520 – HBOT
Excerpted from HBOTreatment.com
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) has been used more and more frequently in the past decade to treat Lyme disease. A ground breaking study published by Dr. William Fife of Texas A&M University, demonstrated dramatic improvements in overall condition of Lyme patients treated with hyperbaric. Hyperbaric has been shown to reduce pain significantly, modulate the immune system, increase energy, alleviate sleep dysfunction, and reduce cognitive impairment. In most cases, patients are also able to discontinue use of antibiotics or other pharmaceuticals.
Hyperbaric oxygen treatments infuse the body with oxygen, increasing O2 levels by up to 1000% in body tissues through the increased pressure. Borrelia burgdorferi, the bacterium that causes Lyme are considered microaerophilic, needing small amounts of oxygen to survive, but dies in the presence of abundant oxygen. Hyperbaric also acts as an immune modulator and allows organ and gland functionality to normalize, reducing many debilitating Lyme symptoms. Because the chambers pressurize the atmosphere, hyperbaric acts as a detoxifier as well. By forcing oxygen into the tissues through this pressure, toxins, chemicals and other impurities are forced out.
Lyme Disease Treated with Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
Dr. Gulati recommends HBOT, a non-invasive therapy that uses 95-99% oxygen under increased atmospheric pressure in a controlled environment. This treatment enhances the body’s natural ability to heal, reduces inflammation, and is useful in treating a range of conditions including wound healing, autism, cerebral palsy, fibromyalgia, and Lyme disease. “Bacteria, such as that which causes Lyme disease, are unable to survive in such an oxygen-rich environment and can be greatly reduced or eliminated over a course of treatments.”