In recent years, alternative therapies have gained attention for their potential to enhance healing and well-being. Among these innovative treatments, Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) has emerged as a promising modality. By delivering oxygen at high pressures, HBOT harnesses the healing properties of oxygen to improve a range of health conditions. In this article, we will explore what Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy is and its benefits.
Understanding Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy involves the administration of 100% pure oxygen within a pressurized chamber. HBOT is conducted in a specially designed chamber where the atmospheric pressure is increased to higher levels than what we experience. This increased pressure allows the lungs to absorb more oxygen, leading to higher oxygen concentrations in the blood and subsequently, in the tissues throughout the body.
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The Healing Power of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
By increasing oxygen levels in the body, HBOT promotes tissue healing and regeneration. Oxygen is crucial for cellular metabolism and plays a huge role in energy production, immune function, and natural healing processes.
Improved Blood Flow
The pressurized environment of the hyperbaric chamber enhances blood flow and oxygen delivery to organs and tissues. This increased blood perfusion can aid in wound healing, reduce inflammation, and support the recovery process.
Reduction of Inflammation
HBOT has been shown to possess anti-inflammatory properties, which can benefit various conditions. By reducing inflammation, HBOT may alleviate symptoms associated with inflammatory disorders and promote overall healing.
Enhanced Brain Function
Studies suggest that HBOT can improve neurological function by increasing oxygen availability to the brain. It has shown promise in the treatment of conditions such as traumatic brain injury, stroke, and neurodegenerative disorders.
What Conditions can Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Help With?
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy for Anxiety
Excessive worry, fear, and emotional distress characterize anxiety disorders, and the resulting excess worry and stress can wreak havoc on individuals. For most, the main option given is medication. These medications come with a long list of side effects and sometimes don’t work well for the individual. That’s why a side-effect free HBOT treatment is such a big deal. See below to learn how HBOT helps those with anxiety!
Oxygen’s Impact on the Brain: The brain relies heavily on oxygen for optimal functioning. Inadequate oxygen supply can contribute to imbalances in neurotransmitter activity and affect mood regulation. By increasing oxygen levels in the brain, HBOT may help restore these imbalances, potentially reducing anxiety symptoms.
Reduction of Inflammation and Stress Response: Chronic inflammation and heightened stress response can contribute to the development and exacerbation of anxiety disorders. HBOT’s anti-inflammatory effects and stress-reducing properties may help modulate these underlying factors and alleviate anxiety symptoms.
Improved Sleep Patterns: Sleep disturbances often accompany anxiety disorders, further exacerbating the condition. HBOT’s ability to enhance sleep quality and promote relaxation may indirectly contribute to anxiety reduction.
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy for Depression
Depression is a complex mental health condition that requires comprehensive treatment typically involving therapy, medication, and lifestyle modifications. Oftentimes it’s not enough. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) has shown promise in neurological and psychiatric conditions and could greatly benefit those with depression. Here’s some ways HBOT can help those with depression:
Neuroplasticity and brain function: HBOT has been suggested to promote neuroplasticity, which is the brain’s ability to reorganize and form new neural connections. It helps improve brain function and alleviate depressive symptoms by increasing oxygen supply to the brain and supporting neural repair processes.
Inflammation: Inflammation has been linked to depression, and HBOT has anti-inflammatory effects. By reducing inflammation, HBOT may help mitigate some of the underlying factors associated with depression.
Treatment-resistant depression: Some studies have explored the use of HBOT as an adjunctive treatment for individuals with treatment-resistant depression. In these cases, where standard therapies have not been effective, HBOT may be considered as an alternative or complementary approach.
Co-occurring conditions: Depression can coexist with other conditions such as traumatic brain injury (TBI) or post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). HBOT has shown some potential in improving outcomes for these conditions. By addressing the underlying conditions, it indirectly contributes to improvements in depressive symptoms.
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy for Long Covid
Long COVID refers to a condition where individuals experience persistent symptoms or new symptoms that develop after the acute phase of COVID-19. Here are some areas where HBOT could be considered for those with long COVID:
Fatigue and brain fog: Many long COVID patients experience persistent fatigue and cognitive difficulties, often referred to as “brain fog.” HBOT has been used to address fatigue and cognitive impairment in other conditions. By increasing oxygen supply to the brain, HBOT may potentially help alleviate these symptoms in some individuals.
