- Stimulates the Creation of New Brain Cells
- Facilitates the Formation of New Brain Connections
- Promotes the Construction of New Brain Tissue
- Neuro-developmental conditions (autism, cerebral palsy, fetal alcohol syndrome)
- Neurodegenerative conditions (alzheimer’s, parkinson’s, huntington’s disease)
- Neurological injuries (stroke, traumatic brain and spinal cord injuries, concussions)
Study: HBOT Improves Brain Function
A prospective, randomized, crossover, controlled trial was published in 2013 testing the effectiveness of HBOT for improving brain function and quality of life for mild-traumatic brain injured (mTBI) patients suffering chronic neurocognitive impairments. A total of 56 mTBI patients, 1-5 years after injury, with prolonged post-concussion syndrome were evaluated. Patients in the treated group were assessed at baseline and after 40 HBOT sessions. Whereas patients in the crossover group were evaluated three times: at baseline, after a two-month control period of no HBOT and after two months of 40 HBOT sessions.
Significant improvements were confirmed in cognitive function and quality of life in both groups after HBOT; however, no significant improvement was observed following the control period. HBOT was shown to induce significant brain function improvements, neuroplasticity and increased brain activity according to SPECT imaging.