Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Chamber of Hope

Today I got good news.  Chamber of Hope called me and we have scheduled Finn to start receiving free Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Treatments (HBOT) at the end of this month.  Finn will go 5 days a week for an hour each time for at least one month.  This is a huge time commitment as we will be driving to St. Petersburg every day.  We are hoping to see positive results in the areas of immunity, allergies, speech, hearing among others.  I will keep you posted on his progress.  We have met parents of children with ASD that attribute their children's speech development to HBOT.

The following is a list of many conditions with documented benefit from hyperbaric oxygen therapy as an “off-label” treatment:
· Autism/ Autistic Spectrum Disorders
· Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome AIDS/ HIV
· Allergies, Asthma, Immunity
· ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis)
· Alzheimer’s
· Arthritis- Rheumatoid, Osteoarthritis, Osteoarthrosis
· Atherosclerosis
· Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD / ADHD)
· Bells Palsy
· Brain Injury / Encephalopathy
· Burns
· Cerebral Palsy (CP)
· Cancer
· Chronic Fatigue Immune Dysfunction/ CFIDS/ CFS
· Coma
· Cosmetic Surgery/ Plastic Surgery
· Crohn’s Disease
· Dementia
· Depression
· Diabetes
· Epilepsy/ Seizure Disorders
· Fibromyalgia
· General Health
· Hearing Loss
· Heart Disease/ Cardiac
· Hepatitis
· Infection
· Injury Healing
· Interstitial Cystitis
· Lupus
· Lyme Disease
· Macular Degeneration
· Memory Loss
· Menopause Symptoms
· Migraines
· Multiple Chemical Sensitivity
· Multiple Sclerosis
· Near Drowning
· Neuropathy
· Ocular (Eye) Conditions
· Orthopedic
· Osteoporosis
· Parkinson’s
· Post-Polio
· Post- Surgery / Plastic Surgery
· Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy/ RSD
· Rheumatoid Arthritis
· Rheumatic Diseases
· Seizures
· Spinal Cord Injury
· Sports Performance & Injury
· Stroke
· Surgery/ Post Surgery
· Traumatic Brain Injury
· General Wound Healing and Post Surgery Healing

The following is a list of the fifteen conditions that are FDA approved for treatment with hyperbaric therapy. These conditions are typically reimbursed by insurance and include:
· Actinomycosis
· Air or Gas Embolism
· Carbon Monoxide Poisoning and Smoke Inhalation
· Clostridial Myonecrosis (Gas Gangrene)
· Cyanide poisoning
· Crush Injury, Compartment Syndrome, and other Acute Traumatic Ischemias
· Decompression Sickness
· Diabetic Wounds*
· Necrotizing Soft Tissue Infections
· Osteomyelitis (Refractory)
· Radiation Tissue Damage (Osteoradionecrosis)
· Severe Anemia
· Skin Grafts and Flaps (Compromised)
· Thermal Burns
*Must meet the following criteria
· Patient has Diabetes type I or II with a lower extremity wound due to the condition
· Patient has wound classified as Wagner grade II or higher
· Patient has failed adequate course of standard wound therapy

(Taken from chamberofhope.org)

Chamber of Hope is an amazing organization that provides free Hyberbaric Oxygen Therapy treatments.  This is huge as it is so expensive and can run between $20,000 and $40,000 to receive the treatments.   Please check out their website for additional information...

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