When husbands, dads, brothers, and sons go off to war it's unfortunately all too common they return home with an invisible wound of the battlefield - PTSD. This is exactly what happened to Manny. When his unit suddenly found themselves surrounded and cut off from...
Veterans are seeing extremely positive results to treat PTSD with hyperbaric oxygen therapy. Andy's PTSD therapy included hyperbaric oxygen therapy, a cognitive training and a physical and dietary plan. Additionally, during his HBOT "dives", Andy would play games on a...
People who suffer from depression, PTSD and any traumatic brain injury (TBI or mTBI) should consider using HBOT (hyperbaric oxygen therapy) for relief and healing. A recent study showed that HBOT can increase blood flow to the damaged areas of the brain, resulting in...
Extivita RTP is finding success using hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) to treat veterans who suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and traumatic brain injury (TBI). Under Senate Bill 422, and in collaboration with The Community Foundation of NC East,...
A Tel Aviv University-led research study reportedly found that oxygen therapy can dramatically reduce the symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and was so successful that half of those who underwent the therapy were no longer deemed to have PTSD at the...
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy improves symptoms, brain’s microstructure and functionality in veterans with treatment resistant post-traumatic stress disorder: A prospective, randomized, controlled trial
Abstract Introduction Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is characterized by changes in both brain activity and microstructural integrity. Cumulative evidence demonstrates that hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) induces neuroplasticity and case-series studies...
Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is the long term effect of severely distressing
traumatic event characterized by intrusive thoughts, nightmares, and avoidance. Brain imaging
of PTSD patients demonstrate alterations in regional brain perfusion, with stunned,
hypoperfused regions. Those brain-biological pathologies may be responsible for the limited
success rate of currently available interventions.
During the last years data regarding Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) induced neuroplasticity
accumulated. A number of studies in traumatic brain injury, cerebrovascular attacks, and
fibromyalgia have presented evidence of improved perfusion and recovery of metabolic brain
tissues, accompanied by clinical improvement under HBOT even years after the acute insults.
Considerable evidence supports potential benefit of HBOT on PTSD, however, no clinical trial
was done on this pure PTSD population. The aim of the proposed study is to examine hyperbaric
oxygen therapy as a treatment for PTSD. Advanced brain imaging and functional analysis tools
will be used to evaluate treatment’s effect.