HBOT for Neurological Conditions
The brain is the most important muscle in the body, controlling memory, personality and motor functions. Injuries to the brain are often complex and traumatic, happening suddenly.
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a major public health issue. Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy provides the brain (and body) with a host of benefits to help in the management of many symptoms/conditions related to brain function.
Emerging evidence has shown the neuroprotective effects of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT). Because of the infiltration of increased pressurized oxygen, HBOT provides your body with greater oxygen levels disseminating throughout the tissues and blood in your body. HBOT can also act as a neuroprotective mechanism with either early or delayed multiple sessions of low atmospheric pressure, which reduces intracranial pressure, improves mortality and promotes neurobehavioral recovery.
HBOT effects also have a complementary, synergistic action which improves tissue oxygenation, cellular metabolism and anti-inflammatory mechanisms.
Types of Brain Conditions HBOT Manages
There are numerous uses of HBOT that focus on more complex neurological disorders including:
- Multiple sclerosis
- Lyme disease
Neurological cells play an important role in the above conditions. Brain injuries where the body needs help with neurological function, such as repeated concussions, or where cells need to reactivate after they’ve been incapacitated from a temporary lack of blood flow, as in the case of stroke, can be aided through HBOT.
This reactivation process is known as mitochondrial respiration (energy production) and it enables cells to improve and make enzymes throughout the body in order to run more efficiently in their most basic functions.
How Houston Wellness Clinic Can Help
At Houston Wellness Clinic, we have designed protocols that aid in nerve regeneration for brain injuries. We recommend 20 to 30 one-hour sessions for noticeable recovery. The result is improved tissue oxygenation and cellular metabolism, as well as anti-inflammatory effects. Schedule an appointment today and learn more about the promising effects of HBOT.
- George Allibone M.D.