Hyperbaric Oxygen in Edmonton
Hyperbaric Chamber Treatments & IV Therapy
Stroke, Concussion & Brain Injury Treatment in Edmonton
Before starting any treatments, our Naturopathic Doctors will do a case history to determine if your case can benefit from Hyperbaric Oxygen, IV Therapy or any other Naturopathic treatments, as well as to rule out any contraindications to care.
It usually takes 2-3 weeks to get an appointment at our Edmonton Clinic for treatment.
Most commonly we see patients with Brain injury, Concussion, Stroke, Athletic Injury and Lyme Disease seeking out our Hyperbaric or IV Treatment at our Edmonton Clinic.
Bring previous labs to your first visit or be able to log into the MyHealth Alberta app.
For Treatment of Stroke, Brain Injury and Concussion with Hyperbaric Medicine and IV Therapy you will have a complimentary assessment by a Naturopathic Doctor at our Clinic in Edmonton
Your Treatment Plan
Your Naturopathic Doctor will suggest an appropriate protocol for your particular concern - Treatment of Stroke, Concussion, Brain or Athletic Injury usually consists of Hyperbaric Care, IV Therapy and Supplements.
When it comes to IV Therapy treatment, many times benefits are seen within 24 hours so this is tracked weekly whereas Hyperbaric Treatment of Concussion, Stroke and Brain Injury is usually tracked on a monthly basis.
We've streamlined the process for Edmontonians to try our treatments.
We offer complementary IV Therapy & Hyperbaric Treatment consultations
Most commonly we treat Concussion, Brain Injury & Stroke with our Hyperbaric Chambers
A wide array of IV Therapy treatments are offered covering many common clinical conditions.
Your Naturopathic doctor may also recommend supplements, diet changes or testing.
Stroke can be a sudden and devastating diagnosis and unfortunately standard treatments frequently give suboptimal results.
Stroke treatment is one of the best researched indications for Hyperbaric Treatment and for this reason we regularly incorporate Hyperbaric Treatment into the Stroke protocols at our Edmonton Clinic.
Select Stroke treatment data:
Schiavo (2020) - 27 stroke patients with upper extremity dysfunction (3 – 48 months after the injury, 40 sessions were given at 90 minutes).
Compared to baseline, the intervention group demonstrated significant improvements numerous Stroke related assessment scales compared to the control group.
Neubauer and End (1980) - 79 chronic stroke patients received Hyperbaric Treatment (up to 9 years after the initial injury, anywhere from 10 - 90 treatments were given with many patients only receiving 10 treatments).
65% reported an improvement in the quality of life.
Efrati et al.(2013) - 74 chronic stroke patients received Hyperbaric Treatment (6 – 36 months after the injury, 40 sessions were given).
Hyperbaric Oxygen Treatment led to significant neurological improvements.
The Klausenbach Study - 50 chronic stroke patients receiving Hyperbaric Treatment (anywhere from 3 weeks to 5 years post incident, about 30 treatments were given).
All of the 50 patients in this series showed positive improvement.
IV Treatment in Stroke: Preliminary Data suggests that NAD+ can enhance recovery in stroke: increased number of neural stem cells, improved neural functional recovery, increased survival rate.
Therefore, IV NAD+ is a central we consider for the treatment of Stroke at our Edmonton Clinic which is enhanced by the addition of IV Vitamins.
See our entire Stroke Treatment Section
Brain Injury & Concussion Treatment
Head Injury & Concussion are challenging health problems, however, Alternative Medicine does offer some promising options.
At our Edmonton clinic, Brain Injury & Concussion are amongst the most commonly sought out reasons for Hyperbaric Treatment as the data supporting its use is strong.
Furthermore, our Clinic has found that incorporation of IV Therapy for Brain Injury & Concussion treatment can yield rapid results even in longstanding injury.
Select Brain Injury & Concussion treatment data:
Harch (2012) - 16 patients with mild to moderate Traumatic Brain Injury and Post Concussion Syndrome and each patient received 40 Hyperbaric sessions.
Twelve of 15 (80%) had an improvement in the majority of their symptoms.
