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Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy for Brain Health 

Safe, natural, and effective treatment for concussions and other various traumatic brain injuries.

Healing From Within

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) addresses healing at a deep, cellular level, and can be used to treat a wide range of brain injuries

Effects of HBOT on the Brain

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) addresses healing at a deep, cellular level, and can be used to treat a wide range of brain injuries

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Modulates Neuroinflammation

Neuroinflammation is the brain's immune response to injury or disease. By reducing inflammation, HBOT may help in mitigating the damage caused by conditions such as stroke, Concussion/TBI, or neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer's and Parkinson's.

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Promotes Neuroplasticity 

Neuroplasticity is the brain's ability to reorganize and form new neural connections, in response to learning, experience, or injury. HBOT has been suggested to promote neuroplasticity, thus aiding in recovery from brain injuries and  improving cognitive function.

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Hyperoxygenates Tissue 

HBOT boosts oxygen levels in the bloodstream and brain tissues, enhancing cellular metabolism, energy production, and brain repair. It can also help in areas with compromised blood flow, such as regions affected by stroke or TBI.


Traumatic Brain Injury

Traumatic Brain Injury , or TBI, encompasses a broad range of brain injuries that result from a forceful blow, bump or jolt to the head, causing disruption in brain function that can be severe or mild, temporary or permanent. Potential benefits of HBOT for  those suffering from  a TBI:

  • Accelerates recovery & healing
  • Regenerates neurologic tissue
  • Reduces pain
  • Creates new blood vessels
  • Stimulates stem cell mobilization
  • Reduces cognitive impairment


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Concussions are a type of traumatic brain injury (TBI). They are often caused by some type of external force, including those that penetrate the skull and closed-head injuries. Professional and adolescent athletes, particularly those involved in contact sports, are at an increased risk.

Even a mild concussion can lead to significant health challenges, and symptoms can last for months, or even years without resolution. These often include:

  • Headache
  • Dizziness or Light headedness
  • Sleep disturbances
  • Memory loss
  • Personality changes

The use of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) to care for concussions aims to relieve symptoms and accelerate recovery by promoting repair of damaged tissue, increased oxygenation of tissue and angiogenesis, or blood vessel growth.



Post-concussion syndrome (PCS)

When symptoms resulting from a concussion last more than three months, this is defined as post-concussion syndrome (PCS). Symptoms often include:

  • Headaches or migraines
  • Personality changes
  • Depression
  • Sleep disturbances
  • Memory issues
  • Sensitivity to light and/or sound
  • Difficulties focusing
  • Light-headed or dizziness

The use of HBOT to help treat PCS aims to relieve symptoms and accelerate recovery by promoting oxygenation, repair of damaged tissue and growth of new blood vessels (angiogenesis).

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Stroke Recovery

A stroke is also known as a brain attack and occurs when the blood flow to an area of the brain is impaired. Brain cells and tissue deprived of oxygen and nutrients will begin to die within minutes. Depending on the location and size of oxygen deprivation in the brain, a stroke can lead to small or very large motor, cognitive, and/or sensory deficits.

The use of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) can:

  • Reverse tissue oxygen deprivation in the acute setting and after the damage has occurred
  • Help grow new blood vessels and regenerative nerve cells 
  • Induce neuroplasticity 
  • Reduce inflammation

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Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a debilitating psychiatric condition that can develop following exposure to traumatic events, such as combat related blasts. As such, PTSD is very prevalent among veterans. Standard treatment options for PTSD include psychotherapy, medication, and cognitive-behavioral interventions.

However, if there is an underlying brain injury, which may not have been specifically diagnosed, individuals may not respond sufficiently to these approaches alone. In such cases, Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) can be used to repair damage to the brain. HBOT’s mechanisms of action include:

  • Increased tissue oxygenation 
  • Modulation of neuroinflammation
  • Promotion of neuroplasticity, which contribute to its therapeutic effects on PTSD.

The use of HBOT to help treat PCS aims to relieve symptoms and accelerate recovery by promoting oxygenation, repair of damaged tissue and growth of new blood vessels (angiogenesis).

Read a HBOT Case Study on PTSD

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New research treating brain injuries, regardless of their cause. It not only addresses traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) and concussions but also shows promising evidence in the treatment of brain injuries caused by inflammation such as after COVID-19 infection.

Learn more about HBOT for Long COVID

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Dementia & Cognitive Impairment

Alzheimer’s and other forms of age related dementia are progressive neurodegenerative disorders leading to memory loss, cognitive decline, and behavioral changes.  HBOT's potential benefits for dementia include:

  • Reducing hypoxia (low oxygen)
  • Reducing neuroinflammation
  • Promoting neuroplasticity
  • Enhancing cognitive function
  • Slowing disease progression
  • Improving quality of life for patients and caregivers

The use of HBOT to help treat PCS aims to relieve symptoms and accelerate recovery by promoting oxygenation, repair of damaged tissue and growth of new blood vessels (angiogenesis).

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Case Study: HBOT Helps a Vietnam Veteran with PTSD

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy helps a Vietnam war veteran with post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) reduce symptom severity and improve quality of life.

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Athlete Overcomes Traumatic Brain Injuries with Help from Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy helped a young athlete with post-concussion syndrome heal and recover from the symptoms of TBI and concussions.

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Case Study: College Athlete Recovers from Post-Concussion Symptoms

In this case, Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy helped a patient with post-concussion syndrome heal and recover from all symptoms of brain injury.

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Pediatric Concussions: How To Treat Them and is There a Role for Hyperbaric Oxygen?

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy is one of the most effective treatments for pediatric concussions.

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What is an Anoxic Brain Injury and How Do You Treat It?

Anoxic brain injury can occur when oxygen is unable to reach the brain, a condition which hyperbaric oxygen therapy may help treat.

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HMS Team Member Randy Parr Recognized for Work With Veterans

HMS physician assistant Randy Parr was recently honored for her work with veterans suffering post-traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injuries.

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4 Types of Brain Injuries

There are many different types of brain injuries, including anoxic injuries, contusions, concussions, and infections.

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7 Causes of Anoxic Brain Injury

Some anoxic brain injury causes include stroke, cardiac arrest, low blood pressure, carbon monoxide poisoning, and choking.

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Are Concussions in Children on the Rise?

Recent statistics indicate concussions in children in the United States are increasing, particularly among adolescent athletes.

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What to Do After a Concussion: 5 Tips

After a concussion, a patient should seek medical care right away, follow a customized recovery plan, receive hyperbaric oxygen therapy, adjust food choices, and refrain from drinking alcohol.

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