing the underlying pathologies. Hyperbaric oxygen has the following effects on traumatic brain injury:

  • Increasing blood flow
  • Increasing brain oxygen levels
  • Decreasing edema
  • Decreasing lactate levels
  • Decreasing apoptosis
  • Decreasing inflammation
  • Decreasing secondary cell death

Rockswold (1992) treated 168 acute moderate-severe TBI patients with hyperbaric oxygen therapy at 1.5 ATA 2 times per day for 2 weeks. In patients treated with HBOT the mortality rate decrease to 17% from 32% in controls.

Dr. Meghan Haggarty and Dr. Jennifer Nardella, Naturopaths have successfully treated traumatic brain injuries ranging from mild concussions to severe traumatic brain injury. Contact the clinic to schedule a hyperbaric consultation with one of our naturopathic doctors to learn more.

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