Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy November 12, 2006 12:56 PM
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy has proven itself to be a very viable option to treat this disorder. Numerous articles in the medical literature have shown the reduction in pain and swelling with return of function using hyperbaric oxygen. Best of all, this is accomplished without the need for painful injections, narcotics, or surgical implants for pain management. Most people find that following the first few treatments they are able to achieve a full nights sleep for the first time in years. They then notice the decreased need for narcotics, improved thinking, with a diminished depression.The swelling of the effected arm or leg diminishes and they are able to start physical therapy with marked improvement in muscle strength. Many people have then been able to return to a happier and more productive life, frequently returning to their prior occupation.
If you missed Discovery Health's Medical Incredible airing on April 16, 2006 about a young girl with RSD that was treated with Hyperbaric Oxygen click to download.
Great story, I would love to try it myself. I've heard how rejuvinated you feel and helps a number of ailments. Thanks for the reminder!
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HOT April 18, 2007 8:50 AM
Yes, I saw the story on discovery, it is amazing how it transformed her. She had her own chamber too. I can not imagine the cost of that. I have heard you can go to your local Universities and use theres, I do not know how true it is. I have heard it runs about $200 do you have any idea if that is the case?
I am a RN and the hospital that I work at has a Hyperbaric chamber. We use it mostly for non-healing wounds in our Wound Care Center. It has had amazing results for those patients.
I also found a website that has good information about the treatments. It talks about the FDA-approved treatments and some of the unconventional (I think they call it off-label) treatments. Make sure you look at the other treatments. They have a list which includes some of the conditions I have heard people say they suffer from. It is HBO Treatment @ www.HBOtreatment.com
If anyone lives in PA, there is a Doctor's office called the Woodlands Healing Research Center - www.woodmed.com. They have a Hyperbaric chamber. It is different than the one we use in the hospital, but they treat patients who would be using it for the more unconventional treatments.
I have some experience about
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy, it may give some idea how it effects your
physiology. We are all at 1 atmospheric pressure and as everybody
knows our atmosphere is saturated with oxygen and nitrogen. In HBOT
we breath 100% oxygen at 1.5 atmospheric pressure so more oxygen
carried in the plasma and blood soaks up more oxygen. As you are
breathing more oxygen and no nitrogen, it reduces stress on the
body's system. It will give you a huge uplifting effect.