I recently bought a newtowne chamber & airsep oxygen concentrator & i just wanted to say that if anyone is looking for help or to buy one,If you are buying through this site, I just want to put this out there, because of the wonderful customer service and answers to any and all of my questions. Michelle Faber has been wonderful throughout this whole process. I bought a chamber through her from a 3rd party. I know, this can be intimidating, however, not only has she been there every step of the way, she has been able to hook me up with the manufacturer to fix some scrapes on the chamber at no extra cost. She has also helped me make sure my o2 concentrator is working at an optimal level. This woman is an amazing blessing. I’ve never had such phenomenal customer service and true care. So, if you’ve been considering this as a health investment, I highly recommend you go through her.
As a professional counselor, I have seen hyperbaric oxygen therapy help Epilepsy many times, the inflammation decreases permanently and fixes the issues that the epilepsy caused. Many studies and personal experiences have shown huge brain and nerve improvements, even 10-20 years after injuries that includes concussions, brain injury and other brain trauma.
Background: In 1996, my then 15-year old son sustained a severe traumatic brain injury as the result of a car accident. He spent 3 weeks in ICU, another 3 weeks in the multi-trauma center at the hospital, then was transferred to a world renowned rehabilitation hospital where he spent 3 months as an inpatient and another 3 months as a full time out patient. According to scans, he had lost about 1/3 of his gray matter. Upon discharge, I was told “what you see is what you get— there may be some minor changes — but, essentially this is it”. And, what I “saw” was a 16 year old child who required 24 hour care. He had NO day-to-day memory. His executive functions were nil. He was still very unsteady on his feet (so couldn’t go up/down stairs), etc., etc.
I had heard of hyperbaric oxygen before we left the hospital, and asked about it. I was told in no uncertain terms that we shouldn’t even consider it — it was too risky. We were told “he’s doing so well!” And, in fact, he WAS doing well — much, much better than anyone had anticipated given the severity of his injury (nobody thought he would live). But…life as he knew it was over.
As soon as he was discharged, we jumped into action, throwing EVERYTHING against the wall and hoping something would stick. Probably most effective of the therapies we tried during that first year at home was Samonas Sound Therapy (a shame this is not as readily available today). But, I kept hearing about hyperbaric oxygen and wondering about it. Around that time I accompanied my husband to a convention in Florida where he was speaking. Realizing that we were very close by Dr. Neubauer’s office, I decided I would try to “stop in”. Dr. Neubauer himself met with me and couldn’t have been more gracious, compassionate and knowledgeable. He invited my husband and me into a little room filled with hundreds of VCR tapes and a TV with player. We watched video after video of (mostly) young children regaining their lives following near drownings, etc., etc. It was absolutely incredible and inspirational. I was also convinced there really was no downside, i.e. this was NOT a risky thing for our son to undertake.
We decided to take him to see Dr. Harch, generally recognized today as the leading HBO expert in the United States. He performed several SPECT scans and a dive to assure that our son DID respond to this kind of treatment. He could see his brain “lighting up”. There were also physical improvements after just one “dive” (he couldn’t “hop” before — and all of a sudden, immediately following the treatment, he could hop!)
So, 2 1/2 years following his injury, and after seeking out a hyperbaric chamber near our home, we proceeded to follow Dr. Harch’s protocol/instructions and spent about 1 month doing daily “dives”.
RESULT: I really wanted to have objective evidence whether or not HBO was effective, so, as our son was then 18 years old, I had him take his SAT’s before we started treatment and then again, after. Before treatment, he scored in the 15th percentile (which we were actually thrilled with and thought it was probably the result of the sound therapy we were doing). His SAT taken following treatment was scored at about the 50th PERCENTILE!!!!! Truly the difference between living independently and needing ongoing care. Some deficits remained; but, he has been able to compensate for most of them. (Side note: I showed the test scores to the doctor who had told us “what you see is what you get” — he told me that he “couldn’t possibly suggest this therapy to other parents, because as it wasn’t approved for reimbursement, someone might mortgage their home!” If anyone is wondering — while we didn’t need to mortgage our home to provide this treatment, it is something we would have done in a heartbeat; the trade-off hardly needs explanation). Although — it is important to mention that not everyone may have the same life-changing results that our son experienced.
