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Benefits of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy :

- Improves circulation
- Increases metabolism
- Supports toxin elimination
- Help to recover faster after an intense exercise
- Improves wound regeneration
- Increases energy
- Increases endurance
- Reduces lactic acid
- Reduces pain and inflammation
- Reduces anxiety and stress
- Promotes deep sleep
- Improves skin tone
- Supports weight loss
- Improves memory
- Improves mental acuity and concentration
- Alleviates headaches and migraines
- Reduces muscular stiffness

Here is the list of conditions currently accepted by the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society (UHMS) and applied in a few hospitals:

  • Embolisms (air or gas bubbles in the bloodstream);
  • Carbon monoxide poisoning (from inhaling smoke or car exhaust);
  • Gas gangrene;
  • Crush injury, Compartment Syndrome and other acute traumatic problems where blood flow is reduced or cut off (e.g., frostbite);
  • Decompression sickness (the bends);
  • Enhancement of healing for wounds such as diabetic foot ulcers;
  • Exceptional blood loss (anemia);
  • Intracranial abscess (an accumulation of pus in the brain);
  • Necrotizing soft tissue infections (flesh-eating disease);
  • Osteomyelitis (bone infection);
  • Delayed radiation injury (e.g., radiation burns that develop after cancer therapy);
  • Skin grafts and flaps that are not healing well;
  • Thermal burns (e.g., from fire or electrical sources).

However, the UHMS and Health Canada are under a thunderstorm of criticism as they have not updated this list in the last 40+ years despite undeniable scientific AND clinical evidences which confirms HBOT's efficacy for numerous alternative indications such as:

''...no further studies need be done on HBOT in CP. When the rules used to compose the Accepted Indications List are applied to CP the evidence is found to exceed that of the majority of diagnoses on the list. It is time for responsible physicians to acknowledge this and add CP to the list..''

Dr. Paul Harch in:

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy in Cerebral Palsy and pediatric neurology - A scientific perspective - June 2004


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