Hyperbaric Oxygen & Inflammation
Woo analyzed the effects of hyperbaric oxygen therapy on inflammation, oxidative/antioxidant balance, and muscle damage. The study was made up of 18 healthy males. Blood samples were collected for numerous inflammatory markers and the results suggest that hyperbaric oxygen may be effective in alleviating exercise-induced inflammatory responses and muscle damage.
Wahl demonstrated that a single session of hyperbaric oxygen demonstrates acute and long-lasting neuroplasticity effects in humans via a replicated randomized and controlled clinical trial. The group stated that animal studies have demonstrated anti-inflammatory, and anti-nociceptive properties of hyperbaric oxygen, however, physiological data are scarce in humans. The data drawn from the study demonstrated that a single hyperbaric oxygen session compared to the control is associated with both acute and long-lasting mitigating effects on central anti-inflammatory and neuroplasticity.
One pilot study assessing the effects of hyperbaric oxygen on oxidative stress, inflammation, and symptoms in children with autism concluded that hyperbaric oxygen significantly decreased inflammation as measured by CRP levels. Parental observations support anecdotal accounts of improvement in several domains of autism.
Pouchitis can be a chronic inflammatory complication of ileac pouch-anal anastomosis. Hasan et al. demonstrated in their study that hyperbaric oxygen significantly improved symptoms and endoscopic parameters in a study 46 patients.
Therefore, it can be concluded that hyperbaric oxygen can be used to reduce inflammation.
View the Studies
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy in Chronic Inflammatory Conditions of the Pouch
The effects of hyperbaric oxygen therapy on oxidative stress, inflammation, and symptoms in children with autism: an open-label pilot study
A single session of hyperbaric oxygen therapy demonstrates acute and long-lasting neuroplasticity effects in humans: a replicated, randomized controlled clinical trial