HBOT has been applied to a variety of neurological and non-neurological diagnoses since the 1970s
New Orleans, LA (PRWEB) February 20, 2012
The New Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT)
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy HBOT has been traditionally used in the United States for a narrow list of 13 typically reimbursed indications. Conditions like Carbon Monoxide Poisoning, Crush injury, Decompression Sickness, Delayed Radiation Injury, Air or Gas Embolism, Arterial Insufficiencies, Compromised Skin Grafts and Flaps, Gas Gangrene, Intracranial Abscess, necrotizing soft tissue infections, Osteomyelitis, Anemia, and Thermal Burn Treatment. However, in Russia, China, the Far East, the U.K., and Europe HBOT has been applied to a variety of neurological and non-neurological diagnoses since the 1970s. In the United States Dr. Harch has been applying HBOT to the typically reimbursed indications since 1986 and a wide range of neurological and other off-label conditions since 1989. In addition, he has performed research on HBOT in 50 or more neurological conditions.
The list of conditions for which there is evidence of HBOT effectiveness includes: traumatic brain injury, strokes of all types, cerebral palsy, autism, near drowning, near hanging, birth injury, toxic brain injury, ischemic/anoxic/hypoxic brain injury and encephalopathy, coma, persistent vegetative state (the apallic state), genetic disorders such as mitochondrial disease, multiple sclerosis, Lyme disease, reflex sympathetic dystrophy (RSD), acute and chronic tinnitus or hearing loss or vertigo, chronic fatigue, prevention of brain injury from cardiac surgery, fibromyalgia, sports injuries, immune system disorders, oral infections and non-healing sockets, chronic brain decompression illness, and others.
The more typically reimbursed indications include: crush injury, osteoradionecrosis and soft tissue radionecrosis (brain, rectum, bladder, etc.), gangrene, compromised flaps and grafts, carbon monoxide poisoning, decompression sickness, air embolism, the flesh-eating bacteria, burns, acute bone infections in immunocompromised patients, brain abscess, cyanide poisoning, plastic surgery failures, non-healing wounds, diabetic ulcers, osteomyelits (chronic refractory bone infection), limb salvage, peripheral vascular disease, arterial insufficiency ulcers, venous stasis ulcers that have failed standard therapy, vasculitis ulcers, severe acute blood loss, and acute traumatic ischemia (damage to blood vessels). You can find more information about hyperbaric oxygen therapy, chambers, SPECT brain imaging, and facilities at http://www.hbot.com
Harch Hyperbarics Inc.