Posttraumatic Stress Disorder occurs in people who experienced or witnessed an especially frightening and traumatic event or a series of events. People with PTSD have very intense and disturbing thoughts and feelings pertaining to their experience long after the traumatic event has ended. HBOT can be an extremely effective PTSD treatment, especially in cases where other conventional treatments (such as medication or psychotherapy) haven’t worked so well.

How does HBOT help with PTSD?

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy delivers 100% oxygen under pressure to damaged brain tissues, reducing inflammation and improving blood flow. Therefore, it increases the amount of blood that flows to the brain. HBOT can help increase neuroplasticity (the ability to form new connections) in the brain and heal the physical damage of PTSD in the brain.

What symptoms of PTSD does HBOT treat?

The administration of HBOT can help people suffering from PSTD to manage suicidal feelings, enabling them to have a positive outlook on life. It can effectively reduce anxiety and depression, improve intelligence, memory, attention, and quality of life.