Dyspnea (shortness of breath) and pulmonary function: Some long COVID patients continue to experience respiratory symptoms, including shortness of breath and reduced lung function. HBOT can enhance oxygen delivery to tissues, including the lungs, and potentially improve oxygenation and respiratory function.
Exercise intolerance and physical deconditioning: Long COVID can result in reduced exercise tolerance and physical deconditioning. HBOT, by increasing oxygen availability to the muscles and promoting tissue repair, might aid in improving exercise capacity and overall physical function.
Chronic pain and inflammation: Chronic pain, joint aches, and inflammation can be prevalent in long COVID. HBOT has anti-inflammatory effects and can potentially reduce inflammation and alleviate pain.
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy for Wound Healing – including diabetic wounds
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) can be effective in promoting wound healing in various conditions. It involves exposing the patient to 100% oxygen at a pressure higher than sea level atmospheric pressure. This increased pressure allows for a higher concentration of oxygen to dissolve in the blood plasma, which promotes oxygen delivery to tissues and supports wound healing. Here are some specific conditions in which HBOT may be used for wound healing:
Chronic wounds: HBOT can be beneficial for chronic wounds that have not responded to conventional treatments. These wounds may result from conditions like diabetes, arterial insufficiency, venous insufficiency, or pressure ulcers. By delivering oxygen to the wound site, HBOT can enhance tissue oxygenation, promote collagen synthesis, and support the growth of new blood vessels.
Radiation-induced tissue damage: Radiation therapy can cause tissue damage and impair wound healing. HBOT may be used to alleviate radiation-induced tissue damage and promote healing in patients who have undergone radiation treatment. It can enhance oxygenation, reduce inflammation, and stimulate tissue repair.
Compromised skin grafts and flaps: Skin grafts or flaps may be used in reconstructive surgery to cover wounds or areas of tissue loss. However, in some cases, these grafts or flaps may not receive sufficient oxygen and nutrients, leading to poor healing or graft failure. HBOT can improve blood flow to these grafts or flaps, enhance oxygen delivery, and improve their chances of successful integration and healing.
Traumatic wounds: Severe traumatic wounds, such as crush injuries or severe limb trauma, can result in tissue damage and poor wound healing. HBOT can aid in tissue repair by increasing oxygen levels, stimulating the growth of new blood vessels, and promoting wound closure.
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy for Diabetes Help
HBOT can be used to address specific complications related to diabetes. Consider the following conditions associated with diabetes that may potentially benefit from hyperbaric oxygen therapy:
Diabetic foot ulcers: People with diabetes may develop foot ulcers due to reduced blood flow, nerve damage (neuropathy), and impaired wound healing. HBOT can improve tissue oxygenation, stimulate the growth of new blood vessels, and promote wound healing in diabetic foot ulcers.
Chronic non-healing wounds: Diabetes can lead to impaired wound healing, and some wounds may become chronic or non-healing. HBOT increases oxygen levels in the blood and tissues, which aids in wound healing and fights infection.
Radiation-induced tissue damage: In certain cases, individuals with diabetes may require radiation therapy as part of their treatment plan. Radiation can cause tissue damage, particularly in areas that have received radiation, leading to poor wound healing. HBOT can enhance tissue oxygenation and potentially reduce the severity of radiation-induced damage.
Diabetic retinopathy: Diabetic retinopathy is a complication of diabetes that affects the blood vessels in the retina, leading to vision problems or blindness. While HBOT is not a standard treatment for diabetic retinopathy, some studies have explored its potential benefits in improving retinal oxygenation and reducing retinal damage in diabetic patients. However, further research is needed to establish its efficacy in this regard.
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy for ADHD and ADD
Individuals with ADHD and ADD experience symptoms of inattention, hyperactivity, and impulsivity, characterizing these neurodevelopmental conditions. The primary treatment approach for ADHD and ADD typically involves a combination of behavioral therapy and, in some cases, medication. Here’s how Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy for ADHD and ADD can help:
Cognitive function and attention: HBOT has been suggested to enhance cognitive function, including attention and executive functioning. By increasing oxygen supply to the brain, it may potentially improve focus and attention in individuals with ADHD or ADD.
Neuroplasticity and brain connectivity: HBOT has been hypothesized to promote neuroplasticity, which is the brain’s ability to adapt and reorganize neural connections. It may aid in optimizing brain connectivity and improving neural networks associated with attention and impulse control.
