THE BRAIN

HBOT has successfully been used to treat neurodegenerative disorders such as HD, Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinsons and Alzheimers disease. HBOT does not cure these diseases but rather serves to slow the progression and minimize symptoms and maintain the body and brain at a functional level. The earlier treatment is initiated in relationship to the early diagnosis, the greater the benefits will be.

Due to the increased number of patients with autism, families are searching for alternative treatments.  Traditional medicines often fail at producing desired results.

Preliminary studies demonstrate HBOT as a beneficial therapy to help ameliorate the effects of ASD.  HBOT has shown to decrease inflammation and improved overall cognitive functions.  Brain scans show increased perfusion in the brain, particularly the frontal lobe, post a series of HBO treatments.

Under Pressure Hyperbarics is working with  patients and their neurologists to ensure optimal benefits are achieved and therapy is stopped when patient plateaus.

Advance mental function:

  • Temporal lobe activation
  • Improves sensory/cognitive awareness
  • Increases attention span & alertness

Enhance brain healing & repair:

  • Moderates mitochondria dysfunction
  • Promotes neurogenises
  • Stimulates stem cell proliferation & mobilization
  • Actuates neuroplasticity
  • Increases oxygen delivery to hypoxic tissue
  • Reduces neuroinflammation

Improves physical function:

  • Promotes receptive/expressive language
  • Improves mobility
  • Stimulates better eye contact
  • Improves fine motor skills

Improve behavioral function:

  • Improves sleep patterns
  • Advances social skills & interaction
  • Reduces aggression

Cerebral Palsy (CP) affects 1 in 303 children in the US making it the most devastating motor disability in childhood.  CP affects movement, posture and motor skills that often results in the need for life-long care.

Many forms of CP result from a lack of oxygen to the brain at birth.  The affected brain tissue can be recovered or improved by increasing the levels of oxygen in the brain.  HBOT has shown to be a promising treatment to ameliorate the effects of CP.

Enhance neurological repair & regeneration:

  • Promotes neurogenesis
  • Moderates mitchondrial disorders
  • Enhances stem cell mobilization and proliferation
  • Increases penumbra tissue recovery
  • Escalates neuroplasticity
  • Attenuates the effects of hypoxia on the neonatal brain

Improve overall function:

  • Advances cognitive function
  • Improves gross/fine motor skills
  • Enhances speech & language
  • Alleviates spasticity
  • Lessens frequency of seizures
  • Stimulates better eye contact
  • Improves balance & walking

Approximately 1 billion people, of all ages, are currently affected by neurological disorders, with an estimated 6.8 million related deaths that occur every single year worldwide.

For neuro-developmental and neuro-degenerative disorders, in addition to neurological injuries, HBOT provides the brain with increased levels of oxygen to help recover/repair brain tissue, increase neuronal stem cell growth and improve cognitive functioning. Many clinical studies have demonstrated the benefits of HBOT for neurological conditions.

Improve brain functioning & performance:

  • Stimulates angiogenesis
  • Improves cerebral oxygenation
  • Enhances memory and mental performance

Attenuate neuroinflammation:

  • Reduces cerebral edema
  • Decreases intracranial pressure
  • Reduces cerebral infarction
  • Reduces blood-brain barrier breakdown
  • Minimizes oxidative stress

Increase regeneration of the nervous system:

  • Stimulates neurogenesis
  • Promotes proliferation and mobilization of neural stem cells
  • Facilitates neuroplasticity

Improve brain repair & recovery:

  • Recovers & repairs damaged brain tissue
  • Develops & regains cognitive/motor functions

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy has been shown to help prevent and treat stroke through a number of different mechanisms. HBOT can be used to precondition the brain by stimulating angiogenesis, thus producing more circulatory pathways throughout the brain and potentially decreasing the chance of stroke.

Furthermore, HBOT has been shown to benefit post-stroke patients, as compromised blood flow to the affected brain tissue (penumbra) and its functionality are recoverable by introducing increased levels of oxygen.

Stroke prevention:

  • Stimulates angiogenesis
  • Ameliorates atherosclerosis
  • Decreases oxidative stress in the brain
  • Preconditions the brain to enable neuroprotective properties

Stroke recovery:

  • Faster overall recovery
  • Improves vision and speech
  • Reduces paralysis
  • Accelerates gross/fine motor skills
  • Increases penumbra tissue recovery
  • Stimulates angiogenesis for faster reclamation
  • Promotes neurogenesis
  • Enhances stem cell proliferation & mobilization
  • Escalates neuroplasticity
  • Alleviates spasticity

Stroke is the fourth leading cause of death in the U.S. and has been remained a leading cause of adult disability with 800,000 cases reported every single year.

Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) is a major cause of disability and death worldwide.

According to the CDC, 138 people are affected by TBI every day and these injuries contribute to approximately 30% of all injury deaths in the U.S.

In 2010, about 2.5 million TBI related hospitalizations were recorded in the U.S. alone. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy has been demonstrated to enhance the recovery from TBI and augment brain activity by reducing hypoxia and neuroinflammation, while increasing circulation in the brain.

Furthermore, HBOT has been reported to synergistically enhance the effects of other therapies, including standard intensive rehabilitation, for TBI patients to help accelerate recovery.

Enhance neurological repair & Regeneration:

  • Attenuates the effects of hypoxia and inflammation in the brain
  • Promotes neurogenesis
  • Moderates mitochondrial disorders
  • Enhances stem cell mobilization and proliferation
  • Increases penumbra tissue recovery
  • Stimulates neuroplasticity
  • Induces remyelination
  • Augments concussion recovery

Improve overall function:

  • Advances cognitive function
  • Improves gross/fine motor skills
  • Enhances speech & language
  • Alleviates spasticity
  • Lessens frequency of seizures
  • Stimulates better eye contact
  • Improves balance & walking