Hyperbaric Oxygen in Edmonton
Hyperbaric Chamber Treatments & IV Therapy
Stroke, Concussion & Brain Injury Treatment in Edmonton
A Modern Hyperbaric Facility in Edmonton
Two state-of-the-art Hyperbaric Monoplace Chambers
Full body 100% oxygen hyperbaric pressurization without hoods or masks
Large 36" clear acrylic chambers for maximum comfort
Hyperbaric Oxygen Research:
- Brain Injury
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Cerebral Palsy
- Post MI
- Radiation injury
- Chemo Recovery
Sports & Athletics
- Injury Healing
- Brain Health
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Our Naturopathic Doctors will formulate a custom treatment protocol
First, a review of medications, allergies, past treatments and medical history
Advanced functional medicine testing is usually run (eg. nutrient testing)
Hyperbaric Oxygen, IV Therapy, supplements and dietary changes often used
Stroke treatment is one of the best researched indications for Hyperbaric Therapy.
Select Hyperbaric Stroke treatment data:
Efrati et al.(2013) - 74 chronic stroke patients treated with Hyperbaric Oxygen.
Patients experienced significant neurological improvements.
Schiavo (2020) - 27 chronic Stroke patients treated with Hyperbaric Oxygen.
Patients demonstrated significant improvements in numerous Stroke related assessment scales.
IV Treatment in Stroke: Preliminary data suggests that NAD+ can enhance recovery in stroke improving neural functional recovery.
IV NAD+ is a central therapy we consider for treatment of Stroke at our Edmonton Clinic.
See our entire Stroke Treatment Section
Brain Injury & Concussion Treatment
Brain Injury & Concussion are amongst the most commonly sought out reasons for HBO.
Select Brain Injury & Concussion treatment data:
Boussi-Gross (2013) - 56 patients with mild Traumatic Brain Injury with Post Concussion Syndrome (up to 5 years after the injury and 40 Hyperbaric sessions were given)
A significant improvement was observed in all cognitive measures.
Harch (2020) - 63 patients with mild Traumatic Brain Injury with Post Concussion Syndrome (up to 4.6 years after the injury) and 40 Hyperbaric sessions were given.
Significant improvements in Post Concussion and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder symptoms.
IV Treatment in Brain Injury:
Preliminary Data suggests that NAD+ can aid in preventing TBI-induced neuronal death.
Therefore, IV NAD+ is a central therapy we consider for the treatment of Head Injury at our Edmonton Clinic in conjunction with IV Glutathione.
See our entire Brain Injury & Concussion Treatment section.
About Hyperbaric Oxygen
Hyperbaric chambers can increase plasma oxygen levels up to 20x
This dramatically increases tissue oxygen content to enhance tissue metabolism.
HBOT is effective in increasing oxygen to injured areas that have poor blood supply.
With brain injury, additional oxygenation is needed to supersede the high levels already required.
It's all about healing.
These effects ultimately amount to enhanced healing across different tissue types.
Tissue Hyperoxygenation: Hyperoxygenation provides an oxygen rich setting for tissue metabolism.
Less Edema: Hyperbaric Treatment reduces edema through its blood vessel constricting actions.
Collagen Formation: Hyperbaric increases Fibroblast proliferation (the cells that make collagen).
Enhanced Immune Activity: Increased Oxygenation enhances leukocytic activity (white blood cells).
See our About Hyperbaric Oxygen Section & Hyperbaric FAQ
About IV Therapy
IV Therapy gives 100% absorption for nutrient levels impossible orally.
TruMed focuses on providing Edmonton with a wide range of IV Therapy .
We've administered over 10 000 IV Therapy treatments for a range of conditions.
Our Naturopathic doctors will provide you with a custom IV Therapy formula.
Advanced Alternative Medicine.
IV Therapy Effects
100% absorption - IV Therapy is not hindered by issues with the digestive tract - IV Therapy guarantees 100% absorption of a given dose and no gastrointestinal side effects.
Higher blood levels - Gastrointestinal saturation is "side-stepped" by IV Therapy and we can administer dramatically higher doses of nutrients which translates to higher blood levels.
Higher cellular levels - IV Therapy provides an opportunity for deficient cells to take up nutrients in an easier fashion, and allow them to repair or restore function.
Higher brain levels - As blood levels are increased, nutrient passage across the blood brain barrier increases as well which is helpful for Brain Injury such as Concussion and Stroke.
Pharmacologic effects - Larger doses made available through IV Therapy allow nutrients to have pharmacologic effects, that is, effects above and beyond their normal biochemical roles.