Co-occurring conditions: Individuals with ADHD or ADD may have co-occurring conditions such as anxiety or depression.
Stimulant medication alternatives: Some individuals may be unable to tolerate or prefer to avoid stimulant medications. These medications are commonly used in ADHD treatment. HBOT, if found effective, could potentially offer a non-pharmacological alternative for symptom management.
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy for Osteoporosis
Consider HBOT in the following areas for osteoporosis, a condition characterized by decreased bone density and strength:
Bone healing: HBOT aids in bone healing. It does this by increasing oxygen delivery to the affected bone, promoting the healing process in non-healing fractures.
Osteonecrosis: HBOT improves blood flow and promotes healing in osteonecrosis – when bone tissue dies due to reduced blood flow.
Post-surgical recovery: HBOT is great when used as an adjunctive therapy to support post-surgical recovery in individuals with osteoporosis. It helps to improve tissue oxygenation and enhancing healing.
Musculoskeletal pain: HBOT can alleviate musculoskeletal pain from osteoporosis-related fractures or weakened bones by promoting bone healing and tissue repair.
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy: Unveiling the Healing Power of Oxygen
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy represents a fascinating frontier in alternative medicine, offering potential benefits for a range of health conditions. By increasing oxygen supply, improving blood flow, and reducing inflammation, HBOT holds promise as a complementary therapy for anxiety & depression management, long covid symptoms, wounds, diabetic complications and more!
Frequently Asked Questions:
How quickly does Hyperbaric Oxygen work?
Patients usually see the best outcome when they get one hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) session per day, five days a week. As a minimum recommendation, we advise individuals seeking effective HBOT to commit to at least three sessions per week. By maintaining a consistent schedule, individuals can maximize the potential benefits of HBOT and enhance their overall treatment experience.
How long do the benefits of HBOT last?
The benefits of hyperbaric oxygen therapy can last up to 12 months. As individuals progress to a maintenance phase of treatment, the frequency of sessions may be reduced to one or two days per week, as determined by their specific needs. This adjustment acknowledges the potential for sustained healing effects and ensures that the therapy remains effective while accommodating individual requirements during the maintenance phase.
Does hyperbaric oxygen help with Anxiety?
Yes; it’s the elevated levels of oxygen in the brain that help to significantly reduce stress and anxiety.
Does a hyperbaric chamber help with Mental Health?
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) provides a unique approach to address damaged brain tissues, inflammation, impaired blood flow, and symptoms of anxiety and cognitive dysfunction. This therapy holds particular promise for individuals grappling with conditions such as depression, generalized anxiety, and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). By elevating oxygen levels within the body, HBOT aims to promote healing and alleviate the associated symptoms.
Darrell Kilcup, DC, CFMP
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I would say that meeting with Dr. Kilcup has been nothing but a great experience. He is amazing with my 6 month old son and helped me to identify issues with my back that I didn’t even know existed. I had gone in for an adjustment and couldn’t even get that done because my back was so tight. He referred me to his daughter, Bethany Kilcup, who is an amazing massage therapist, to help loosen up my back and massage out all my knots. With their help I have felt a lot better!read more
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Dr. Kilcup's compassionate and gentle nature along with his professionalism and technical skills create a positive experience for the client each and every encounter! My areas of concern are always attended to with immediate pain relief to the affected areas. The office staff is always friendly and supportive to the client's needs.
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Dr. Kilcup asserts that he will leave no stone unturned to get to the bottom of your health problems. He also states that he will treat you as he would like his doctor to treat him. I believe it! He is very attentive, responds promptly to my questions, and is willing to listen to my concerns - with no pride or criticism in his tone.
I am so very thankful to have found Dr. Kilcup, and I wholeheartedly recommend his services.read more
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My appointment with Dr. Kilcup was excellent. I was able to schedule online at my convenience. I was seen promptly. The doctor took care of my ache and pains and was sensitive to my hurting spots.read more
This is the best Chiropractor office I have found in the Phoenix area. Dr. Kilcup is never in a hurry, always takes time to listen to my concerns. Bethany, the massage therapist is excellent. She really works hard to get all my knots out. Dr. Kilcup and Bethany are a great team. I highly recommend this office.read more
I love getting massages here! Bethany does such a great job and helps my pain. As someone who experiences a lot of jaw pain due to my TMJ, my massages help relax all of those muscles. So thankful for this practice! All are friendly and enjoyable to be treated by!read more
Dr. Kilcup is a doctor who truly wants to get to the root of your health problems, not just treat your symptoms. I have been an unintentionally "difficult" patient for him, not always responding to treatments as expected. But he doesn't give up. If he doesn't know the answer, he contacts other professionals who may have other options to try. I have always been very impressed with his knowledge, compassion and determination on my behalf. He is a special gift from God in my life.