Boussi-Gross (2013) - 56 patients with mild Traumatic Brain Injury with Post Concussive Syndrome (up to 5 years after the initial injury injury and 40 Hyperbaric sessions were given)
A significant improvement was observed in all cognitive measures: Information Processing Speed, Attention, Memory, and Executive Functions and effect sizes were medium to large.
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, memory, cognitive functions, depression, anxiety, sleep, and quality of life.
IV Treatment in Brain Injury:
Therefore, IV NAD+ is a central we consider for the treatment of Head Injury at our Edmonton Clinic which is enhanced by the addition of IV Vitamins and in particular IV Glutathione has been particularly helpful for some of our brain injury patients.
See our entire Brain Injury & Concussion Treatment section.
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IV Therapy Effects
100% absorption - IV Therapy is not hindered by issues with the digestive tract. Many factors affect how nutrients are absorbed when taken orally, but IV Therapy guarantees 100% absorption of a given dose and no gastrointestinal side effects as can be seen with oral nutrients.
Higher blood levels - Oral consumption of nutrients like Vitamin C and Magnesium often reach gastrointestinal saturation at a particular level, this is "side-stepped" by IV Therapy and our Naturopaths can administer dramatically higher doses of nutrients which translates to higher blood levels.
Higher cellular levels - IV Therapy administration of nutrients allows nutrient uptake in cells against less of a concentration gradient as blood levels are increased, which 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 of nutrients are increased, nutrient passage across the blood brain barrier increases as well. For this reason, IV Therapy is frequently incorporated into our treatments for Brain Injury such as Concussion and Stroke at our Edmonton Clinic.
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, for instance, Vitamin C which is regularly involved in immunity also has a direct anti-viral effect when the levels are high enough.
Rapid results - Our Naturopathic Doctors have a preference for IV Therapy for our Edmonton patients because the effects are often extremely rapid, sometimes occurring before a given session is complete but most commonly within 24 hours which is simply rarely seen with oral Naturopathic treatments.
More about Naturopathic Doctors
Naturopathic Doctors have 7-8 years of post secondary education
Our Naturopathic Doctors have additional granted activities including - IV Therapy , Acupuncture and Hyperbaric Medicine.
Naturopathic Doctors are trained in many of the same western diagnostic methods as other medical practitioners in addition to numerous Natural treatment modalities.
Our Naturopaths offer Edmonton Functional Medicine Testing and Orthomolecular Nutrition and a wide range.
UHMS Approved Hyperbaric Indications
Hyperbaric Oxygen has a rich history of research for many difficult to treat conditions.
MS: Oriani et al (1990) studied 44 MS patients - 22 in the 100% Hyperbaric Oxygen group and 22 in the compressed normal air group for 1 month then multiple "booster" treatments over a 1 year period. In the Hyperbaric group, 14/22 reported benefits vs. 2/22 in the Hyperbaric air group reporting benefit.
Stroke: 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 (5 months to 9 years after the stroke)
Lyme: 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 and effect was sustained in approximately 70 % of subjects for up to 6 years.
Athletic Injury: 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.
TBI: 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.
Longevity: 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.
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Fact 1: Safety - Generally speaking, no serious complications are associated with moderate pressure Hyperbaric Oxygen Treatment. At TruMed our Naturopaths take Hyperbaric Safety seriously, contraindications for are assessed and precautions are taken during treatment of those with risk factors for complications
Fact 2: Efficacy - The accumulated data supporting Hyperbaric Oxygen is staggering. Our website alone has dozens of studies supporting the studied and safe effects with regards to Hyperbaric Medicine and many health conditions such as Stroke, Brain Injury, Concussion, Lyme Disease, Radiation Damage and more. Efficacy in UHMS approved conditions is well founded and 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. Tissue oxygen uptake and metabolism is upregulated during and for hours after Hyperbaric treatment and IV Therapy can be used to further enhance your body's chemistry. The pressure gradient is thought to "drive" therapies deeper - deeper penetration has specific applicability in nervous system damage such as Traumatic Brain Injury, Lyme, Concussion, Stroke and MS treatment.
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