Scotland-based Castle Craig Hospital, in conjunction with Department of Hepatology at the University of Edinburgh, has launched a pilot study to examine the effects of hyperbaric oxygen therapy on patients who are recovering from alcohol and drug addiction.
Outside of the United States, Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) has been used for many years to effectively treat a variety of conditions, and has garnered a lot of scientific data in the process. However, partly because the FDA doesn’t consider much of this evidence when granting approval for HBOT treatments, its use has been stymied within the U.S.
Many of us have had our lives touched by cancer, whether it was someone a friend, family member or a personal battle it is clear that a cure must be found. Whether this cure is 6 months or 100 years away does not matter, what matters is that we do not give up. For us at Washington Hyperbaric Therapy Center we get excited whenever research is published that shows the potential of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) as a cancer treatment.
With the start of April, we not only have better weather to enjoy, but we also have the opportunity to increase Autism Awareness. Here at Washington Hyperbaric Therapy Center (WHTC) we are taking this month to focus on the Autism community.
New researched published this week reveals a strong correlation between a father’s age and the risk autism. The report published in the journal Nature, details that as a man ages the number of genetic mutations passed to the child increases at a far greater rate than that of a woman. This supplements the argument that the rising average age of fathers is why there has been a 20-30% increase in the number of children born with autism in the past few decades.
Washington Hyperbaric Therapy Center (WHTC) is proud to announce that they are a preferred provider with the Healing Heroes Network (HHN). The HHN is a 501c3 non-profit organization, that provides financial assistance to veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan who are in need of medical services not covered by the US Department of Veteran Affairs.
Cancer. The word we all dread. Thanks to modern medicine more people are surviving their bout with cancer. However, Just because cancer has gone into remission does not mean the fight is over. What about the effects of cancer treatment? Radiation and chemotherapy can leave the body struggling to recover. Cancer patients have various options for pursuing complete recovery, one of the best is Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy or HBOT.
More good news this week as another patient gets some relief from her symptoms thanks to HBOT. Singer Charmaine Neville knew something was wrong when she began having difficulty remembering her songs or how to play them, she even started forgetting who the musicians in her band were and at times could barely remember how to move.
Neville would forget to eat and within months she had lost thirty pounds. She suffered from extreme migraines, emotional outbursts and difficulty with her vision. Her son moved in with her to help with daily needs and to ensure Neville didn't hurt herself. It goes without saying her music career was over, at least for now. Charmaine Neville desperately needed to find some answers.
Last week we showed you some new stories that offered compelling evidence of the benefits of mild hyperbaric oxygen therapy and while you were checking that out, we were in Gig Harbor at the Helping Others Live Life Initiative's first ever HBOT Wellness Conference.
The Helping Others Live Life Initiative, or HOLLI, is a non-profit startup that works to raise funds for children and families that can't afford HBOT but desperately need it. While safe, legal and effective for a wide variety of conditions, hyperbaric oxygen treatments are often not covered by insurance, which leaves many families without this alternative treatment option. HOLLI seeks to end this problem for Washington families with support from a generous community.
From newspapers to blogs to cable news stories on primeime, HBOT is getting a lot of much-deserved attention. If you're looking for useful information to help you make a decision about hyperbaric oxygen therapy, look no further than this roundup of the web's latest coverage on the uses and benefits of HBOT.