TODAY: Our son is now 41 years old. He is married with a 10 year old (smart-as-a-whip) daughter. He has a full time job; he drives; he lives a VERY good life! He is probably the most inspirational person I know — he is always upbeat — and is always grateful about EVERYTHING. He continues to use a hyperbaric oxygen chamber periodically (he has a soft-sided one in his home) which we credit for the fact that his cognition has not seemed to decline over the years. (Note: we were told by his doctors that he would probably have full dementia by the time he hit 30 years old. Fortunately, they were wrong.).
Needless to say, my husband and I are HUGE advocates of using hyperbaric oxygen! In fact, as we’ve gotten older and have concerns about our own (declining) level of cognition, our first therapeutic “intervention” is to get a chamber in our house (arriving in March!). We can’t wait to start using it!
Wow, is all I can say! I had tingling in my toes over the last nine years from taking migraine medication. I now have full feeling back in my toes. In addition, I had lost all of her cartilage in my knee and wasn’t able to exercise. I can now and run again. My husband had the beginning stages of Alzheimer’s disease and so had sporadic mood swings. His mood has changed. He tends to laugh and not get the anger spurts he used to have. And to top it all off, a better love life for both of us, which is the icing on the cake…Hyperbaric therapy works!
I did 5 days a week for 8 wks and i feel better than i have since 2002. Chronic fatigue since 1996 after severe case of epstein barr. . Had gradually improved to an almost normal schedule. Then had relapse in 2002. I sleep better. Wake up better. Think better. Can handle physical exertion without it messing up my blood pressure ) neural mediated HYPOtension. I keep asking myself, is this what NORMAL people feel like?!?! So grateful.
My wife suffered from MS. In her weakened state she could only walk using two crutches. She became dedicated to her home Hyperbaric Therapy sessions, spending 3 hours a day enjoying her chamber. Along with nutritional therapy, and after a year of therapy, my wife can now walk a full hour and a half. No more crutches. Shes LIKE NEW!
My brother bought a chamber, an oxygen concentrator and a QRS PEMF mat from me a few months back. At the time he had a score of 9 out of 10 for Prostate cancer which was classified as terminal. In addition, he couldn’t get out of bed because his pituitary was non-functional. my brother would spend 2-4 hours inside the chamber and used the PEMF mat, along with quitting sugar. The oxygen allowed him to finally go back to work. His tumor is now shrunk and is almost all gone. And of course, shall we be surprised? The doctors can’t believe it was accomplished by Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy. LOL
Happy New Year! The chamber is working well and Dr. Bob feels that he is improving since having a stroke 6 years ago.
My Hyperbaric Clinic has been open since 2015. Throught the years, I’ve treated at least 10 patients with Cancer. We do an hour a day, 5 days a week and I’m thrilled to announce that every one of them has reduced their cancer markers from double to single digit.
We started at a center using a Hard chamber at 1.5ATA (TBI recommendation) with 100% oxygen. I researched and researched with the idea of wanting to continue. Of course, this kind of talk is out there all over with many comparing studies and trials without seeing any “proven” benefits. If I would have stopped there, and trusted that as being the “TRUTH”, we wouldn’t be where we are today. I found both this group (mHBOT) and Brady Beard HBOT Facebook group with real experiences from real people. You all sold me! I have shared with many people these two groups because it is true. It’s amazing the true benefits we are seeing here. I am so glad and grateful we moved forward with purchasing our own mild hyperbaric chamber using an oxygen concentrator for added o2. Keith is now at 149 dives since Jan 2019. His prescription suggests he dives 5 days a week for 1 hr each time in the chronic phase, with the plan to back off to 2-3 times during the non chronic phase. He will continue here for a total of 2-3 years of use. He has made many gains in his recovery, as I have shared plenty .Yes, of course he does many alternative therapes so what really is making the difference? I will say I truly believe the extra oxygen he gets under pressure is making all the gains from all the therapies and exercise possible! I feel BLESSED to have found both of these groups and believe using mHBOT is helping my husband heal from a severe TBI with a DAI beyond a place we ever could have imagined! https://www.facebook.com/groups/905002863004596/
I’m a chronic Lyme sufferer. I was bit around 10 yrs old and diagnosed at 37. I’ve struggled with inflammation, chronic fatigue, fibro and mold toxicity and many other auto immune conditions.
