Due to the increase in sports related injuries, it is important to find ways to help reduce the healing time and get athletes back into season.
HBO is remarkably free of untoward side effects. Complications such as oxygen toxicity, middle ear barotrauma and confinement anxiety are well controlled with appropriate pre-exposure orientations.
HBO has the effect of diminishing tissue damage, which improves microcirculation.
The healing of a sports injury has its natural recovery and follows a fairly constant pattern irrespective of the underlying cause. The three phases are: the inflammatory phase, the proliferative phase and the remodeling phase. Oxygen has an important role in each of these phases.
Olympic athletes used HBOT and benefitted from faster healing time.
HBOT can help increase reasoning, memory, cognitive function, and information processing.
It can help healing in TBI and CTE cases.
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) has become increasingly popular among elite athletes and most recently among the general public as a modality to improve fatigue, enhance overall health and well-being, heal sports-related injuries, and promote anti-aging.
This study tested 15 young healthy volunteers to see their improvement with the use of hyperbaric oxygen therapy.
The testing found that mild-pressure hyperbaric therapy reduces oxidative stress as indicated by a significant decrease in serum ROM, and also helps improve fatigue as seen by a significant decrease in VAS fatigue scores.
This article focuses on a doctor whose chose to put his son with Autism into a retrospective HBOT study.
The doctor found improvement in language, sociability, GI function, and cognition.
This improvement is due to an increase in blood flow in the brain and reduces inflammation.
This article looks are a variety of symptoms associated with autism, and how HBOT assisted in the treatment of these symptoms.
The study looked at cerebral hypoperfusion, neuroinflammation, gastrointestinal inflammation, immune function, oxidative stress, mitochondrial dysfunction, neurotransmitter abnormalities, toxin exposure, dysbiosis, porphyrin production, and stem cells.
This article discusses a scientific study involving 7 Thai children with autism who received hyperbaric oxygen therapy.
75% of the children had improvements in social development, fine motor and eye-hand coordination, language development, gross motor development, and self-help skills.
This short article focuses on how HBOT therapy helped Ian, a child with autism, gain more control of his body and life.
In this article, doctors treated nine adults with toxic encephalopathy, and two children, one with toxic encephalopathy and the other with autism.
Patients underwent HBOT for 10 day, for one hour each time.
HBOT lead to significant improvements in the patients, without side effects.
Additionally, the article shows brain scans of the progress HBOT made.
This longer article focus on how oxygenating the brain through HBOT allows children with autism to have improved function.
The improved function is achieved through reducing neuroinflammation, oxidative stress, and stem cell mobilization.
To test improvement levels, researchers used the Autism Treatment Evaluation Checklist (ATEC), Childhood Autism Rating Scale (CARS), and Social Responsiveness Scale (SRS).
The results found that HBOT was well tolerated by all 6 children with no side effects. More dramatic improvements were found in children age 4 and under when compared to those in the older group.