Category: PTSD


Post concussion syndrome, PTSD and the burgeoning need and quest to incorporate hyperbaric oxygen therapy as a standard of care treatment modality. Read more: Increased awareness about concussions amplifies the search for solutions

U.S. Army veteran recounts how treatment with hyperbaric oxygen therapy changed her life and alleviated symptoms associated with head injury from blast incidents. Go to: Veteran Says Experimental PTSD Therapy Changed Her Life

Soldiers in New York state have positive results following treatment with HBOT. Read further: “New PTSD treamtent explored for veterans“

There is a movement under way to treat returning military veterans with traumatic brain injury (TBI) and post-traumatic stress injury (PTSI) with Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) instead of drugs. ‘We’re losing a soldier an hour to suicide,’ said Janet Franco, who hosts a Las Vegas-based radio program dedicated to helping veterans with those afflictions. ‘What’s […]

Dr. Paul Harch has received congressional appropriation funds to conduct a study for the treatment of TBI/PTSD symptoms in veterans injured in the line of duty and will accept 50 qualifying patients for free HBOT treatment in Louisiana treatment facility. To learn more, visit the following sites: http://www.houmatoday.com/article/20140613/MULTIMEDIA/140619749/-1/sports?Title=Free-treatment-offered-for-vets-with-brain-injuries- http://www.wwltv.com/news/Free-treatment-offered-for-vets-with-brain-injuries-262975031.html www.hbottbistudy.org

The New Frontier of PTSD Treatments: Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy – Doctors have tried therapy, pot, ecstasy and even virtual reality to treat veterans suffering from PTSD. Now some researchers are testing out innovative oxygen therapies. Read more: https://www.vocativ.com/culture/science/new-frontier-ptsd-treatments-hyperbaric-oxygen-therapy/

Dr. Bill Duncan, who serves as vice president of development the Virginia-based International Hyperbaric Medical Foundation, recently lectured at East Central University on the benefits of oxygen therapy for people with traumatic brain injuries and share the story of his own son’s recovery using HBOT. Duncan’s son suffered debilitating, recurrant symptoms that nearly drove him […]

News video of HBOT for veterans suffering with PTSD from Virginia Beach, VA. Go to: Hyperbaric oxygen treatment may relieve PTSD and TBI symptoms

U.S. soldier, purple heart recipient and Iraq war veteran credits his improvement in post concussion symptoms to hyperbaric oxygen therapy.  Lt. Matt Smotherton was part of a platoon responsible for clearing IEDs and was unfortunately injured in three separate blasts.  He suffered lasting mTBI (mild traumatic brain injury) symptoms as a result of concussions sustained […]

New York City ABC news affiliate (WABC-TV) recently aired a news report with medical correspondent, Dr. Sapna Parikh, about the success of using hyperbaric oxygen therapy in the treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). To read more and watch video:  Hyperbaric Oxgyen Therapy to Treat PTSD

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: […]

ABC news affiliate KVUE out of Tacoma, WA recently reported on the remarkable results of hyperbaric oxygen treatment for U.S. war veteran, Jeff Brennan, battling TBI and other problems from injuries and exposures he sustained while on active duty in the Gulf War. “We were taking pills called nerve agent pretreatment pills and that really […]

US Army veteran, Major Ben Richards, finds success with hyperbaric oxygen therapy for treatment of traumatic brain injury and post traumatic stress disorder. Read more and watch news video: Army major seeing success with LSU hyperbaric treatment

Seattle FOX news story about Gulf War veteran who has experienced great improvements for his PTSD and TBI symptoms after undergoing hyperbaric oxygen therapy. To read more and watch news video: Research institute hopes to offer hyperbaric oxygen treatment for vets with PTSD

The whole concept made sense to me. Scientifically trained, with a 30+ year career in research and development, I was aware of the benefits of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy. I had also followed the success stories of professional athletes being treated for injuries with HBOT. After undergoing extensive open back surgery that involved five vertebral discs, my recovery was unremarkable but still entailed a great deal of post-op pain and stiffness. I began twice daily HBOT treatments 18 days after surgery. The benefits that I experienced were extremely fast healing of my large surgical incision and the ability to significantly decrease the heavy doses of medication needed to control pain. Each succeeding day of treatment brought added relief from pain and stiffness. After a total of 8 days in treatment, my improvement was so substantial that I was functionally a different person. I would recommend anyone recovering from surgery should strongly consider HBOT as a route to accelerating recovery and the healing process.

Phil W.