Over the last several years my LLMD has stated there wasn’t much else we could do… stem cell or maybe I would need to go on ss disability as I just may not be able to work…. I’m 42 and have had low points of wanting to give up and leave this world BUT I have a husband and kids and I just had to keep going and searching for treatment options bc status quo wasn’t OK. I’ve just kept searching and trying things… oils, acupuncture, functional meds, natural paths, magnesium advocacy consults, homeopathy you name it I’ve likely done it….. yet nothing relieved the heavy blanket of fatigue….
Well I’m here to share that I’ve finally found a treatment that has lifted the fatigue and it happened pretty early into treatment.Mild Hyperbaric Chamber therapy MHBOT! I’ve now done 36 sessions and over 40 hrs and I’m feeling better than I have in 30 yrs. my fatigue melted away!! By the 10th session I started seeing fatigue improvement. It’s continued to get better. I actually purchased my own machine. This is all to say keep searching keep hoping. Be your own advocate and find a treatment that works for you.I hope for healing for you all!
— Thanks to Michelle Faber for her help!
As far as the chamber, we got the Newtowne 34” military chamber through Michelle Faber on here – her website is https://hyperbariccentral.com/
We had a great experience with her. We raised funds through gofundme.com (for past things we pulled money out of our retirement accounts, and yes we paid penalties but it was worth it; so we were all tapped out and decided to ask our loved ones for help).
Some pointers and info that has helped us (from questions we had from loved ones):
~WHAT IS THE CHAMBER LIKE?
It is completely white on this inside with two small windows. Daddy says it feels like being inside of an exercise ball. There is a thin mattress on the bottom and we put several pillows and a couple battery operated fans in there for comfort.
~WHAT DO THEY DO IN THERE THE WHOLE TIME?
Daddy reads, does crossword puzzles, draws, meditates… Our son watches shows on his ipad or lays by Daddy and listens to him read.
~DO THEY GET CLAUSTROPHOBIC?
Our son has never seemed to be bothered by it. Daddy said it was hard the first few times but he got past it pretty quickly. They do have the windows they can look out of and it’s actually pretty roomy in there. Our son can sit up all the way and still has plenty of room; Daddy has to sit at an angle.
~ARE THERE ANY SIDE EFFECTS?
At first they had to learn to pop their ears, but now we just make sure to pressurize slowly and they have a water bottle in case they need to take a few sips and help clear their ears. Daddy has reported feeling energized at times and feeling cranky at other times. We started giving him some extra electrolytes/minerals before the dives and that has helped with the cranky feeling.
~DOES OUR SON WEAR THE OXYGEN MASK?
Yes! At first, we just had it sitting beside him and let him get familiar with it. Then we had him put it on for a few minutes and we kept upping the amount of time he wore it in each session until he was wearing it for the entire session.
Hope this helps someone! Have a great holiday season!
Here is my Anti-Aging Testimonial from me and my wife on my 30th dive.
Along with Hyperbaric also use the QRS PEMF mat we purchased from Michelle. Before, the mat, used my wife and she required recovery time. Now she feels energized. 🙂
Amazing Experience with QRS PEMF together with Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
— Luis is doing great he had so far 13 treatments, already his speech is turning into sentences, small one’s but you can tell he’s understanding what I’m saying so he is responding, we have accomplished so much already, it is given him hope we are so excited, I’ve done 17 treatments so far I can’t tell you the amazing energy and the fog in my brain has lifted I could get addicted to hbot for sure.