Hyperbaric Oxygen for Treatment of Stroke & Traumatic Brain Injuries
by David A. Steenblock, BS, MS, DO
This research paper was presented at the National Stroke Association Conference in Boston, October 16-18, 1997.
Oxygen is Mother Nature’s most natural drug, most important nutrient and the element most essential to life. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy is a unique and important treatment which uses oxygen under pressure for the correction and healing of stroke and traumatically brain injured (TBI) individuals. The first clinical use of hyperbaric oxygen for the treatment of stroke patients was reported in 1965 and many studies have been done since then proving its safety and effectiveness.