Stroke and Brain Injury

  • Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) for quick healing   
  • New Hope


After a brain injury such as stroke or head trauma, there are initial life saving measures that need to be taken. Then there is the important rehabilitation for restoration of various functions. Then, if recovery is incomplete, there is a plateau or stable phase where the individual is told that no more progress can be made. That does not always need to be the case. Often, rapid and profound improvements can take place with new therapies that have virtually no side effects. NIHA has innovative techniques using a combination of hyperbaric chamber oxygen therapy,
I.V. nutritional therapy, or other therapies which support the body’s ability to heal after a traumatic occurrence such as stroke or brain injury.

Integrative Medicine Therapies for Stroke & Brain Injury


Hyperbaric Chamber Oxygen Therapy is the breathing of oxygen under hyperbaric (air pressure higher than sea level) conditions. This is accomplished by breathing the oxygen inside a chamber where the air pressure can be controlled and elevated to an appropriate level. Thesensation is similar to that experienced when taking off or landing in an airplane. A typical treatment usually lasts one hour although the time can be adjusted as needed. There is a broad range of uses for the healing that is facilitated by oxygen.

It can be very beneficial to stroke or brain injured patients because it delivers oxygen at the cellular level. The hyperbaric chamber is an excellent medical tool which has been previously unavailable or too costly to use.

While  the use of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy for stroke patients is well-known in Europe, such use has not met with much acceptance in the United States and is mostly used in integrative medicine centers with experience in functional medicine.

Heavy Metal Detoxification is used for removing many heavy metals from the body.

I.V. Nutritional Therapy and oral medications may also be used. Herbal detoxification often may be accomplished using herbal mixtures. Blood levels of heavy metals can be monitored.




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