In the past two decades it has been increasingly successfully applied to patients with chronic traumatic brain injury of all severities, first by myself and then by others. The early human experience was duplicated in an animal model that constitutes the only improvement of chronic brain injury in animals in the history of science. The study was performed using the human protocol. In severe traumatic brain injury there are two controlled trials and in mild traumatic brain injury post-concussion syndrome there are two randomized controlled trials. All studies in chronic TBI done in this dosing range have shown positive results.
This body of literature not only supports hyperbaric oxygen therapy for chronic neurocognitive residual of traumatic brain injury as a medical necessity, but also constitutes evidence-based medicine according to the definition of Sackett. In addition, there is no comparatively effective therapy. Stated by Paul G. Harch, M.D. https://hbot.com/hbot-in-tbi-references/ Autoimmune disorders: Autoimmune disorders are a group of diseases that occur because of a malfunction in the immune system of the body. These include well-known diseases like Type 1 Diabetes, Multiple Sclerosis (MS), Lupus, and others. These diseases generally have no cure and are often only treatable through transplants, surgeries, medicines, or anti-immune therapies. Some autoimmune diseases are genetic or occur later in life. Whatever the case may be, autoimmune disorders are complicated and have multi-organ system involvement. These diseases are all characterized by a dysregulated immune system in which the immune system attacks its own tissues. This can be a one-time event, a series of events, or an ongoing process.
There are over 80 different autoimmune disorders with a myriad of symptoms. The immune system is extremely complicated, second in complexity only to the nervous system, and essential to the body. This system is made up of many organs, tissues, proteins, and cells that all work together throughout the body. The immune system attacks and destroys germs, bacteria, and infections. Immune response in the body is key to your body working properly. A strong immune system can help you avoid getting sick, keep your body functioning properly, and limit infection from causing other issues. If there is an autoimmune disorder in the body, it means that the immune system is either not working properly through not keeping the body safe, or it has “confused” healthy parts of the body for unhealthy, dangerous cells.
Dr. Harch generally recommends an initial series of 40 HBOT treatments for autoimmune disease that has been active for at least six months. Once the chronic wounding has been addressed there is evidence that regular low-dose HBOT sessions can suppress the immune system on a long-term basis. Coupled with counseling and dietary therapy HBOT can change the trajectory of autoimmune disease and improve a patient’s quality of life. The evidence for HBOT treatment of autoimmune disorders is fairly strong in animal models where the beneficial effects of HBOT on various components of the immune system have been demonstrated. In humans there is less experience with much of the early application accumulated…