Rapid results - We have a preference for IV Therapy for our Edmonton patients because the effects are often extremely rapid which is rarely seen with other methods.
Over 10 000 IV Therapy treatments given since 2011
4 Naturopathic Doctors with different special interests
2 State of the art Monoplace Hyperbaric Chambers
1 Modern Massive Facility in Central Edmonton
Modern Naturopathic Medicine.
More about Naturopathic Doctors
Naturopathic Doctors have 7-8 years of post secondary education
Trained in western diagnostic methods in addition to natural treatment modalities.
We offer Edmonton modern Functional Medicine testing and treatment
Our Best Naturopathic Treatments:
Hyperbaric Medicine: Hyperbaric Medicine is one of TruMed's most powerful modalities.
Precise Herbal Medicine: Standardized evidence based plant extracts to have specific reproducible results.
Functional Medicine Treatments: Evidence backed treatments based on your specific test results.
Personalized Dietary Changes: Testing guides the dietary augmentation for diets that are specific to you.
Natural Medicine. Upgraded.
UHMS Approved Hyperbaric Indications
1. Air or Gas Embolism
Gas embolism occurs when gas bubbles enter vessels.
2a) CO Poisoning
The injuries caused by CO poisoning.
2b) CO Poisoning with Cyanide
Frequently occurs simultaneously in victims of CO
3. Gas gangrene
A rapidly progressive clostridial infection of the muscles
4. Crush Injury
Body part injury & pressure causing ischemia
5. Decompression sickness
"The Bends" - formation of gas bubbles in tissues or blood
6a) Arterial inefficiencies
Central retinal artery occlusion causes sudden vision loss.
6b) Arterial Inefficiencies
Enhancement of Healing In Selected Problem Wounds
7. Severe Anemia
Marked loss of red blood cell mass by hemorrhage etc.
8. Intracranial Abscess
Includes: cerebral abscess, subdural & epidural empyema
9. Necrotizing Infections
Highly lethal tissue destroying infections
10. Osteomyelitis (Refractory)
An unresponsive infection of bone or bone marrow
11.Delayed Radiation Injury
HBO is well studied for delayed radiation injuries
12. Grafts and Flaps
HBO has been shown to be extremely useful in flap salvage
13. Acute Thermal Burn Injury
HBO can improve wound healing and reduce infection
14. Sudden Hearing Loss
The most recently approved UHMS HBO indication
Oriani et al (1990) studied 44 MS patients - 22 in the 100% Hyperbaric Oxygen group and 22 in the compressed normal air group.
In the Hyperbaric group, 14/22 reported benefits vs. 2/22 in the Hyperbaric air group reporting benefit.
Neubauer and End (1980) used Hyperbaric Oxygen in 122 patients with acute and chronic strokes.
Of 79 patients chronic stroke patients who received Hyperbaric treatment 65% reported an improvement in the quality of life.
Texas A&M University - Lyme patients underwent up to 40 1 hour Hyperbaric Oxygen Treatments.
Improvement or resolution of symptoms was observed 68/75 subjects within 3 weeks of completing treatment.
Yagishita (2019) looked at 32 rugby players with MCL injury.
The time to return to play was 31 days in the Hyperbaric group and 42 days in the non-Hyperbaric group.
Harch et al. 2012 looked at 15 war veterans with TBI/Post-Concussion Syndrome and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder treated for 30 days.
12/15 subjects (80%) reported improvement in a majority of their symptoms on their prioritized symptom list after HBOT.
Hachmo 2020 looked at Telomere Length (TL) and senescence in immune cells.
Telomere length of T helper, T cytotoxic, natural killer and B cells increased significantly by over 20% following HBOT.
Our Top IV Therapies:
We've given thousands of Myers Cocktail IV treatments to our Edmonton patients.
The Myers synergizes with HBOT as they both drive oxidative phosphorylation.
IV Glutathione is mainlining pure anti-oxidant magic.
It's neuroprotective - additive effects are expected with Hyperbaric for neurological repair.
NAD IV is powerful way to rev up mitochondrial function.
IV NAD and Hyperbaric Oxygen drive oxidative phosphorylation, like the Myers.
IV Plaquex can provide additional phospholipids for cellular repair.
IV Phospholipids synergize with IV Glutathione for nervous system repair.
IV Therapy can be done before or after Hyperbaric Treatment.
Check out our IV Therapy page.
Top Hyperbaric Oxygen FAQ
What is Hyperbaric Oxygen ?
