By definition, Hyperbaric means: more (hyper), pressure (baric). Therefore HBOT is a therapy that utilizes oxygen under pressure. This is accomplished by placing the patient in a hyperbaric oxygen chamber, such as the one from our clinic pictured above.
“I have personally witnessed startling, unexpected recoveries. Florence, an eighty-year-old woman, was brought to our center by her son after suffering a traumatic brain injury. She was in a semi-vegetative state and on a feeding tube. Her neurologists said her condition was irreversible. After only 15 treatments, her mental capacity began to return and her feeding tube was removed. Despite this achievement, her doctors then proclaimed that she would never walk again. Once again, their prognosis proved wrong; after thirty HBOT sessions Florence began to walk with the aid of a cane.”
Dr. Adam Breiner
Director, Whole-Body Medicine
It was once thought that when a low oxygen state (ischemia) occurred to the brain, such as in a stroke, for any more than a few minutes, the brain cells die, leaving irreversible damage and possibly even brain death. However, recent evidence has proved that not all the cells die, but some live on in a state of low activity, just idling. These idling neurons are what makeup what is called the ‘recoverable brain.’ Using a sophisticated brain imaging technique called a SPECT Scan, doctors have been able to show that after hyperbaric oxygen therapy these areas of recoverable brain wake up and start functioning again. This therapy has been a miracle for many patients and loved ones afflicted with a host of neurological conditions ranging from Stroke, Multiple Sclerosis, Cerebral Palsy, Autism, Traumatic Brain Injury, and even Lyme Disease.