-Rhonda Vogtread more
Honestly, I wish I could give more than the standard five stars. Let me explain.
For almost a year and a half, my husband and I watched our eldest daughter's health deteriorate. At age 20 she was bed-ridden with horrid headaches and a multitude of other mysterious symptoms. We were seen by the best of the best at a very prestigious hospital, yet the answers we were getting just didn't seem to give the whole picture...or worse, a plan for treatment and wellness. She was suffering from debilitating headaches from her brain stem swelling, horrid breathing problems, loss of normal vision, muscle aches that made her body feel on fire, nausea, problems swallowing...this was just the short list.
A close family friend suggested Dr. Kilcup to us, and we decided to take the opportunity to see what he might find that the "best of the best" could not. And after massive testing (not guesswork) we arrived at some very crucial definitive answers. Not only did our daughter have a genetic mutation that did not allow her to properly detoxify, but she was suffering from Lyme's disease. The culprit that more than likely was attacking our daughter's brain, and causing the swelling...along with all her other horrible symptoms.
I noticed that reading through some of the other reviews that cost is an issue. And this is how I would answer those with a critical vantage point of the "cost". Yes, it costs money to find answers...medically sound answers. Everything good comes with a cost. But the benefit far outweighs the cost when it comes to a healthy body and mind. Functional medicine dares to go outside of the realm of conventional medicine and not only looks for disease or pathology, but for dysfunction. Functional medicine found solid medical answers (not guesses) as to what was plaguing our daughter's life. Now, with answers, can then come a treatment plan.
Is the fix quick? For our daughter? No. That is an honest and realistic answer. But that is not a negative answer. Our daughter is fighting a very complex and horrid disease, and given that we live in an instant gratification society where everything must be solved or cured within the realm of a 30 minute sitcom...that's just not a realistic vantage point. Her disease didn't grow overnight...so the "fix" realistically can't be expected to come overnight.
But this is what I can tell you...our daughter, 5 months into her treatment plan (with tweaking of the plan along the way) is starting to see a light at the end of her very long, and very painful tunnel. Through discipline in sticking to her supplements and a healthy eating plan, she is seeing relief.
Dr. Kilcup is a man of high integrity and humility who goes way beyond the standard doctor/patient protocol. Attentiveness to detail, unending compassion towards the patient who is walking the hard and painful road, and astuteness of medical knowledge are just the tip of the iceberg in beginning to describe Dr. K.
We're in it for the long haul with our daughter in trying to help get her life back...and thank the Lord, Dr Kilcup, we know without a doubt, will be walking right with us.
The "cost" of not going to Dr K, as I look back, is far too great to even consider as I remember the months and months of our precious daughter too ill to get out of bed.