Hyperbaric Oxygen is the medical use of 100% oxygen at increased atmospheric pressure.
Most Hyperbaric Treatments are between 1.5 and 2.0 atmospheres of pressure.
How does Hyperbaric Oxygen Work?
The increase of pressure dissolves more oxygen into blood and body tissues.
This oxygen saturation enhances healing.
How many Hyperbaric Treatments do I need?
For most conditions, patients are treated once a day - scheduled Monday through Friday.
For brain injury, the effects are gradual and 20 - 40 treatments may be required.
What will I feel during the Hyperbaric Oxygen Treatment?
You will definitely feel a fullness in your ears as your eardrums adjust.
You will have to "crack" your ears to balance the pressure.
The chamber temperature tends to increase as pressurization occurs.
How soon can someone start to feel better from HBOT?
This is strongly dependent on the condition being treated.
Anywhere from 3 - 40 treatments may be needed depending on the condition.
See our entire FAQ section
Hyperbaric Oxygen Facts
Fact 1: Safety - Generally speaking, no serious complications are associated with moderate pressure Hyperbaric Oxygen Treatment.
Fact 2: Efficacy - The accumulated data supporting Hyperbaric Oxygen is staggering - tremendous data is available for HBOT in non UHMS conditions.
Fact 3: Synergy - Hyperbaric medicine is strongly synergistic with many Naturopathic and Functional medicine treatments like IV Therapy.
IV Therapy FAQ
What's in the IVs?
Our custom IV blends use Vitamins, Minerals, Amino Acids, and Anti-oxidants.
Our standard "Myers' Cocktail" has B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B12, Magnesium and Vitamin C.
How does IV Therapy work?
IV Therapy places nutrients directly into the blood stream and cells are "flooded" with nutrients.
This allows for specific pharmacologic functionality of nutrients when their levels reach certain quantities.
IV Therapy also allows for higher brain levels of nutrients for brain injury.
What does IV Therapy cost in Edmonton?
Here are some general prices, but feel free to call the clinic if you're looking for more specifics:
IV NAD starting at $185
Myers Cocktail IV starting at $175
IV Vitamin C starting at $175
Do I need a consultation before trying an IV?
All new IV patients require a consult before starting IV Therapy.
However, the initial IV Therapy consultation with one of our Naturopathic Doctors is complimentary.
How often do you get an IV?
How often you need an IV depends on what health concerns we're trying to address.
For instance, for Fatigue, our Naturopaths typically administer one IV per week for 3-4 weeks.
How quickly does IV Therapy work?
IV Treatments can work really quickly.
For mood and cognitive enhancement, many see positive effects within 24 hours.
Can I do both Hyperbaric Oxygen and IV Therapy ?
IV Therapy treatments can be given both before or after Hyperbaric Oxygen.
Top Reasons to visit TruMed:
Hyperbaric Oxygen: TruMed has brought Edmonton powerful Hyperbaric Oxygen with strong data for treatment in brain conditions such as Stroke & Concussion.
Nutritional IV Therapy: We provide Edmonton with modern Naturopathic IV Treatments helpful in an assortment of health issues including Brain Injury & Fatigue.
Functional Medicine: Our Naturopathic Doctors have modern Functional Medicine Training and use Functional testing to get to the root of concerns.
Complete hormone Testing: Our Clinic provides Edmonton with all available test modalities: blood, urine, saliva to get an accurate understanding of our cases.
Food Allergy Testing: Our Naturopaths proudly provide Edmonton with numerous science backed food allergy & food sensitivity tests.
Evidence Based Medicine: Naturopaths at TruMed typically emphasize treatments that are backed by clinical trials, published studies and case reports.
Are TruMed's Naturopathic services covered by AB health?
Naturopathic Doctors in Edmonton and Alberta are private providers and costs are out of pocket unless you have benefit plans with Naturopath care coverage.
How much do treatments cost?
Hyperbaric Treatment is usually $195 for 60 minutes.
What training do TruMed's Naturopathic Doctors have?
All Naturopathic doctors in Edmonton and Alberta have a ton of training.
Everyone has a four year Naturopathic doctorate - minimum of 7 years post secondary.
What conditions do your Naturopaths deal with?
All three Naturopaths at TruMed have general Naturopathic practices but with regards to Hyperbaric Treatment we frequently see Stroke, Brain Injury and Concussion at our Edmonton Clinic.
Check out our larger FAQ section
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Advanced Testing in Edmonton, including food allergy, urinary hormone and thyroid testing.
Special focus in Hyperbaric Oxygen & IV Therapy
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