Category: Stroke


From Israel – patients and doctors are reporting positive results by using hyperbaric oxygen therapy to treat brain injury caused by stroke, in some cases, decades later. To watch news video: Reuters TV: Decades-old stroke damage reversible with oxygen therapy, say researchers

A Florida veterinarian, familiar with HBOT from her own animal medical practice, sought out treatment with hyperbaric oxygen therapy after she herself suffered a stroke. To read more and watch news video: Hyperbaric oxygen therapy at Jupiter Medical Center helps stroke victim recover

I sustained a deep puncture would in my lower leg when I accidentally backed into a sharp metal object. By the next day, the puncture was severely infected. I sought the help of my family doctor who put me on a combination of antibiotics.

After a month my leg was still swollen and the wound had become larger and refused to heal. As an artist, I was having difficulty standing at my easel to paint because of the pain and burning I was experiencing in my leg. My doctor suspected that my infection was being caused by highly antibiotic resistant bacteria called MRSA (Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus).

A friend suggested that I try Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) along with the antibiotics I was still taking. After only a few treatments, the remaining infection cleared, the wound healed and the swelling from the inflammation went away. My only regret is that I wasn’t aware of the benefits of HBOT earlier in my ordeal.

Cheryl E.