AVIV Clinic sponsoring PTSD Veterans
AVIV Clinics in The Villages, Florida is offering no-cost Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy to treat Veterans with PTSD. The announcement comes on the heels of the latest report of the safety and efficacy of Hyperbaric Oxygenation to treat and help heal brain wounds suffered by service members [here].
Dr Shai Efrati and his team at the Sagol Center in Tel Aviv released their newest report on PTSD earlier this year. The study is available here.
CONCLUSION: HBOT improved symptoms, brain microstructure and functionality in veterans with treatment resistant PTSD.
The results of that research further reinforces the results of the VA Pilot Demonstration that showed improvement in PTSD symptoms in over 30 Veterans treated over a three year period in private clinics in Tulsa, San Antonio, and Fargo ND.
Israeli Study Shows New Therapy Can Dramatically Reduce PTSD Symptoms, Many No Longer Had Illness: Report
By Ryan Saavedra Feb 23, 2022 DailyWire.com
A Tel Aviv University-led research study reportedly found that oxygen therapy can dramatically reduce the symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and was so successful that half of those who underwent the therapy were no longer deemed to have PTSD at the conclusion of the treatment regimen.
The study was “based on use of hyperbaric oxygen chambers by 18 IDF veterans with post-trauma,” The Times of Israel reported. “Hyperbaric oxygen is not currently used for any significant PTSD treatments, and the scientists who conducted the study say it could open a new avenue to help people battling the disorder.”
“We’ve started in this research to treat PTSD in a way that seeks to effect on actual physical changes in the brain,” Dr. Keren Doenyas-Barak, part of the team behind the study, told The Times of Israel. “This approach doesn’t rely on psychological tools. It’s biological, not psychological, so it represents something fresh.”
“Today we understand that treatment-resistant PTSD is caused by a biological wound in brain tissues, which obstructs attempts at psychological and psychiatric treatments,” Professor Shai Efrati, who participated in leading the research, said. “With the new HBOT protocols, we can activate mechanisms that repair the wounded brain tissue. The treatment induces reactivation and proliferation of stem cells, as well as generation of new blood vessels and increased brain activity, ultimately restoring the functionality of the wounded tissues. Our study paves the way to a better understanding of the connection between mind and body.”
To apply, call The AVIV Clinic at: (352) 488-2848