As my husband continues to say..."the right time in medical advancements...and the right doctor." That's Dr. K.read more
The personal interest and care given by everyone at Dr. Kilcup's office is, in my opinion, exceptional. From Bethany's relaxing massages, to Darrell's expert and professional chiropractic adjustments, as well as Taylor's pleasant voice, accurate accounting, and accommodating scheduling of appointments, I feel not only like a valued and appreciated client, but also a friend. Ellie does a great job at helping in the office whenever she's needed. That's what keeps me returning as often as I can.read more
My children and I were in a horrible car accident that completely totaled our car. We were all having continued pain and my son was having excruciating headaches. Dr. Kilcup returned my call from his emergency call line before we were even official patients of his when I was on the verge of heading back to the ER with my son. I am so grateful for their continued care of all three of us and I am sure we would not have healed properly without his expertise. In addition to Dr. Kilcup's proficiency in his practice, he and his staff are of excellent integrity, outstanding customer service, and genuine concern.read more
I have been treated by Dr. Kilcup for many years now for back pain. My pain isn't constant - it just flares up every so often and I go in for an adjustment. Sometimes it just takes one adjustment, sometimes a few, but Dr. Kilcup never fails to fix the problem. He also doesn't pressure me to have continual adjustments after the problem is fixed or to have treatments I don't need. He is honest, ethical, caring, sincere, professional, and the answer to my back problems. The office is pleasant, the staff is exceptionally kind, polite, caring and efficient. His masseuse, Bethany, is the same - a real pro at massage. I can't recommend North Glen Chiropractic highly enough.read more
I cannot say enough good things about Dr. Kilcup and his staff. I"ve never met a doctor that cares for his patients the way he does. He truly loves his work and his patients. He responds quickly to my concerns and the staff is quick to get things done. His knowledge about the body and disease surpasses many doctors and I've seen a ton of "top doctors" all over the U.S. He's a really good investigator and will not give up finding the root causes of what ails you. We need more doctors like Dr. Kilcup!read more
I have been dealing with a lot of health issues (upper GI pain, GERD, extreme exhaustion, and a great deal of depression) for the last 5 years.
I have had no answers from traditional medicine. I always came back as “normal” with just another pill to take which always seemed to be a complete guess on the traditional Doctors side, always leaving me in despair.
Needless to say there is NO GUESSING with Dr. Kilcup. He tests every fluid your body makes and lets those results dictate his plan of action and care. He does not give you something unless you actually need it.
I am about 3 months into my care. I have seen life changing results. For once I feel as though I have my life back. I am now able to have 3 meals a day without upper GI pain. I have been able to run around with my kids (and have the desire to do so!). I am no longer flustered and frustrated at simple tasks but I am finding joy in the simple things again.
I really could go on and on about Dr. Kilcup and his facilities. But what matters is that this man, his employees, and his methods have changed my life, and given me hope for a recovery.
I simply cannot wait to see what 6 months has in store for me as I stick to the diet and his recommendations.
If your fed up with not getting answers from doctors and feeling “unheard” by them, then I suggest getting in contact with Dr. Kilcup. It was the first time in 5 years that I had the reason WHY I was feeling the way I was, my test results spoke for themselves, while the results of his treatment are showing a steady trend to me feeling better.read more
Dr Kilcup is the doctor I have been looking for for years. I've had strange, niggling health issues that most doctors overlooked or played down for quite a while. Dr Kilcup listened to all my concerns and came up with a comprehensive plan for testing my body systems to see what exactly is going on in my body. I can't say how grateful I am for this approach! The tests we ran came back with unexpected results and guided our treatment plan. I am so happy to no longer be playing the guessing game with my health and can't stress enough how grateful I am to have crossed paths with Dr. Kilcup. He is an exceptionally kind, intelligent, thoughtful, and genuine man who always makes me feel like I am his #1 priority during our appointments. Dr. Kilcup has been flexible in working with me as I moved to another state and now am moving to another country. He is going above and beyond with helping me to figure out the logistics of continuing with treatment while overseas - something I am immensely grateful for. To find a doctor like this after a lifetime of lightning quick 10 minute Dr appointments where they basically just look at you and leave has been a life changer for me. I have so much faith in the Functional Medicine approach and am confident that (thanks to Dr Kilcup) I am now on a clear cut path to wellness and vitality. I strongly recommend Dr Kilcup to anyone and everyone looking to finally take charge of their health.read more
I have now been going to Dr. Kilcup's office for 4 months. I had terrible back pain that was limiting all aspects of my life. I saw doctors, had x-rays and even an MRI...my primary physician said I had "undiagnosable lower back pain" which meant sorry I can't help you. However, Dr. Kilcup said "if you are experiencing pain there much be a problem and with a problem there will be a solution, so let's figure it out." And that he did! I am a work in progress but my back has gone from a 7-8 pain level to a 1 or 2. I am so grateful for him and his staff. Wonderful people! I highly recommend Dr. Darrell Kilcup.read more
I have been seeing Dr. Kilcup and Bethany since November for injuries from a car accident. I have been to at least 5 other chiropractors in my life, but there is no comparison. He takes time and care in adjustments. They are thorough and most of all, helpful.
Bethany is an exceptional massage therapist! I leave feeling such relief every time. Even though being in an accident was a negative, being referred to Dr. Kilcup and Bethany has been a blessing!? read more