Advanced PTSD Care with HBOT

Combating Military PTSD With Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) is a promising new treatment for PTSD that may help by increasing brain oxygen, reducing inflammation, and promoting neuroplasticity. Early research suggests HBOT could improve symptoms like anxiety, flashbacks, and sleep disturbances in veterans struggling with PTSD.

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How Does HBOT Help With PTSD?

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Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) is showing promise as a potential treatment for military PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder). Here’s how it might help:

1. Increased Brain Oxygenation: HBOT significantly elevates oxygen levels in the blood, reaching even the deepest tissues, including the brain. This could help regulate certain neurochemicals and brain activity associated with PTSD symptoms like anxiety, hypervigilance, and flashbacks.

2. Neuroplasticity Boost: HBOT may stimulate the growth of new brain cells and connections, a process called neuroplasticity. This could help strengthen resilience and promote the rewiring of neural pathways damaged by trauma, potentially leading to improved emotional regulation and cognitive function.

3. Reduced Inflammation: Chronic inflammation is linked to PTSD and various mental health conditions. HBOT’s anti-inflammatory properties might help reduce this inflammation, potentially easing symptoms like fatigue, muscle tension, and sleep disturbances.

4. Improved Sleep Quality: The calming effects of HBOT and its potential to regulate stress hormones like cortisol could lead to deeper, more restful sleep. This is crucial for PTSD sufferers, as sleep disruptions are a common symptom and can exacerbate other symptoms.

5. Pain Management: Chronic pain is another common symptom of PTSD. HBOT’s analgesic (pain-relieving) effects may help manage pain without relying on potentially addictive medications.

If you want to see if hyperbaric oxygen therapy is right for you, contact our hyperbaric medical center in Hollywood, Florida to meet with our doctor on staff. We can help create a plan to help you with military PTSD.

If you’re a military veteran struggling with PTSD, remember, you’re not alone. There are many effective resources available to help you manage PTSD and live a fulfilling life.

Here are some helpful resources:

National Center for PTSD:

The Wounded Warrior Project:

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI):

Medical Studies for HBOT & PTSD

Hyperbaric Oxygenation Therapy for Mild Traumatic Brain Injury and Moderate Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

A Randomized Controlled Trial (2020): This study in the Military Medicine journal found HBOT improved symptoms in patients with PTSD and mild TBI.


Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy for the Treatment of Severe Combat-Related PTSD

A Case Report (2015): This case report in the Journal of Applied Physiology describes a significant improvement in a patient’s PTSD symptoms after HBOT treatment. 


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Conditions Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Supports

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From chronic illnesses and autoimmune conditions, to sleep disorders and plastic surgery recovery, our Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy is designed to navigate a wide array of health challenges, guiding you towards optimal wellness through targeted, individualized strategies.

What Medical Conditions Are Covered By My Health Insurance?

Currently, we do not accept insurance for HBOT.

FDA Approved Conditions
We Manage

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) currently recognizes Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) for 14 medical conditions, all of which are generally covered.

Below, you will find links to resources pertaining to the FDA approved conditions and use cases for Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy. If you have any questions, schedule a consultation with our Hyperbaric Medical Doctor. 

Non-Insurance Covered Conditions We Manage

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) may also benefit many other conditions not yet approved by the FDA. 

Use of HBOT for over 60 medical conditions is approved by other countries around the world and supported by significant, long-standing research. Below is a list of non-covered conditions that have major researched benefits yet to be approved by insurance.

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy FAQ

Answers to Frequently Asked Questions

From chronic illnesses and autoimmune conditions, to sleep disorders and plastic surgery recovery, our Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy is designed to navigate a wide array of health challenges, guiding you towards optimal wellness through targeted, individualized strategies.

Generally, HBOT is considered safe when administered under the supervision of a qualified healthcare professional in a reputable facility. However, it’s essential to understand both the potential benefits and risks before undergoing treatment.

Here’s a breakdown of safety considerations:

Minimal side effects: Most people experience only mild, temporary side effects like ear pressure, fatigue, and sinus discomfort. These usually resolve quickly on their own or with simple measures.

Non-invasive and painless: The treatment itself is comfortable and does not involve needles or surgery.

No drug interactions: HBOT doesn’t interact with medications unless specifically noted by your doctor.

The number of sessions required depends on the condition and individual response. Typically, a treatment plan involving multiple sessions over several weeks is needed. Speak to our Hyperbaric Medical Doctor to get guidance on if Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy is right for you and your condition, and what you can expect in each of your sessions.

At our Hyperbaric Therapy Wellness Center in Hollywood! We provide expertly administered hyperbaric treatments overseen by Dr. Safa Maklad, a hyperbaric certified physician. We are committed to upholding stringent hyperbaric safety protocols and ensure the highest standards of care.

The office offers 100% cotton robes to wear during your treatment. During your consultation, we will thoroughly discuss the list of approved and restricted items for the chamber.

It’s best to have a light meal several hours beforehand to avoid nausea. Avoid heavy meals and alcohol within 24 hours of your session.

Staying hydrated beforehand can help your body absorb oxygen more efficiently. Maintaining a healthy lifestyle through diet and exercise may also enhance treatment outcomes.

Some people experience increased energy and improved focus after a session. Others might feel tired or have slight muscle aches, which usually resolve within a day or two.

Treatment response varies depending on the condition being treated and individual factors. It’s crucial to follow our recommended treatment plan and discuss any noticeable changes or lack of progress after several sessions.

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