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Unlock the Power of Oxygen

June 05, 20232 min read

My Journey with HBOT Begins Soon!

I am a magnet to practical approaches and treatments that empower us for real-life results.

So, what practical brain-boosting therapy am I into right now? Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT).

You can’t get more practical than oxygen!

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) is a treatment that involves breathing pure oxygen in a pressurized chamber. It can support the brain's function by delivering higher levels of oxygen to the body, including the brain.

8 Reasons

Oxygen is essential for the brain to function properly and has been shown to support the healing from injuries. It also has shown to improve conditions including PTSD, traumatic brain injuries, anxiety, autoimmune diseases, migraines, Alzheimer’s, autism, arthritis, depression, ADD/ADHD, and sleep issues to just name a few.  

Where could HBOT have the greatest impact? 

The future rate of Alzheimer's disease and dementia can be compared to a tsunami in terms of its potential impact and magnitude. The increasing prevalence poses a significant and growing challenge to all individuals and society with 1 in 3 seniors having Alzheimer's or another dementia. 

A recent study found hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) increased blood flow to the brains of participants experiencing early signs of Alzheimer’s disease by up to 23% and showed a 16.5% improvement in cognitive performance and memory. More information about the study and — early indicators of Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia can be found here.

In Summary

Today, HBOT is commonly used for wound care and not brain care. There are great benefits for both our brains and bodies to increase oxygen. My hope it HBOT will be used more widely in the future (and covered by insurance) to treat the entire spectrum of brain-based symptoms including Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. The more we know and advocate in bringing HBOT to the forefront, the closer we get to what some say is the silver bullet for a healthier society.

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Daneen West

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