Category: Research


Joe Namath, legendary quarterback, has been treated with hyperbaric oxygen therapy for early cognitive symptoms related to past concussive episodes he experienced while playing professional football. Namath is a firm believer and supporter in the benefits of HBOT for brain injury. His support is so dedicated, Namath not only helped raise $10 million to fund […]

Scientific American online recently posted a well written article about hyperbaric oxygen therapy and its emergence in treating varied and new conditions.  Conditions, also know as “off-label” or “research conditions” were listed as having positive benefit from treatment with HBOT as a primary or adjuvant therapy.  The list included breast and prostate cancers, neurological diseases, […]

The Department of Defense is currently running multiple studies on Hbot. The U. S. Army Medical Materiel Development Activity is leading an effort to determine if hyperbaric oxygen is of benefit in the treatment of chronic symptoms of mild traumatic brain injury (TBI) or post-concussion syndrome (PCS). Results should be available this year. Read more: […]

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy has recently been shown to prevent and slow the progression of disease related to Type 1 diabetes. To read more: Oxygen Therapy Slows Type 1 Diabetes in Mice, Study Says

“This study strongly suggests that both post traumatic stress disorder and the post concussion syndrome of mild traumatic brain injury are treatable nearly three years after injury,” concludes Dr. Paul Harch, who is also Medical Director of the LSU Hyperbaric Medicine & Wound Care Department. “The magnitude of the improvements in memory, executive function, functional […]

At first I noticed the stiffness in my fingers and feet. The swelling and pain increased to include my wrists and elbows. Driving became impossible and walking was becoming increasingly more difficult.

Blood tests helped my doctor confirm that I had Rheumatoid Arthritis. I was given oral medication and told it would take 3 to 6 months for the medicine to reach its full effect. I could then expect to begin feeling relief from my symptoms.

As a respiratory therapist being familiar with Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy, my sister suggested that I try HBOT. It was truly like a miracle. The swelling and pain subsided. I could drive again and walk normally. Down to only one old pair of stretched out shoes, I could again wear all of my other shoes.

I am completely convinced that HBOT helped alleviate my symptoms as my therapy took place only three weeks into the start of my oral medication.

Sheila H. - rheumatoid arthritis